Now’s Your Chance To Catch Up on Saga

by Dylan Blight


I understand the feeling. The comic series looks really cool, and you wanna jump into reading it, but there is a pile of issues in front of you with new issues still dropping monthly. It can seem daunting. Wouldn’t it be great if they just stopped printing til’ you caught up? Well, Saga is doing just that. 

Newsarama reports that in the back of Saga #54 releasing this week writer and creator Brian K. Vaughan penned a column explaining the series is going on an indefinite hiatus. 

“After fifty-four issues and over 1,200 consecutive pages of sequential storytelling together, Fiona and I have decided to take an extended break before we eventually reunite with Saga #55. And unlike our usual three months of ‘Vacationanza’ between arcs, we plan to pause publication of this series for at least the next year.”

Comics creators can often be stuck in a pushing medium that never gives a break, especially if you’re running one of the biggest series going at the moment like the team of Vaughan and Fiona Staples are with Saga. It’s great to see them take the time to work on the story, and give themselves a break as well and Image Comics supporting their decision. 

“This obviously wasn’t a decision we took lightly, but Fiona and I feel a responsibility to keep making the very best comic we can, and we both agreed that he only way to eventually finish the epic saga we set out to tell was with this one significant… let’s call it… Intermission!”

So, if you’re like me and actually haven’t jumped into Saga yet, now seem’s like a great time to catch over the next year in time to re-join the continuing journey. 


‘Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, published monthly by the American company Image Comics.’