“Saga” is one of the more riveting graphic novels I’ve read in a while. In fact, I sat down to read it and didn’t look up until I’d finished.

Alana and Marko, two soldiers on opposing sides of a galactic war, fall in love and flee the conflict that has befallen their cultures. The story opens as Alana is giving birth to the couple’s child. The fledgling family is pursued by bounty hunters and soldiers from both factions as they seek a safe place to be together and raise their daughter.

“Saga” is fast-paced and action-packed, with gorgeous artwork. The writing is equally vivid and at times lyrical. The snarky Alana and idealistic Marko will hold your attention, and I definitely want to see more of the bounty hunter The Will in future editions.

Just a heads up: “Saga” is kept in the adult collection for a reason. There is salty language, nudity and sexual content throughout.