is aware that the loyal readers who supported STORYTELLER would like
to see a resolution in the collected edition of the story line begun
in the first 9 issues, but, unfortunately, it is not possible. To artificially
accelerate a story intended to play out in the pages of the magazine
over many years to a contrived conclusion would contradict everything
BWS was striving to achieve in STORYTELLER, his most evolved creative
work to date. Some of the new story material in the collection will
address the untimely demise of the series, but there will not be an
expedient wrap-up of the story lines.
We hope that readers will understand that, given the turn of events
that led to BWS' having to suspend publication of STORYTELLER in 1997,
the material to be presented in the Young GODS & Friends collection
is the most appropriate denouement that can be achieved under the circumstances.
GODS & Friends will be followed by collections
of The Freebooters and The Paradoxman.
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and Fantagraphics' other BWS books and posters.