Deluxe hardcover collections are somewhat a dime a dozen these days, with so many properties going that route. Many of them are worthy of the adaptation, but few of them are as worthy as the fantastic Saga from Image Comics. Thankfully, that work is getting the deluxe hardcover treatment, bringing the first three paperback volumes of the phenomenal work by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. The 500-page-plus Book One will feature a brand-new cover art by Staples and will be released on November 25, 2014.
"Saga is the story of Hazel, and each hardcover edition will feature her at a different stage of life in a new cover from co-creator Fiona Staples,” said Vaughan. “I have no idea how Staples will top this first one, which perfectly captures our heroine's first few months in the universe. But we're even more proud of what's under the cover, 500 pages of story and never-before-seen extras, including a weirdly detailed creator roundtable about how the team makes a complete issue of our comic, from daydreaming to shipping."
Vaughan’s and Staples’ announcement came the day after they received three Eisner Awards at the annual ceremony held during Comic-Con. Saga received a Best Continuing Series Eisner, Vaughan received Best Writer, and Staples was awarded Best Painter/Multimedia Artist. The book is available for preorder under Diamond Comic order code MAR148090 and ISBN 978-1-63215-078-3. The 504 page book will set you back $49.99.
Full press release below.