In the future, war has raged its way throughout the galaxy stemming from a conflict involving a moon and its planet. Marko, a moony, and his wife have just given birth to a beautiful baby girl. The only problem is that they are on opposite sides of the way. And there's a lot of people who want that baby dead.
Imagine taking a lot of weird, random stuff and throwing it into a pot. Then put that pot into the oven and cook it. Now imagine that when you pull it out, you're left with the most delicious meal you've ever eaten. That's how I describe Saga because it has everything: bounty hunters, killer spiders, Robot kings, people with TVs for heads, sex planets, child sex trafficking, wooden spaceships, disembowled ghosts, giant panther like creatures that call you out when you lie, and so much more. But it works. Flawlessly.
I literally cannot wait to get my hands on volume 2 (should be here Tuesday!) because honestly, I have no idea how this all ties together - but it must because this is one of the highest rated graphic novels EVER.
A word of caution, however, because this graphic novel should be referred to as a GRAPHIC novel - loads of cursing, sex, demented situations, and violence that should definitely be avoided by children. This is a rated R (verging on NC-17) graphic novel but if you're mature enough to handle it, read this book. If you're one of those people who call anything different "weird", avoid this book because that's why this story is so brilliant. I can almost guarantee that you've never read anything like this before.