Sunday, February 5, 2012

His Strong and Gentle Aleta

Enslaved in a Sahara salt mine, Prince Valiant wonders how his wife, "his strong and gentle Aleta," is coping with the news of his disappearance: "Who will comfort her as fear and shock fray the fragile strands of hope?"

Art: John Cullen Murphy (February 1980).
Text: Cullen Murphy.
Source: The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia); from the collection of Michael J. Bayly (August 15, 1982).

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