**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 3 (Part Three): The Stalk and The Will Were a Couple? Really?!? (Or: Alana Finds Out About Marko’s Other Woman)

  The Stalk fires over her shoulder as she flees from the giant warthog creatures that are pursuing her. “Hell,” she says. “FUCKING HELL!” Into her phone, she says: “Phone: call The Will.” “Incoming call from. . . The Stalk,” says the phone on The Will’s personal spacecraft. He’s sitting at his kitchen table eating […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 3 (Part Two): Humane Treatment of Prisoners & Here’s Izabel

Prince Robot IV has traveled to the detention facility where Alana once worked. It’s where she broke her husband Marko out, in fact. The prince is interviewing a Moonie prisoner, who is sitting at a table with a bag over his head. “I’ve come a long way to speak with you, so listen carefully,” Prince […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 2 (Part One): The Secret of the Breast Milk

An exterior shot of a familiar spaceship floating in the middle of some red-looking rocks. OC Voice: “Phone: call my agent.” Phone: “Certainly, The Will. Home or Office?” “Office,” says The Will. He’s sitting in his chair, with some sort of joystick in his right hand. Perhaps it’s the control for the spaceship. I don’t […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Four): Enter The Will and Lying Cat

Marko and Alana are in the sewer system, after surviving the firefight between Marko’s people and the winged soldiers and Baron TV Head. Marko seems to be generating his own light source, a blue flame balanced above his right palm. Alana says, “I thought she’d never quit crying.” She’s holding their swaddled newborn baby. “Can […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Three): Robot Sex, and the Introduction of Prince Robot IV

You know, I’ve been calling the characters with television sets (and not flatscreens, either) for heads “robots.” But, in the next scene, with two naked TV Heads having sex, they appear pretty much organic, except for the heads. Plus, they are having sex, which strikes me as an un-robotic activity. “I want you deep, baby!” […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Two): Why Quentin Tarantino Should Direct a Space Opera

After seeing the first part of this Comics Commentary in print, I’ve decided not to list the page numbers going forward. I hope to impart a feeling of moving through panels and pages by use of dialogue and description. If I’m describing a new setting, it’s a sure bet that we’ve changed panels. When we […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part One): A Child is Born

I came around to Brian K. Vaughan by a backwards route. I knew he had been involved in the later seasons of the television show Lost. Later, he was mentioned in relation to the television adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome (first season was good; second season was not). When I began listening to […]

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