Friday, August 9, 2019

A Part of Merlin's Saga

While searching for Merlin's cave in the barren wastelands beyond the town of Myrddin, Prince Valiant encounters the calm and courteous Lionors.

“Why do you seek Merlin's cave?” the old man asks Val.

Art and text: Hal Foster (from page 1777, February 28, 1971).
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 18): 1971-1972 – Hal Foster & John Cullen Murphy (Fantagraphics Books, 2018).

See also the previous posts:
Wise Merlin
Seeking Merlin's Counsel
An Appeal to Merlin
Old Beyond Years
Merlin Ambrosius

Friday, July 5, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019


See also the previous posts:
Brogut of the Raven Clan
Man of Action
Man of Action II

Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3578, September 4, 2005).
Text: Mark Schutz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

A Siren's Tale

Journeying from Camelot to the Misty Isles, Prince Valiant and his family are shipwrecked on an island in the Mediterranean Sea – the "sea of myths." It's an apt description, as this particular island seems to be inhabited by the sirens of Greek myth.

After a miraculous grounding, Prince Valiant finds himself drawn to abandon his family and follow the lure of the sirens' song. This "female spirit," however, is not what it seems. And when at last the unearthly sirens appear, they are wielding very earthly weapons. And yet their leader claims to be Calypso of lore, capable of summoning the one-eyed giant Polyphemus and insisting that Prince Valiant is her long-lost love, Ulysses.

Escaping both Calypso and Polyphemus, Prince Valiant is reunited with his family and his friend Bukota. The shipwrecked party is soon approached by one of the "sirens," Zulfa, who offers to tell her story.

Art: Thomas Yeates (from pages 4025 and 4028-4030, March 30 and April 20 – May 11, 2014).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Comics Kingdom.

See also the previous posts:
Bound for the Misty Isles
Sea of Myths
The Whirlpool
A Miraculous Grounding
The Siren's Call
No Desire to Engage
The Scylla
Down They Tumble
Polyphemus' Fall
Bukota's Discovery
“We Must Learn Their Game”

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Shield of Boudicca Reveals Its Secret

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Prince Valiant, his son Galan, and Yuan Chen have journeyed into the Fens in search of the tomb and treasure of Boudicca. They have the ancient warrior queen's shield and a long-passed down rhyme: "When lying flat on Turtle Knoll, with head turned toward the sea, a tiny hole will yield the goal: my treasure trove and me."

Now atop Turtle Knoll, the trio make a startling discovery.

Art: John Cullen Murphy (page 2818, 1991).
Text: Cullen Murphy.
Source: The Sun Herald newspaper (Sydney, Australia), 1993; from the collection of Michael J. Bayly.