features H.R.H. Princess Adastra of Young GODS, from Windsor-Smith's
from her own home world, Adastra returns to Earth and an African
village that she had visited years before. This poignant tale of
an outsider attempting to bring relief to a famine-stricken, but
defiantly proud people features some of the most compelling writing
and beautiful drawing of Windsor-Smith's career.
created in the mid-1980s, it was intended to be the third and final
installment of the acclaimed Chris Claremont/BWS LifeDeath issues
of Marvel Comics' The Uncanny X-Men. This remarkable story, left untouched
in the artist’s files for over a decade, has now been reworked as
an episode from Lady Adastra’s early life on planet Earth.
IN AFRICA is augmented by an amusing interview with the irrepressible
princess, conducted at the Plaza hotel, after her return to New York
following a lengthy hiatus from the comics universe.
a 56 page black and white graphic novel published by Fantagraphics
Books in 1999.