Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples are reigniting their bestselling series, Saga. The long-awaited Saga #55 with a new story arc will be in comic stores on January 26, 2022, from Image Comics.

“Other than my own family, collaborating with Fiona Staples on Saga is the most important thing in my life, so I can’t thank readers and retailers enough for their patience,” Vaughan said. “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.”

“I've really missed connecting with readers through the pages of Saga, 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. I’m so grateful that we’re able to keep doing this,” Staples added.

When Saga returns, readers will learn where Hazel and her family have been, kicking off the second half of the series. For their return, the Saga team have crafted a 44-page story, which will be available at the regular price of $2.99.

Saga launched at Image during the company’s 20th anniversary in 2012, so it seems more than fitting that the series is returning to shops just in time for our 30th anniversary next year,” Image CCO & Publisher Eric Stephenson said. “I can think of few better ways to celebrate what Image is all about than by welcoming back one of the most incredible storytelling teams in comics history as they embark on the second half of a true epic-in-the-making.”

Saga has sold seven million copies in single issues, trade paperback, compendium, hardcover, and digital formats. It has won multiple Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, a Hugo Award, British Fantasy Award, Goodreads Choice Award, Shuster Award, Inkwell Award, Ringo Award, and more.

Saga #55 (Diamond Code NOV210030) will be available in comic shops on January 26.