Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013


After a long and arduous journey eastwards from the Misty Isles, Galan arrives at the great city of Ujjain – 'Pearl of India,' home of Princess Mayana, and a renowned center of learning.

Galan, the second son of Prince Valiant and Queen Aleta, has traveled to Ujjain with the Chinese scholar Yuan Chen.

See also the previous posts:
The Jains
Yuan Chen

Art: John Cullen Murphy (from installment #2373, August 1, 1982).
Text: Cullen Murphy.
Source: Prince Valiant, Book Two (Kings Features Syndicate, 1986).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Return of Karen and Valeta

Many readers no doubt welcomed the recent return to Prince Valiant of Karen and Valeta, the twin daughters of Val and Aleta. Their reintroduction in the June 2, 2013 installment was the first time the twins have been portrayed by artist Thomas Yeates, who in April 2012 became the fourth artist to illustrate the revered adventure strip.

Yet as happy and playful as their return is portrayed, it's soon revealed that all is not well with the daughters of the Prince of Thule and the Queen of the Misty Isles.

Art: Thomas Yeates (from installments #3982, June 2, 2013, and #3983, June 9, 2013).

See also the previous posts:
"We Are the daughters of the Prince of Thule and the Queen of the Misty Isles"
Karen the Amazon
Karen Saves the Day
Yuan Chen
"A Broken Heart 'Twixt Twin Maidens, Rampant"

Friday, July 19, 2013

Gundar's Story

"Our cargo of ivory was valuable," continues Gundar.
"We were attacked and in the fight I lost my hand and the captain was killed."

Art and text: Hal Foster (from installment #361, January 9, 1944).
Source: Prince Valiant (Vol. 4): 1943-1944 – Hal Foster (Fantagraphics Books, 2011).

Monday, July 8, 2013


Makeda, named after her ancestor Makeda the Beautiful, Queen of Saba, "the same who traveled to the Kingdom of Israel to learn at the feet of Solomon the Wise."

Art: Gary Gianni (from installment #3638, October 29, 2006).
Text: Mark Schultz.
Source: Prince Valiant: Far from Camelot – Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2008).