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Saga #61 kicks off a new story arc and sells out!

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ bestselling, multiple award winning series Saga kicks off an exciting new story arc with last week’s issue #61 release and will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming reorder demand.

Fans won’t want to miss this epic new chapter filled to the brim with high-stakes drama, shocking surprises, and emotional adventures.

Saga #61, second printing (Diamond Code DEC228767) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 25. 

Saga #62 (Diamond Code DEC220295) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 22.

Saga #61, second printing

Mini Reviews: Saga #61

Saga #61

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling reviews of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full one for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews and Recommendations.

Logan

Saga #61 (Image Comics) – The beginning of this new arc of Saga focuses on Hazel, Squire, and Alana struggling as unhoused folks on a planet that has become a warzone plus some behind the scenes machinations from The Will, Gwendolyn, and a very badass Petrichor. Fiona Staples‘ visuals do a wonderful job of showing the passing of time with Hazel and Squire’s new outfits revealing how quickly they’ve had to grow up and how angry they’ve become. And speaking of innocence, her flashback to Marko and Gwendolyn with a lot less lines on their faces and lot more jingoism in Brian K. Vaughan‘s dialogue drives home how much he’s missed by readers and characters in-universe. Vaughan and Staples have definitely set him as a common thread in Saga #61 while also focusing on the still-raging and pointless war between Wreath and Landfall. There is true horror in the scenes of carnage on the planet like when a regular grocery store parking lot becomes a sniper’s den. Saga continues to be compelling and feature creative character designs from Fiona Staples and heart-rending narration from Brian K. Vaughan, and issue 61 in particular takes a big swing that we’ll see if it works or not in subsequent comics. Overall: 9.0 Verdict: Buy


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

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SAGA #61

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start the day.

The Beat – Angoulême ’23: Riad Sattouf wins the Grand Prix – Congrats!

Reviews

CBR – Amazing Spider-Man #18
CBR – Inferno Girl Red #1
Comic Crusaders – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #2
CBR – Saga #61
CBR – Star Wars: The High Republic – The Blade #2
Comic Crusaders – Star Wars: Yoda #3
CBR – Star Wars: Yoda #3

Saga kicks off a new arc in January 2023

The bestselling, award winning Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples will kick off a highly anticipated new story arc in January 2023 from Image Comics.

In the upcoming Saga #61, readers are treated to another epic season of emotional adventures and shocking surprises for Hazel and her star-crossed family. It will pick up where the recent Saga, Vol. 10 trade paperback release (collecting Saga #55-60) left off.

Image has also revealed that the Saga series has sold seven million copies to date across single issue, trade paperback, compendium, hardcover, and digital editions and has been translated into 20 languages.

Saga #61 (Diamond Code NOV220102) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 24.

Saga #61

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Batman #125

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – She-Hulk’s Arrival In Marvel’s Avengers Leaked In Awkward Xbox Livestream Moment – With a show coming, is it a surprise really?

The Mary Sue – 99.5% of HarperCollins Union Vote in Favor to Initiate a Strike For Equitable Pay – We support them.

Reviews

Comicbook – Batman #125
CBR – Flashpoint Beyond #3
The Beat – Saga #60
Comicbook – Saga #60
Collected Editions – Shazam!: To Hell and Back
The Beat – Starhenge #1
CBR – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin

Saga Vol. 10 Comes to Shelves October 2022

The return story arc of the bestselling, multiple Eisner Award winning series Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples—which generated momentous excitement amongst fans this year—will be collected into trade paperback in this forthcoming Saga Vol. 10. This new installment will collect the single issues #55-60.

This will be the first new trade paperback in the series since Saga, Vol. 9 released in September 2018.

At long last, Hazel and her star-crossed family are finally back! But where the hell have they been? The Saga team is proud to return with a more pulse-pounding adventure, heart-wrenching character drama, and gloriously graphic sex and violence, as Saga embarks on its most epic chapter yet.

Saga, Vol. 10 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2334-6) will be available on Wednesday, October 5. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo. 

