Hazel's Story Episodes

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Ch. 31-33: Characters! Saga's ALL about the amazing characters - woo!

Sept. 22, 2022

We dive back in with a time jump to start Volume Six of Saga.

Bonus: The Sandman UNLOCKED Issue #1 Read-Along 'Sleep of the Just' Deep Dive

Sept. 12, 2022

Abu and Alan are ALMOST back from our rest time, but as a special treat, please enjoy this episode of another great comics podcast: The Sandman UNLOCKED.

Taking a break to rest, plus other great books from Brian and Fiona

Aug. 4, 2022

Abu and Alan apologize for disappointing you all AND THEN pull a Brian & Fiona by saying we're taking MORE time off 😄 (though not NEARLY as long). Also we recommend several great comics from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple…

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Ch. 60: SPOILER ALERT: The end of an arc & a very special guest!

July 14, 2022

The incredibly talented and hilarious Jordan Calhoun is here, and we can't believe how much fun it is!

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Ch. 28-30: Collecting dragon semen & love is when people make each other better

June 30, 2022

Even more death than usual in the back half of Saga Volume 5 from Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan, but also apparently dragons are real flexible. And hey our leading couple find each other again.

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Ch. 25-27: Violence & drugs are good, bad, or something in-between?

June 16, 2022

Abu didn't remember Vol. 5 of Saga from Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan at all, but once we get into it, there's a LOT to learn from Marko's bad trip and Dengo's bad decisions.

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Ch. 59: SPOILER ALERT: Sorry rainbow fish

June 2, 2022

Abu might seem like he avoids conflict, but he WILL go full Dexter if you fuck with his sister.

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Ch. 22-24: Amazing character development & a terrible separation

May 19, 2022

Alan rethinks his stance on Vol. 4 of Saga from Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan, and both our hosts get REALLY into their feels. Also we meet King Robot!

New Chapter Quick Reaction

Ch. 58: SPOILER ALERT: Sad shit is going down (what else is new?)

May 5, 2022

Alan really did cry while eating ribs reading this chapter, and he's proud of it.

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Ch. 19-21: Relationship cracks, class struggles & a mop-sword

April 21, 2022

It's a whole new ballgame in Vol. 4 of Saga from Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan, with flirty dance teachers and a budding drug addiction threatening our main characters' relationship.

New Chapter Quick Reaction

Ch. 57: SPOILER ALERT: New secrets, new rock & roll

March 31, 2022

New Saga, every month, still doesn't seem real. Time for Chapter 57!

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Ch. 16-18: Showdown at the Quietus lighthouse (plus here comes the Brand)

March 23, 2022

Wrapping up Vol. 3 of Saga from Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan, we've got reporters working on the biggest story in the universe and all of our characters coming together on Quietus for exactly what we...

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Ch. 56: SPOILER ALERT: New chapter, new pirates

Feb. 24, 2022

It's really happening, new monthly chapters of Saga, next up: Chapter 56!

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Ch. 13-15: Drunk writer, bone bugs & murder-eyed Sophie

Feb. 17, 2022

Flying into Volume 3 of Saga from Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan, we ponder the permanence of grief AND explore Alana's past as a teen emo goth.

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Ch. 10-12: Sexy Alana, saving Lying Cat & RIP mouse medic

Feb. 3, 2022

Going through the second half of Volume 2 of Saga, we discuss how this story keeps it real when it come to sexual desire.

New Chapter Quick Reaction

Ch. 55: SPOILER ALERT: New Saga is here!

Jan. 27, 2022

After a LOOOONG 3 1/2 years, we've FINALLY got a brand-new chapter of Saga: Chapter 55!

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Ch. 7-9: Fard's nards, trauma everywhere & characters galore!

Jan. 13, 2022

Starting Volume 2 of Saga we discuss the grossest panel maybe of the entire series, plus too much plot to summarize - just listen already!

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Ch. 4-6: Sexy heads, exploding face & violence always comes back

Dec. 16, 2021

Continuing our journey into Saga from Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan a visit to Sextillion, finding the rocketship tree and our first big character death!

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Ch. 1-3: Alligator butler, robot sexy time & soul-bond with a horror?

Dec. 2, 2021

Come along as we jump into the first chapters of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples comic book masterwork - Saga.

Introducing Hazel's Story

Nov. 20, 2021

"This is how an idea becomes real." Abu and Alan introduce themselves as hosts of Hazel's Story, and set the stage for the awesome adventure into the wonderful world of the comic book Saga.