Almost three and a half years after the start of its hiatus, Saga is back. The epic space opera/fantasy series created by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) and Fiona Staples left us with probably one of the biggest cliffhangers in comic book history back in the summer of 2018. What initially seemed to be a relatively short break, something fairly common through the series’ run that started in 2012, turned into a very long wait. Thankfully, the wait will finally be over in January 2022.
During the “In Conversation with Brian K. Vaughan” panel at New York Comic-Con, Vaughan confirmed that the series’ next issue comes out on January 26. Even better, it will be a double-length issue. With #54 issues behind them, Vaughan and Staples may only be halfway through the story they’re telling. After all, a Saga Compendium that collected the first nine volumes of the critically acclaimed series was released back in 2019, hinting at a second one, around the same size, in the upcoming future.
Saga, a New York Times bestselling series, remains one of the most critically acclaimed series of all time, with a story that transcended its medium by bringing in new audiences to the comic book world. Saga #55 will be available at your local comic shop early next year, be sure to add it to your pull list as Hazel’s return and her reaction to the events of issue #54 will prove to be even bigger news than today’s announcement.
Source: Twitter, NYCC