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kneeblock

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I keep trying and failing to get into Saga. I love BKV, but I couldn't get into it after the first arc because it seemed to be moving too slowly. How would you say it compares to other comic book space operas like Heart of Empire or A Distant Soil or even a good film or tv show comparison? Everyone swears by this series and I want to give it another shot.
 

Super Dave

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I keep trying and failing to get into Saga. I love BKV, but I couldn't get into it after the first arc because it seemed to be moving too slowly. How would you say it compares to other comic book space operas like Heart of Empire or A Distant Soil or even a good film or tv show comparison? Everyone swears by this series and I want to give it another shot.
I gave this some thought and I’m struggling to come up with a comparison. I once saw it described as Star Wars meets Game of Thrones, but that’s probably the most basic comparison given the popularity of those two.
There’s a lot of characters and story going on so you definitely need to be in it for the long haul for payoffs.
If you like the genre and BKV I’d say give it another story arc?
It’s really a unique book.
 

Super Dave

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I love how punk rock it is. BKV was asked about the potential for movie or tv adaptation. He said he planned to keep it as a comic and that he put things in it that he knew couldn’t be done in tv or movies, which is clear reading it.
Or that when people complained about the female character breast feeding on the cover of the first issue. They used that cover for the first trade and then threw it in those complainers faces with the cover of the first hardcover collection.

Issue 1
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Hardcover 1
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gangsterkathryn

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Oct 20, 2015
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OMG, so look. I meant to start from the beginning and read the whole thing all over before entering into the new issue but I got busy with school, I didn't read. Now I am in this debate on do I just read the new one or carve out time to start at the beginning. I don't think it will take me too long to get through.

I haven't read it yet, though. You know I love me some Saga.
 

Super Dave

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OMG, so look. I meant to start from the beginning and read the whole thing all over before entering into the new issue but I got busy with school, I didn't read. Now I am in this debate on do I just read the new one or carve out time to start at the beginning. I don't think it will take me too long to get through.

I haven't read it yet, though. You know I love me some Saga.
There’s definitely big moments that I completely forgot happened. I was hoping they’d have a “previously on” write up inside the cover like some image titles do. Mostly because I’m lazy and too anxious to read the new issue.
I doesn’t hurt jumping right into the new one but I’d recommend going back through.
 

gangsterkathryn

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There’s definitely big moments that I completely forgot happened. I was hoping they’d have a “previously on” write up inside the cover like some image titles do. Mostly because I’m lazy and too anxious to read the new issue.
I doesn’t hurt jumping right into the new one but I’d recommend going back through.
I'll have to use my "distracted" time to be more productively distracted by Saga.

I have been collecting a very select portion of Funkos and I am currently looking for the Lying Cat one.
 

gangsterkathryn

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Maaaaan. I forgot how much I love this.


And how many times they hang dong.

The first time around, I missed a reference to my favorite comic of all time, Sex Criminals. I saw it this time, though.

I’m almost caught up.
I love Lying Cat so much.
 

gangsterkathryn

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I hate cliffhangers.


Is anyone else gonna fill out the survey at the end of today's issue? I think I will do it, just in case I get some prizes... I like prizes.
 
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gangsterkathryn

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It’s a true test of people’s love of comics and collecting.
He said, "I believe comics are meant to be read until the staples fall out".



I used to have comics worth money...
OH shit. I just realized I actually do have Brad Meltzer's Green Arrow: Archer's Quest... I forgot I bought them back... I should get them signed at his new book's signing...