Young Gods and Friends

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9781560974918: Young Gods and Friends

A LIVELY, CHARACTER-DRIVEN GRAPHIC NARRATIVE SET IN A SCI-FI/FANTASY MILIEU While bearing a superficial resemblance to Marvel Comics' The Mighty Thor, a 1960s series by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the story and characters of Young GODS&Friends are sexy, ribald, politically incorrect, and outrageously funny. On the evening prior to a spectacular galaxy-spanning wedding, the reluctant groom, Prince Heros, son of Otan, Ruler of All-Worlds, needs one last adventure before succumbing to life in a marriage of convenience and political intrigue. With his boyhood friend and cousin Strangehands, Heros of All-Worlds sets off across the Abraxus Nebula for a night of innocent adventure, recreating their childhood passion for "dragon chasing." Amusing circumstances dictate that the royally gorgeous yet foul-mouthed spitfire Princess Adastra, older sister of the bride-to-be Celestra of Orgasma, shall be coming along for the dragon ride that, through the mysteries of time and space, lasts considerably longer than just one night. Thus begins this odyssey of three errant gods with entirely mismatched goals and personalities seeking fun across the universe. This volume collects the entirety of the artist's Young GODS stories from the acclaimed Barry Windsor-Smith: STORYTELLER comic book series from the 1990s, including the hotly-anticipated, previously unpublished issues 10 and 11, plus new story material created especially for this edition. BWS: STORYTELLER presented Young GODS, The Paradoxman, and The Freebooters, three fresh, new comics series written and drawn by Windsor-Smith, in a novel format that rotated each monthly series into the lead feature. Widely regarding these entertaining and literatetales as the best comics work of the artist's career, Windsor-Smith's 30-year fan base was crushed when STORYTELLER's schedule came to an abrupt and premature halt with issue 9, in 1997, with BWS claiming lack of support and bad faith on the part of the original publisher. Beginning with Young GODS&Friends in 2003, Fantagraphics is collecting each of BWS: STORYTELLER's titles into separate full-color editions including all of the stories published in issues 1 through 9, and, in the case of Young GODS&Friends, many never-before-published pages, plus background information and behind-the-scenes art.

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About the Author:

Barry Windsor-Smith lives in the Hudson Valley of New York State, where he is currently producing a multi-volume series of autobiographical art books titled Barry Windsor-Smith: OPUS, the first two volumes of which have already been published by Fantagraphics.

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Windsor-Smith became a comics superstar in the 1970s with his work on Marvel's Conan. In the mid-'90s he launched Storyteller, an ambitious, tabloid-size magazine featuring three ongoing series. But it was discontinued after nine issues, with the series barely begun. This first of three volumes reprinting the truncated storylines re-launches a saga inspired by comics legend Jack Kirby's Thor. The night before young Prince Heros' wedding, he sets off for a final night of space-spanning adventure with his boyhood friend and fellow deity, Strangehands. Along the way, the godlings encounter the beauteous but foul-mouthed Princess Adastra, older sister of the bride-to-be. Windsor-Smith leavens the inherent pretentiousness of this tale of self-important deities by spoofing their mock-Shakespearian speech; the irreverent Adastra, in particular, brings the outer-space proceedings down to earth. Meanwhile, his idealized, Pre-Raphaelite-influenced figures and expansive panels, and the book's oversized format, befit the grandiose, space-spanning plot. Recent lavish collections of Windsor-Smith's paintings and drawings, such as Opus (1999), pleased a large audience that will relish seeing his truncated comics work collected, too. Gordon Flagg
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