Saga finally returns in 2022, says comic creator Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man writer Brian K. Vaughan, together with artist Fiona Staples, made a long-awaited announcement today at Vaughan’s spotlight panel at the 2021 New York Comic Con. Saga — their heart-wrenching, twist-filled, sexy, violent, operatic space epic — will return to publication after a lengthy hiatus in 2022.

“I’ve really missed connecting with readers through the pages of Saga,” Staples said via news release, “so I’m thrilled to roll up my sleeves and dive into this world again. The next arc is already going places I never imagined.”

SagaIt was a bestseller in comic shops, and in bookstores since its debut in March 2012 when it first hit the stands. However, it was republished in a new edition. SagaVaughan released #54 on July 18, 2018. Vaughan stated the series has reached its middle point and that it would remain on an indefinite hold to allow Staples and him time for other projects. The classic Sagastyle, despite the fact that they knew it would be put on hold for several years. Saga#54 ended in a shocking and tragic character death.

“I can’t thank readers and retailers enough for their patience,” Vaughan said via news release. “I think our next 54 issues will be even more shocking, strange, and spectacular than the first 54, so we can’t wait to be back on the shelves at your local comic shop soon.”

Image Comics has also revealed a glimpse at the eagerly awaited Saga #55: The cover, featuring the familiar young character of Hazel (the book’s narrator) and two new adult faces.

Hazel and two unknown characters — a slim woman in a crop top and puffy jacket, and an axe-wielding man with a koala-like face — on the cover of Saga #55 (2022).

Image: Fiona Staples/Image Comics

Saga #55 will be an extra-long issue — 44 pages rather than the usual 22 — for the same price. It will be available on January 26, 2022.