Monday, September 09, 2013

IS SAGA THE WORLD'S BEST COMIC? Six Harvey Awards Say Yes

When I launched this regular feature last week, I didn't think my second post would be news on this scale, but boy what a sweep! Image Comics Saga, by writer Brian K Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples is currently the title that reminds me what I loved about this genre in the first place, and now it's picked up six Harvey Awards. What six? Try;

Color: Fiona Staples

New Series: Saga

Best Continuing or Limited Series: Saga

Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan

Best Artist: Fiona Staples

Best Single Issue or Story: Saga #1

Okay so the award was for issue one, and I used the cover for issue seven, sue me. Every cover Fiona and crew design on this series is worthy of an award!

Other notable Harvey Awards from the weekend went to; Klaus Janson - Best Inker (Captain America), David Mazzucchelli‘s Daredevil: Born Again Artists Edition - Best Domestic Reprint Project (I have this too and it's incredible!), David Aja - Best Cover Artist (Hawkeye), and Sal Buscema - Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award.

 What do you think? 

4 comments:

  1. Every cover is a work of art, worthy of framing. Everytime I think I have a new favorite another issue comes out. I'd like Fiona Staples wallpaper, with Saga covers, all over my upstairs.
    No other book I'm reading right now has me jumping when it's released. And then rereading the entire series just for pleasure. It's the first one I recommend to anyone, which is odd because I don't normally recommend something that hasn't finished yet. That first issue was so fantastic, I never thought I could actually enjoy a birth scene that much. Something usually jars me out of it, but despite the fact that the mother had wings and the father had horns it was the best, most honest introduction to comic book characters I had ever read. Instant connection made. I have to thank you Dan, because you turned me on to this. No comic deserves these awards more.

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  2. I think the covers are one of my favourite parts. I can always here marketing screaming 'A hit book and you want us to have the back cover a solid block of colour? Are you insane?!'

    Hey, when it comes to books featuring birth and sex scenes, plus multi-armed female assassins and giant ogres with little pee pee's - Dan's your hook-up ;)

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  3. I laughed so hard at that ogre scene. What a mother-son bonding moment.

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  4. I laugh at the thought of Mum's face at that scene Random. Ah Saga, bringing families closer through nude aliens and spaceship trees.

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