Masters of the Universe

The space story Saga is the comic world's big hit

At comic-con, the Gigantic festival that takes over San Diego in mid-July, the aisles overflow with new comic books. There are updates of decades-old franchises, barely disguised pitches for movies and cash-ins written by rock stars. The breakout hit of the moment, though--the series people talk about the way they talked about The Walking Dead a few years ago--is none of those. Saga, the creation of writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, is a cartwheeling sci-fi epic about a couple of new parents running for their lives in the middle of an interplanetary war. It's mischievous, vulgar and gorgeously...

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