Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Makings of a Queen?

Above: Prince Valiant's father King Aguar of Thule is aware that his grandson Prince Arn has fallen in love with the Viking maiden Lydia, daughter of the warrior-king Haakon. Since her mother's death long ago, Lydia has been raised among Haakon's rough and mannerless warriors. Aguar does not question Arn and Lydia's love for one another. But does Lydia have the makings of a queen, he wonders.

See also the previous posts:
Sweethearts United
Halcyon Days

Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (from installment #2176, October 22, 1978). 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.
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 49): Road to Sorrow's End, comprising pages, or installments, 2168 (August 27, 1978) through 2211 (June 24, 1979). Fantagraphics Books, 2003.

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