Monday, May 16, 2011


Above: When their entourage is ambushed in a narrow canyon by scouts of the Persian warlord Khazan II, Queen Aleta and her children are led to safety by a mysterious woman.

Above: The hidden city of Petropolis.

Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (August 1977). At this point in Prince Valiant's run, John Cullen Murphy, who had been quietly assisting Hal Foster since 1970, was well into his first decade of drawing the strip over Foster's writing and roughs.
Text: Hal Foster.
Source: The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia), November 25, 1979; from the collection of Michael J. Bayly.

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