Saga has been a series widely loved and admired by the entire comic book community. One reason for that is the finality of the series. It jumps ahead in time growing up the daughter, Hazel, every few arcs and progressing the great journey she’s been on from issue #1. It’s why the news that issue #108 isn’t a total surprise.
Talking to EW.com, Brian K Vaughan let it be known the Saga: Compendium One to be released this October is the midway point of the journey. Containing 54 issues, that means issue #108 will be the last. “Fiona and I are excited to finally share with everyone that this compendium represents the first half of our story, a planned 108-issue epic!” Vaughan told EW. The first issue came out October 2012 which probably means we have 7 more years of stories to read due to the usual hiatus Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples take in between arcs.
It has yet to be revealed when Saga will return although it might be sooner than you think since the series has been on hiatus since July 25, 2018 when issue #54 was released. In an interview with EW.com last August Vaughan made it clear this latest hiatus would be longer in part because of the major deaths that took place, but also their need to regroup and prepare for what is to come, “we just knew there was gonna be a point where we’d need to regroup and take a breath. It’s something we’ve been talking about for even longer than the deaths in these issues, but we knew once we got specifically to this point there would be a chance for both of us to pause and spend time with our actual families before returning to our fictional ones.”
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