Sunday, January 12, 2020

Warrior Prince



Art: Hal Foster.
Source: The cover of one of the Prince Valiant comic books my father collected in 1954-55 and which were published and distributed by Associated Newspaper Ltd. of 60-70 Elizabeth Street, Sydney. These covers always emphasized the warrior/action aspect of the Prince Valiant adventure strip.

See also the previous posts:
Tattered
Warrior Prince (2016)
Man of Action
Man of Action II
Valiant to the Rescue
"He Wasn't a Superhero But He Was a Hero"

Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Round Table


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Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (circa 1980). At this point in Prince Valiant's run, Murphy, who had been quietly assisting Foster since 1970, was well into his first decade of drawing the strip over Foster's writing and roughs.
Source: The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia); from the collection of Michael J. Bayly (circa 1981).

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Aloof


Prince Valiant's future friend and ally Bukota is introduced as an aloof and scornful warrior, and a potential trouble-maker. Yet as we'll soon discover, he has his reasons for being these things.


Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3667, May 20, 2005).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Patrick


Art and text: Hal Foster (from page 855, June 28, 1953).
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 9): 1953-1954 – Hal Foster (Fantagraphics Books, 2014).

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Rumours









Art: John Cullen Murphy (circa 1983).
Text: Cullen Murphy.
Source: The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia); from the collection of Michael J. Bayly (circa 1985).

Saturday, November 9, 2019

A Weird Trio


Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3543, January 2, 2005).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Gawain Goes to School Again






See also the previous posts:
Karran
Karran's Story

Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (circa 1980). At this point in Prince Valiant's run, Murphy, who had been quietly assisting Foster since 1970, was well into his first decade of drawing the strip over Foster's writing and roughs.
Source: The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia); from the collection of Michael J. Bayly (circa 1981).