Sunday, November 15, 2020

Into the Valley of Death


See also the previous post:
Waldo’s Tale

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

Friday, October 16, 2020

Unfinished Business


Art and text: Hal Foster (from page 809, August 10, 1952).
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 8): 1951-1952 – Hal Foster (Fantagraphics Books, 2014).

Friday, October 9, 2020

At Odds


See also the previous posts:
Brogut of the Raven Clan
A Most Wondrous Thing
More Terrible Than Expected
Lake Dragons
Mesmerized

Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3560, May 1, 2005).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Prince Arn, Regent of Camelot


Last week’s page saw the welcome return of Arn and his family to the Prince Valiant saga.

Prince Arn is the first-born of Prince Valiant of Thule and Queen Aleta of the Misty Isles. In his youth, Arn was smitten by Maeve, a woman of great mystery. In time it was revealed that Maeve was King Arthur’s niece, the daughter of his evil half-brother Mordred.

After many trials and tribulations, Arn and Maeve eventually married. They have a young daughter named Ingrid, whom Arthur decreed the heir to his throne.

When Arthur retired to a life of solitude and seclusion, he made his niece and her spouse the co-regents of his realm until Ingrid comes of age.

Page #4363 (September 20, 2020) of Prince Valiant shows Arn for the first time in a long time. It's been just as long since Maeve has made an appearance, and even longer for little Ingrid.

Of the five children of Val and Aleta, the three who have figured most prominently in the strip over the past decade are the youngest, Nathan, and the twins, Karen and Valeta. The one who has been seen the least is Galan, who for years has been studying medicine in far-off Jerusalem.



At long last [back in Britain], Val, Aleta and Nathan report their travels in the southern and eastern worlds to Camelot's regents, Arn and Maeve, and to Ingrid – the heir to Arthur's throne. As they are all family, separated for years, there is much exchange, and gossip well outside the bounds of official court business.


Art: Thomas Yeates (from page 4363, September 20, 2020).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Comics Kingdom.

See also the previous posts:
Reunion
A Sweet Reunion
“We Are the Daughters of the Queen of the Misty Isles and the Prince of Thule”
The Return of Karen and Valeta
Marital Woes
A Valiant First Effort, Wouldn't You Say?

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Waldo’s Tale


NEXT: Into the Valley of Death


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

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Thwarted





NEXT: On the Battlements


See also the previous posts:
Neshem's Proposal
Far From Beaten
No Choice
Man of Action
Man of Action II

Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3704, February 3, 2008).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).

Sunday, August 16, 2020

A Great Longing



Art and text: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (from page 1857, September 10, 1972).
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 18): 1971-1972 – Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (Fantagraphics Books, 2018).

Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Ring








See also the previous posts:
Rumours
A Distant Memory
The Forest
Merlin Ambrosius

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