Saga’s call to empathy lands more strongly still because of the way Vaughan’s story harnesses Staples’s images. The writer has a gift for fleshing out how a character’s intersecting identities and experiences inform how they see the world and the choices they make.
I was excited to see the Saga got some love in the Atlantic today. Saga is, hands down, the best comic, and one of the best pieces of fiction, I have ever encountered. It is simultaneously intense, beautiful, tragic, hopeful, and quiet.