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Young gods & friends
Windsor-Smith, Barry.
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Publication Information:
Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
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Central Library PN6727.W56 Y68 2003 Graphic Novel Central Library

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by Barry Windsor-Smith
Collects the entire Young Gods stories, including the previously unpublished issues #10 and #11, plus new story material, background information, and behind-the-scenes art! The story and characters are sexy, ribald, politically incorrect, and outrageously funny!

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Booklist Review

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 legendackirby'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 Copyright 2004 Booklist

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