Brian K. Vaughn, the comic writer who transitioned to television by writing and producing “Lost,” has a new monthly title out: “Saga,” a narrative resembling a “Star Wars” and “Romeo & Juliet” mash-up published by Image Comics.
The comic blogs and nerds at large have been eagerly awaiting “Saga’s” release and the reviews have been generally positive, and I knew weeks ago that I would probably pick up a copy. Before I delve into the sci-fi serial, though, I wanted to take a look at Vaughn’s past work. I never watched “Lost,” nor have I ever laid eyes on his other titles, including “Runaways,” “Ex Machina” or the real world-inspired tale, “Pride of Baghdad,” so I decided to go with “Y: The Last Man,” a Vertigo published monthly that followed Yorick Brown, the only living man after a mysterious outbreak that wiped out anything with a penis, and his pet monkey, Ampersand.
Women are now running the show, and all hell has broken loose as Democrats battle the wives of late Republican men. See?
Anyway, that’s all I know so far: GOP ladies are throwing down against ruling Democrats. Also, there’s a new president — the secretary of agriculture — and Israel’s being brought into the mix somehow. I don’t know, I’m only on issue 4, but I’m definitely looking forward to more. Plus, unlike another recent recommendation of mine, “Saucer Country,” “Y: The Last Man” has already had its finale, at issue 60, which means you can probably get through it in an afternoon. Plus, can you really resist a cover like this? If so, you’re probably a monster.