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SAGA Deluxe Hardcover Announced

Soon you can buy the first three trades in a great package.

On Saturday, July 26 at San Diego Comic-Con, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples announced to a packed audience at the SAGA panel the November release of SAGA: BOOK ONE, the first in a series of deluxe hardcover volumes of their award-winning and beloved Image Comics series. Collecting the first three paperback volumes of SAGA, the 500-page-plus BOOK ONE will feature brand-new cover art by Staples. It will be released on November 25, 2014.

As Vaughan and Staples revealed in their Comic-Con panel, the cover of each hardcover edition will feature the series’ main character, Hazel. BOOK ONE’s cover depicts Hazel breastfeeding as an infant.

"Saga is the story of Hazel, and each hardcover edition will feature her at a different stage of life in a new cover from co-creator Fiona Staples,” said writer Vaughan. “I have no idea how Staples will top this first one, which perfectly captures our heroine's first few months in the universe. But we're even more proud of what's under the cover, 500 pages of story and never-before-seen extras, including a weirdly detailed creator roundtable about how the team makes a complete issue of our comic, from daydreaming to shipping."

Vaughan’s and Staples’ announcement came the day after they received three Eisner Awards at the annual ceremony held during Comic-Con. SAGA received a Best Continuing Series Eisner, Vaughan received Best Writer, and Staples was awarded Best Painter/Multimedia Artist.

Telling the story of a family escaping an interplanetary war, SAGA is an ongoing comic book series, released monthly by Image Comics. It has won a Hugo Award, a British Fantasy Award, and multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards. All three volumes of SAGA have reached number one on the New York Times best sellers list, and volume one has been in the top ten for more than seventy weeks. SAGA's next issue, #22, will be in comic book stores on August 27. Three trade paperback collections are now available, and SAGA: VOLUME 4 will be in stores in December.

SAGA BOOK ONE Deluxe Hardcover by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-078-3
  • Diamond Comic order code MAR148090
  • 504 pages, $49.99
  • In stores November 25
  • Collects issues #1-18 of SAGA
  • Rated Mature
38 Comments
Posted by Lena_Dante

AWESOME. I already own the first two trades and the singles, but I'll almost certainly shell out for the deluxe edition

Edited by G-Man
Posted by MaccyD

I got the first three volumes in a comic-com themed sale yesterday. Coincidence? I think not.

Posted by kennybaese

Man, this is going to be hard to justify, but I probably need this. Maybe I'll donate my softcovers to some of my friends or something.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

How much is it exactly? That's be something you should include.

Posted by G-Man

@dagmar_merrill: It's listed there under the second image, $49.99 retail.

Posted by Z3RO180

Dame if I knew this was comeing I would have waited

Posted by kantrip

Definitely worth the 50.00

Posted by UltimateSMfan

Ok i know what i'm getting for my birthday :D even though this comes out a little after it.

Posted by ScrappyDont27

Sweet going to have to get this to get caught up

Posted by nappystr8

That's a pretty bold cover choice. That book will serve as a great conversation piece for anyone who picks it up, which I feel like adds to the value of getting it, even for those people who already have the single issues and trades.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@g_man: I totally didn't see that. Was that always there?

Posted by munkieKONG

Shut up and take my money. This is one of the few series I would own both in singles and Hardcover Trades (I don't really go for collecting paperbacks). I need to get that Uncanny X-Force book too....

Posted by SlickyMike88

I already have the 3 first trades :P perhaps I should wait for a deluxe hardcover 2 ? Would be long time waiting :? but the payoff for such a grand story is rewarding :)

Posted by Wilbertus

Wow seems like my hesitation to buy this series has finally paid off!

Posted by Djainess

Ok, now everybody knows what they'll ask for Christmas ^^

Posted by M1cAL

$50 for the first 18 issues in a hardcover...thats a steal!!! im so glad i didn't buy the paperbacks, can't wait!

Posted by Paste_Pot_Pete

Wow, wish I bought the paperbacks, oh well.

Edited by danhimself

SWEET! I've been holding off on purchasing any of the trades in hopes of a hardcover

plus I want to point out that it's only $34.35 to preorder it on Amazon

Posted by CaptainHoopla

I already have the trades, no reason for me to get this. Having said that, $50 for this is not a good deal, $35 is though.

Posted by Astro_Zombie78

Awesome. Must have this. This series just gets better and better.

Posted by Surza7

can not wait to own this.Only read issue 1 and just waiting for the HC ,so excited!

Posted by munkieKONG

How could you only read the first issue of this?

Edited by Hanson724

This is going to look real nice on my shelf.

-edit- Wow, I just saw the price. That's a killer deal!

Posted by Maddpanda531

Beautiful

Posted by The Mast

This works out to £30 G.B.P. I paid £32 for the second Invincible compendium and that was 47 issues.

...but I'll have someone buy it for me because I just need everything new Staples does. I don't buy Saga in trades, I'm an issues guy, but I'll get this.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

How could you only read the first issue of this?

By only reading the first issue? I mean it's free on Comixology.

Posted by NegativeCero

As the book that introduced me to the world of comics, I am absolutely excited to pick this up.

Posted by TheFirstLantern

i will have as much saga as i can in my life.

Posted by Blackshark

Perfect! I just jumped into the comic with issue 19 and planned to buy the trades. Now I am glad I did not. XD I will wait patiently for the Deluxe Hardcover. :3

Posted by Komic_Brew

Oh yeah! This will be a perfect gift for my girlfriend. (and for me) :D

Posted by Lvenger

I read the first volume but it just wasn't for me at all. I can see why people love this book though and why a 500 page deluxe edition can be brought out. It's gonna be a lot of money though so only the diehard fans might cough it up.

Posted by Billy Batson

@lvenger said:

I read the first volume but it just wasn't for me at all. I can see why people love this book though and why a 500 page deluxe edition can be brought out. It's gonna be a lot of money though so only the diehard fans might cough it up.

You can get collections for almost half off online.

BB

Posted by Lvenger

@lvenger said:

I read the first volume but it just wasn't for me at all. I can see why people love this book though and why a 500 page deluxe edition can be brought out. It's gonna be a lot of money though so only the diehard fans might cough it up.

You can get collections for almost half off online.

BB

Is that for the single volumes of Saga? If so that's a very good deal, no wonder Saga is so popular with this kind of good marketing.

Edited by naked_snake

This is great, $50 seems a bit expensive though.

Posted by Billy Batson

@lvenger said:

@billy_batson said:

@lvenger said:

I read the first volume but it just wasn't for me at all. I can see why people love this book though and why a 500 page deluxe edition can be brought out. It's gonna be a lot of money though so only the diehard fans might cough it up.

You can get collections for almost half off online.

BB

Is that for the single volumes of Saga? If so that's a very good deal, no wonder Saga is so popular with this kind of good marketing.

No, it's for every comic book collection that is still in print. You can just type any collection on Amazon or whatever to see for yourself.

BB

Posted by Ms-Lola

Getting.

Posted by Samuel_Simmons

3 trades for the price of 5. Oh yeah, great deal.