The Freebooters

Product Code: 62137
The Freebooters
The Freebooters

The Freebooters

Product Code: 62137
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This volume collects the entirety of Windsor-Smith's The Freebooters stories from the BWS: Storyteller comic book series from the early 1990s, including a full-length chapter from the unpublished tenth issue, plus more than 50 pages of new story!

From the artist:

The FREEBOOTERS Collection chronicles the exploits of Axus the Great, all-but retired from his career as the most celebrated warrior of an exotic, ancient world. Having survived a life of perils beyond imagining, Axus, past his prime and living large (and larger) off his considerable renown, now spends his days, by turns merry and melancholy, as proprietor of his inn and tavern, The Ram & the Peacock, regaling his patrons with tales of his glory days.

The transition from word-beater to innkeeper and celebrity is not an easy one for our hero, whose exploits have been scaled back to occasional forays with his band of brigands to harass the local Kaliph, all in search of the thrills of adventures past. Into this whimsical tableaux of barmaids, brawlers and tourists that populate the Peacock and its host city, the opulent, infamous Shahariza, rides the young seer-in-training Aran Ana-Kashan. He bears news that his hero Axus' arch foe of old, the unspeakably terrible Ammon-Gra, is on the verge of being resurrected, threatening the very existence of all that is known. Reluctantly, the aging Axus, in the company of the stalwart remnants of his fabled Red Brigade, along with the young naif, Aran, finds himself drawn once again into the maelstrom of the ultimate adventure - saving the world!

This book presents all of The Freebooters material that appeared in issues 1-9 of STORYTELLER, plus the Freebooters chapter completed for the never-published issue #10, and many pages of new story and editorial content created specially for this edition.

In The FREEBOOTERS Collection, the previously unpublished Chapter 11, originally slated for STORYTELLER #10, provides a graceful finale to the narrative thread that was underway in the latter issues.

The FREEBOOTERS Collection, which will include many pages of new story material created specially for this edition, as well as a never-before-seen, 20+ page alternate beginning to The Freebooters saga from 1995, presents the best wrap-up of the adventures of Axus and Aran and their lively cast of supporting characters that is possible under the circumstances. We are confident that The FREEBOOTERS Collection will provide a satisfying body of revisited and new material that will appeal to all fans of the original series, and to new readers as well.

Windsor-Smith, Barry

Condition & Attributes

Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to dustjacket edges)

Publishing Information

Seattle
Fantagraphics
2005
1st
9781560976622

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9 inches
192 pages
color
hardcover
cloth
English

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