Hal Foster is generally considered among the greatest cartoonists ever to put ink to paper, and the Prince Valiant comic is considered his most important and influential work. Foster wrote and drew the Prince Valiant comic until In need of a collaborative artist, he tried out a variety of talented individuals, including Gray Morrow and Wally Wood, before offering the job to John Cullen Murphy.
Starred Review. Medieval swordplay and adventure have never been as glorious as in Foster's Sunday-only comic strip. Although much reprinted including an earlier version from the same publisherthis edition has been reproduced from pristine printer's proofs to give the gorgeous artwork its crispest version ever.
Prince Valiant celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday, so there's no better time to get to know this beloved, long-running adventure strip about Val, his family, and their adventures. When he pitched the idea to William Randolph Hearst, Hearst famously offered Foster an unprecedented share of the strip-- a very rare offer in those days in present day, anyone who creates a strip for King Features retains ownership, but that was not the way things were done 80 years ago! Prince Valiant followed first the early life of young Val adventuring first with his father, the deposed King Aguar of Thule, and later on his own as he arrives in the court of King Arthur and makes a name for himself-- and meets the knights Sir Gawain and Sir Tristram, who would become his close friends.
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As inquisitive and intelligent as he is handy with a sword, Val rights wrongs and adventures across both the known and unknown medieval world. Along the way, he finds and marries the love of his life, Aleta, Queen of the Misty Isles, and fathers a family of equally adventuresome offspring. All of whom test his patience and bruise his ego to one degree or other such are families in any era.
Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping! Fortunately, a battle-weary Val finds some minor respite in the melee known as the Spring Tournament, and, for the first time since coming to Camelot, our hero is crowned Grand Champion! This volume closes with Val returning to his homeland of Thule to rest only to find a guerilla war waging against his father, King Aguar.
For 35 years, Hal Foster created epic adventure and romantic fantasy in his legendary Sunday strip, Prince Valiant. Realistic in its visual execution and noble in its subject, depicting a time in which the fabled warriors of history and legends fought together for the greater good, it remains one of the great masterpieces of the medium. In this second volume, Prince Valiant helps his father reclaim his throne in the kingdom of Thule, fights alongside King Arthur, and is made a knight of the Round Table in recompense for his bravery and wit.
Personal dates: Born in Nova Scotia, Canada. Died in Florida, USA. Other creations: Tarzan. This is a continous historic and epic adventure story which unfolds in medieval times around the court of legendary King Arthur.
While you may think some daytime soaps are the longest-running, continuous stories in media, nothing holds a candle to Prince Valiant. Retitled Prince Valiantit debuted in newspapers on February 13, and has been running ever since. Though Prince Valiant never adopted a more current hairstyle, his creator did factor in the state of the world.
Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur is a comic strip created by Hal Foster, running from to the present Foster's last strip was drawn inthat recounted the adventures of the eponymous Norse prince and his family and friends. The comic came out only in the Sunday paper and featured narration juxtaposed with illustrations rather than the usual thought and speech balloons. During most of Hal Foster's lifetime it occupied one whole page of the Sunday funnies. In the 90s it spun off into a Marvel Comics limited series not set in Marvel continuity.