Image Comics recently announced the full-length 43rd issue of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ multiple Eisner Award-winning series Saga will be priced at $0.25.
This new issue’s low price celebrates Image Comic’s 25th anniversary. Saga #43 offers a fresh jumping-on point for new readers, as Hazel and her star-crossed parents embarking on a thrilling new adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.
“I am so proud of this issue, and excited for our craziest storyline yet!” said Vaughan. “Fiona and I wanted to thank our incredible readers for five years of loyalty with this special $0.25 issue, but we also hoped to encourage anyone who hasn’t yet read SAGA to finally dip their toes in our water (eww).
“So if you have ‘mature’ friends or loved ones you think might be weird enough to enjoy our series, why not pick up a few extra copies to share with them?” asked Vaughan. “Either way, we know our beloved retailing partners won’t profit as much as they would from our regular $2.99 cover price, so if we save you a few bucks in May, we hope you’ll please consider shifting a little of that money back to your local store by trying Paper Girls or The Old Guard or Stray Bullets or any of the other spectacular collection of creator-owned comics that our friends at Image have been publishing for an unbelievable 25 years.”
Also, limited quantities of a commemorative Image 25th-anniversary print featuring exclusive and all-new Saga artwork by co-creator Fiona Staples will be available in limited quantities.
The new print will have a color version, B&W version, and a signed color version. Contact your local comic shop for more info.
The print is scheduled for release on May 31st. Saga #43 also hits comic book stores on Wednesday, May 31st.