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PORTLAND, Ore. 03/19/2024 — Image Comics is pleased to announce exciting new 6x9 trim size editions of the multiple award winning, bestselling series Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples slated to begin hitting shelves this September. This upcoming Saga, Vol. 1 in 6x9 trim size paperback format will feature new, never-before-seen cover art by Staples which was revealed yesterday via's TikTok.

The series will remain available in single issue, standard trim size trade paperback, deluxe hardcover, and compendium trade paperback editions—as well as digital formats—offering readers a variety of options to suit any reader’s tastes.

"How cool is it to see Fiona revisiting our heroes at the beginning of their journey? While Fiona and I are hard at work on new chapters of Saga, we hope these lovely editions from Image will help introduce a whole new audience to the ongoing adventures of Hazel and her star-crossed family," said Vaughan.

Saga has sold ten million copies to date across all formats and has been translated into 20 languages. The series also boasts multiple Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, a Hugo Award, British Fantasy Award, Goodreads Choice Award, Shuster Award, Inkwell Award, Ringo Award, and more. It has been featured in such mainstream media outlets as TIME, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, NPR, and more. The series has become a pop culture phenomenon and has been immortalized with references and easter eggs appearing in such popular TV shows as Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, and even a Taco Bell commercial featuring the characters dressed in cosplay. Saga is a critically acclaimed masterpiece and one of the most iconic, bestselling comic book series of its time.

Perhaps best described as Romeo & Juliet meets Star Wars, this genre-blending, sci-fi/fantasy space opera follows star-crossed lovers from enemy worlds. An epic for mature readers, Saga, Vol. 1 introduces readers to new parents Marko and Alana as they risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war.

The new 6x9 trim size Saga, Vol. 1 paperback edition (ISBN: 9781534370548) will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, September 11 and independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo on Tuesday, September 24.

Saga is also available now in standard trade paperback, deluxe hardcover, and paperback compendium print formats at local comic book shops, independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo:

  • Saga, Book One deluxe hardcover - ISBN: 978-1-63215-078-3
  • Saga, Book Two deluxe hardcover - ISBN: 978-1632159038
  • Saga, Book Three deluxe hardcover - ISBN: 978-1-5343-1221-0
  • Saga, Compendium One - ISBN: 978-1-5343-1346-0
  • Saga, Box Set - ISBN: 978-1-53432-140-3
  • Saga, Vol. 1 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1607066019
  • Saga, Vol. 2 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1607066927
  • Saga, Vol. 3 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1607069317
  • Saga, Vol. 4 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1632150776
  • Saga, Vol. 5 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1632154385
  • Saga, Vol. 6 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1632157119
  • Saga, Vol. 7 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1534300606
  • Saga, Vol. 8 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1534303492
  • Saga, Vol. 9 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1534308374
  • Saga, Vol. 10 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1534323346
  • Saga, Vol. 11 trade paperback - ISBN: 978-1534399136

The digital editions of Saga can be found across many platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Select praise for Saga:

“A completely addictive, human story.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“While the book works as a poignant love story and an indictment of prejudice, trippy visuals and clever dialog make this Romeo and Juliet space opera a lot of fun as well.” —Library Journal

“Vaughan's whip-snap dialogue is as smart, cutting, and well timed as ever… [Staples’] character designs dish out some of the best aliens around, the immersive world-crafting is lushly detailed and deeply thought through, and the spacious layouts keep the focus squarely on the personal element, despite the chaotic cosmos they inhabit.” —Booklist (starred review)

“The kind of comic that you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream comic…Saga is Heavy Metal eclecticism synthesized into a singular, sprawling narrative à la Cerberus or The Walking Dead—a vast sandbox built for never ending castle-building.” —Entertainment Weekly

“An unwieldy, profane, and glorious ode to compassion and equality… a sprawling tale that shuffles the beats of numerous genres, including pulp romance, road trip, Western, dark comedy, and political thriller.” —The Atlantic

“There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who are reading Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples amazing adult sci fi/fantasy Image comic Saga, and those who haven’t yet. The former people are leading happier, fuller lives, because Saga is amaaaaaazzzing.” —io9/Gizmodo

Saga is the space fantasy comic of our times.” —BookRiot

“The humanity that BKV imbues on his characters is rich and relatable, and the danger that surrounds them is fierce and ever present.” —IGN