The first six issues of Saga are collected in this volume by Brian Vaughan (Y: The Last Man; Ex Machina; Lost (t.v. show)) and award-winning illustrator Fiona Staples. This story gives a different perspective to the phrase 'star-crossed lovers'. Alana and Marko are from two different planets that are at war with each other. Alana was born on a technologically advanced planet while Marko hales from its only satellite, Wreath, a place whose people wield magic. The pair fall in love and try to escape the war to to raise their family but are hunted as traitors. They have to fight off armies, assassins and all types of otherworldly monsters.
I picked this book up because I liked the cover and I knew the author from Y: The Last man. I found out that it won 3 Eisner Awards (comic book industry awards). I don't often read comics but when I do this is what I want them to be.