Gwendolyn Steals the Show

Gwendolyn and The WillThroughout its nine-issue run, Saga has been rich with original characters who grab the eye and, occasionally, the heart. Who can forget The Stalk, the half woman-half insect given to salty, amusing dialogue? Or Prince Robot IV, a monarch with an analog television for a head?

And now we have the stunning mystery woman whose name fugitive newlywed Marko uttered while he hovered near death in issue #3, prompting his wife, Alana, to ask: “Who the fuck is Gwendolyn?” Continue reading

Just Go Buy Saga #1 Already

Saga #1
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples
Lettering/Design by Fonografiks
Published by Image Comics

An exceptional comic book leaves readers thinking not only about the story’s potential, but also the brilliance of what it has already delivered. Saga #1 is that kind of comic. From the beginning, it is obvious that writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples have created something special, and what a rare joy to read a highly anticipated book that delivers on every level. Continue reading

Friday Favorite: Agent 355

There are plenty of reasons to be evangelical about Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man — a haunting storyline in which almost every male on Earth drops dead, pages of nail-biting drama, sharp humor … and a monkey. It’s like a groundbreaking HBO show in print, with great illustrations (Pia Guerra). But of all the reasons I love this story, it’s the character of secret Agent 355 who tops the list. (Spoilers are ahead.) Continue reading