Image Comics has announced the return of an award-winning comic book series Saga. This new chapter will be the start of a whole new story arc and will arrive early next year. After taking a hiatus from issue 54 in 2018, the hugely popular and critically acclaimed series was announced for its return on January 26. Saga Issue 55 will be a double issue of 44 pages in total for the regular price of $ 2.99. The next issue will continue the story of Alana and Marko as they attempt to take care of their daughter Hazel as well as the rest of their family.
Scriptwriter Brian K. Vaughan spoke about what fans should expect not only in the next issue, but for the future of the series. “Apart from my own family, working with Staples of Fiona to Saga is the most important thing in my life so I cannot thank readers and retailers enough for their patience. I think our next 54 issues will be even more shocking, weird, and spectacular than the first 54, so we can’t wait to be back on the shelves at your local comic book store soon.
Staples, the series illustrator, added, “I really failed to communicate with readers through the pages of Saga, so I’m happy to roll up my sleeves and dive back into this world. The next arc is already going to places I never imagined. I’m so grateful that we can keep doing this! ”
Saga debuted in 2012, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Image Comics, the publisher of the series. The protagonists of the series are Alana and Marko, two cursed lovers from warring planets. When their daughter, Hazel, is born, the two label them traitors and pursue them, forcing the couple to flee as fugitives to protect their daughter.
Creative Director and Editor at Image Comics Eric Stephenson had this to say about the upcoming return of Saga:
“Saga launched at Image on the company’s 20th anniversary in 2012, so it seems more than appropriate that the series is returning to stores just in time for our 30th anniversary next year. I can think of few better ways to celebrate what Image is than by welcoming back one of the most incredible storytelling teams in comic book history as she embarks on the second half of this story. ‘a true epic in the making.
The series has been a monstrous success both commercially and critically, with seven million copies sold. Saga has also won numerous awards including multiple Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards, Hugo Award, British Fantasy Award, Goodreads Choice Award, Shuster Award, Inkwell Award, Ringo Award, etc.
Saga is available for purchase at bookstores and comic book stores as well as several digital storefronts for those who wish to catch up on the series before its imminent return. Saga returns to comic book stores on January 26, with Image Comics asking fans to pre-order by January 3 due to expected high demand. Discover the coverage for Saga # 55 below:
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