Saga, the most beloved science fiction comic book series on the shelves right now is going on a year long hiatus.
Series masterminds, Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples announced they are taking the time off to recharge, come back, and finish the epic series.
Per Comic Book Resources:
The upcoming break was announced in the letters column of this week’s Saga #54, which completes the series’ ninth storyline. Since the 12-time Eisner Award-winning series launched in 2012, every six issues consists of a story arc and then the creators would take a three month break before picking up again with the next arc. This time around, though, the break will be much longer.
In the column, Vaughan explained:
“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. 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!”
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. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars and is based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts a husband and wife, Alana and Marko, from long-warring extraterrestrial races, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their daughter, Hazel, who is born in the beginning of the series and who occasionally narrates the series as an unseen adult.