Saga, dope-ass comic book and brainchild of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is taking a year off. This is fantastic, because it allows me to catch-up on the title. However, it would be fantastic even if I was. If the two of them feel the creative juices ebbing, I would rather they take a spot to recharge.
How do you get me to read Archie? You stick Fiona Staples on the artwork. Oh, and Mark Waid penning the title doesn’t hurt.
Ho-hum. Another day, another gorgeous piece of artwork from Fiona Staples. The artist’s latest efforts are for the upcoming MoCCA Arts Fest in NYC.
Hit the jump for the full regalia.
Fiona Staples. The artist that started off righteous on Saga and has only gotten better. She’s now dropping some hot Marvel goodness for the first time in the form of a cover for Miles Morales: Long Title. Exciting to see her in the Marvel flock. Even more exciting to ingest this gorgeous artwork.
Hit the jump for the full cover.
Hell to the Robot Fucking Yes. This past weekend Saga Vol. 1 won the Hugo award for Best Graphic Story. Vaughan and Staples have continually delivered my favorite title of the month every time it drops, and it is delicious to see them getting rewarded for their excellence. I’m not saying it is the ideal way for them to get rewarded, though. In my mind, they come over to my house. I’m wearing nothing but a bikini made out of Jell-O. I serve them dinner (pasta and meat balls, obviously) while complimenting them on their wonderful title. After dinner we play Jenga, pausing briefly for neck messages that I dole out with extreme aplomb. They leave, really knowing that they’re appreciated.
But this is nice too.
Hnng. Fiona Staples artwork is lovely. Dare I say, nonpareil? I just wanted to use that word. Probably incorrectly, too. So uh whatever. Anyways! There is an article in Time Magazine about Saga, and the brilliant Staples cut a little bit of awesome artwork for the commemoration.
It’s totally the berries.
Hit the jump to check for the full image. Plus! More info.
I’m with Brian K. Vaughan in thinking that digital distribution may be the best thing to happen to mainstream comics. However, it may also have been what plunged me into comic book-ennui for the first half of this year.
Apple bans ‘SAGA’ #12 from comiXology because of gay sex, Brian K. Vaughan is all “we ain’t compromising anything.”
There is a storm coming, Annie! Grab Jar Jar Binks, and get your ass inside. Apple has banned the sale of Saga #12 from the comiXology app in their store, igniting an understandable uproar. Despite other issues having rather gratuitous rotting testicles and the such, this is the first issue of Saga to receive the ban. Most people are explaining the discrepancy by pointing out the fact that this issue of Saga depicts *gasp* gay sex. Oh boy.
Welcome to Buy These Stinkin’ Comics!, the far too irregular/theoretically weekly comic book column. When this rotting husk of a column manifests, its intended use is to share the various comic titles that we are all interested in on a given week. Audience participation is requested – nay – required to make this monster’s heart beat. Should you not see a comic listed that you’re interested in (and you will, my taste generally is lacking), share it in the comments section. Let’s do this.
This is an older jam (as noted by the date Staples herself dropped on the picture), but it is my first time coming across it. Love it.