Saga Vol. 10

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

A KINGS VENGEANCE #2

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

A King’s Vengeance #2 (Scout Comics) – A ruler defeated and left for dead in a weird fantasy world. We enjoyed the first issue with it’s intriguing mix of genre and we’re excited to check out more.

Armorclads #1 (Valiant) – Valiant is slowly building back it’s universe and we’re really intrigued to see how this fitst into the puzzle. If it does at all!

Beyond the Beyond #1 (Scout Comics) – When an argument between the siblings goes too far, Nova enacts her long awaited plan to escape the mining colony and explore the alien world from where her parents never returned.

Ghost Cage #1 (Image Comics) – When his megacorp power plant falls under attack by terrorists, the super-scientist who revolutionized and controls all energy on Earth sends his ultimate creation (and an adequate employee) in to destroy his most monstrous secrets.

Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning #4 (AfterShock) – We’re in love with the series and its take on the slasher genre.

Rogues #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The fact the Rogues are called “blue collar” in the description has us intrigued about this take.

Saga #57 (Image Comics)Saga is back and it feels like it never left us.

Speed Republic #2 (Mad Cave Studios) – Racing against and Autocrat. Yeah, we’re in.

Task Force Z #6 (DC Comics) – The silly concept of a zombie Suicide Squad has been a lot of fun so far.

Until My Knuckles Bleed #2/Until My Knuckles Bleed #3 (Behemoth) – Two issues out this week? The story of a retired superhero turned bouncer at a strip club had us intrigued to find out more.

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Saga #55

The weekend is almost here! What geek things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

ICv2 – Nirvana Comics Raises Over $100,000 for ‘Project Maus’ – That’s awesome.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Dr. Wertham paging Dr. Karen in SHELF IT – Free comics!

Reviews

CBR – Devil’s Reign: Winter Soldier #1
AIPT: Moon Knight by Bendis and Maleev: The Complete Collection
The Beat – Saga #55

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Batman/Catwoman Special #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Batman/Catwoman Special #1 (DC Comics) – John Paul Leon left us far too soon and this issue is a great opportunity to see why he’s such an admired artist.

Black Panther #3 (Marvel) – John Ridley has grounded the character and put him on a quest to figure out who’s assassinating his undercover agents. Action and paranoia!

Cocaine Coast (Ablaze) – The true story about the European drug trade, and it’s been turned into a Netflix series!?

DC vs. Vampires #4 (DC Comics) – The series has kept us guessing as to who is a vampire and who’s not and who’s getting killed next!

Devil’s Reign #3/Devil’s Reign: Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel) – The event has been fantastic so far and we’re here for every release… including the spin-offs!

The Harbinger #4 (Valiant) – The series has been awesome so far and we’re expecting some major implications for the Valiant Universe to spin out of it.

Saga #55 (Image Comics)Saga‘s return is a big deal after what feels like a decade since we last saw it on the shelf. How will it feel picking the series up after such a long break? We’ll find out soon enough!

Stray Dogs: Dog Days #2 (Image Comics) – We’re sad this is just two issues diving deeper into this amazing horror series from the perspective of dogs. We want more!

Superman & Robin Special #1 (DC Comics) – We loved Super Sons, so to see a grown-up Jon and Damian team up should be entertaining.

Task Force Z #4 (DC Comics) – The concept of a “zombie” Suicide Squad might seem silly but it really works.

Saga’s Return Leads this Week’s Highlights

There are a lot of comics that come out every week and we’re kicking off a new regular feature where we highlight some of the interesting comics and debuts coming each week!

We want to hear what you want with this so let us know your thoughts in the comments.

This week’s highlights:

  • Batman/Catwoman Special #1 (DC Comics)
  • Black Panther #3 (Marvel)
  • Cocaine Coast (Ablaze)
  • Cowboy Bebop #1 (Titan Comics)
  • The Harbinger #4 (Valiant)
  • House of Slaughter #4 (BOOM! Studios)
  • Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label)
  • Saga #55 (Image Comics)
  • Stray Dogs: Dog Days #2 (Image Comics)
  • X Deaths of Wolverine #1 (Marvel)
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