Image have officially announced that, as part of their 25th anniversary celebration, when the new arc of Saga starts in issue #43, it will cost only 25 cents. There may also be a special print available in your local comic shop when the issue lands on Wednesday, May 31st. The 25th anniversary print will feature exclusive and all-new Saga artwork by co-creator Fiona Staples and will be available in a color version, a black and white version, and a signed color version.
Issue #43 not only starts a new arc of Saga, but is also designed as a jumping on point for new readers. In this adventure, our characters journey to the “westernmost edge of the universe”, with emphasis, it seems, on “west”.
Writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan explains the new arc’s design and the price-point thus:
I am so proud of this issue, and excited for our craziest storyline yet! 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? 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.
Saga #43 arrives in comic shops on Wednesday, May 31st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 1st.(Diamond code: MAR170720)
The Limited Edition Image 25th Anniversary Prints, color version, B&W version, and signed color version, will also be available in limited quantities on Wednesday, May 31st.