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).

Monday, September 30, 2019

A Most Wondrous Thing




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Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3552, March 6, 2005).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

No Equal in Loveliness



See also the previous posts:
More Than Words
His Strong and Gentle Aleta
A Tender Moment
The Olive Branch

Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (from page 1860, October 1, 1972).
Text: Hal Foster.
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 18): 1971-1972 – Hal Foster & John Cullen Murphy (Fantagraphics Books, 2018).

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Karran's Story








See also the previous post:
Karran

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, September 8, 2019

On the Battlements



Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3709, March 9, 2008).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

“’Twas Morgan Le Fey”


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Art and text: Hal Foster (from page 28, March 5, 1938).
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 1): 1937-1938 – Hal Foster (Fantagraphics Books, 2009).

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Karran









NEXT: 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).

Monday, August 19, 2019

No Choice



Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3699, December 30, 2007).
Text: Mark Schutz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).

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

See also the previous posts:
Merlin
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

Countered


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
Calypso
Polyphemus
No Desire to Engage
The Scylla
Down They Tumble
Polyphemus' Fall
Bukota's Discovery
“We Must Learn Their Game”