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CBF Quick Picks #111 : Saga #1 | Comic Book Fury

CBF Quick Picks #111 : Saga #1

March 20, 2012 by
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It’s weeks like these that remind me why I love comics. The superheroes may dominate the market (and quite honestly are keeping it alive), but new ideas pop up that make me happy to know how much more this industry has to offer.

Look no further than Brian K. Vaughan’s return to comics with Saga #1. If you know his knack for characterization in previous works like Y: The Last Man or Ex Machina, you’ll be no stranger to this premiere. Mixing it with a Star Wars and Romeo & Juliet premise makes for intriguing drama. Even better, Fiona Staples brings a grounded approach to the art that makes you feel so much for the characters that you forget that it’s a sci-fi book. Please get this book – if not for you, then for your father’s brother’s former college roommate. He’ll appreciate $2.99 for 44 pages of content and no ads.

Not to be pushed to the side, Vertigo unleashed Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s political sci-fi drama in Saucer Country #1. I’m always a fan of genres meshed together and Cornell’s a good writer to do it. This could have easily went the X-Files route and it still could. But the focus on the New Mexico governor and her history keeps it grounded and focused – even if she’s not all there.

While it’s not creator-owned, it’s still a book you’re overlooking. Suicide Squad #7 is icky, creepy, and messed up. But it has Harley Quinn. And it has Joker’s face. And it has Joker’s face on Deadshot’s face. I’m going to stop typing now…

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