Saga Volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga' s creators describe it as Star Wars from the point of view of non-combatants. The story of Marko, Alana, and their daughter Hazel is a vision deeply subversive of war and violence. The parents, two soldiers on opposing sides, meet cute in a prison camp by bonding over a shared love for a pacifist novel, and their child is an alternative path marked out for destruction.In their quest to elude their enemies the family traverses the galaxy in a rocket-ship tree, picks up a hitchhiking ghost, befriends an eccentric author, and confronts the limits of their own morals in protecting their daughter. This epic space opera is a treatise on the true costs of violence, the importance of family, the unseen repercussions of our actions, and the fundamental desire to find peace. Reader be warned (but also intrigued): this is a mature book that includes graphic violence, abundant sex, deep loss, human trafficking, and the tremendous toll proxy wars extract from our humanity. But ultimately this is a story about hope! This book is hilarious, gut-punch tragic, complex, enthralling, and one of the best-drawn comics of all time. Plus, it's now appearing in monthly installments after a three-year hiatus. This is the time to dive in!