By James Bacon: Brian K. Vaughan was on a conversation item at New York Comic Con and he was joined by Fiona Staples to announce that Saga is back.
Saga #55 will be released at a very keen price of $2.99 on January 26.
Started in 2012, the series went on a hiatus in July 2018. To many fans there was a gasp, a moment of disappointment, but it was clear that this was a clever strategic move to just manage what is an incredible undertaking, 108 comics forming quite a story and a pause being no problem, and here’s the pay off.
Vaughan said, “Other than my own family, collaborating with Fiona Staples on Saga is the most important thing in my life, so I can’t thank readers and retailers enough for their patience. I think our next 54 issues will be even more shocking, strange, and spectacular than the first 54, so we can’t wait to be back on the shelves at your local comic shop soon.”
Staples added: “I’ve really missed connecting with readers through the pages of Saga, so I’m thrilled to roll up my sleeves and dive into this world again. The next arc is already going places I never imagined. I’m so grateful that we’re able to keep doing this!”
Saga has sold seven million copies to date across single issue, trade paperback, compendium, hardcover, and digital editions and has been translated into 20 languages.
The series has won multiple Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards and amongst a host of others the Hugo Award for best Graphic Story 2013.
The complete official press release is here.