Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Tender Moment

Prince Valiant and his wife Aleta share a tender moment.

Art: Gary Gianni (from installment #3855, December 26, 2010).

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.

Monday, May 9, 2011

At Cheddar Gorge

Notes Wikipedia:
Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England. The gorge is the site of the Cheddar show caves, where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be 9,000 years old, was found in 1903. Older remains from the Upper Late Palaeolithic era (12,000–13,000 years ago) have also been found.

To read more about Cheddar Gorge, click here.

Art: Hal Foster (February 28, 1960).

Friday, May 6, 2011

Nimrod's Powder

Art: John Cullen Murphy (November 1981).
Text: Cullen Murphy.
Source: The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia), 1984; from the collection of Michael J. Bayly.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


(NOTE: For an image of Prince Valiant's encounter with the"three weird sisters," see this post.)

Art: Gary Gianni (#3545, January 16, 2005).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).