Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Parting Words

Accused of stealing Emperor Harsha's sacred ring, Galan and Yuan Chen are brought before the emperor and his daughter, Princess Mayana . . .

See also the previous posts:
The Jains
Yuan Chen

Art: John Cullen Murphy (from installment #2377, August 9, 1982).
Text: Cullen Murphy.
Source: Prince Valiant, Book Two (Kings Features Syndicate, 1986).

Saturday, November 16, 2013


"Come! I'll race you to the lookout post," cries Lydia to her sweetheart Arn, eldest son of Prince Valiant and Queen Aleta.

"No! No!" yells Arn, "There is ice under the snow!" And even as he speaks, a crevasse opens and begins to widen . . .

Art: Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy (from page 2179, November 12, 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 2168 (August 27, 1978) through 2211 (June 24, 1979). Fantagraphics Books, 2003.

See also the previous posts:
Sweethearts United
Halcyon Days
The Makings of a Queen?
Prelude to Tragedy

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

No Proper Lady

Writes Mark Shultz in installment #3829 of Prince Valiant:

Horridus, who used terror, hate and kidnapping to further his schemes of power, is dead by Aleta's hand.

Val shakes his head. "Strange – I seem to have fought him for years, but never face to face."

Aleta glares at the corpse. "He did not deserve a warrior's trial by arms. His colossal ego and lack of honor undid him. He knew only contempt – especially for women. To him I was just a means to gain revenge upon you. He looked past me – he was so confident in himself – and so careless."

Art: Gary Gianni (from page 3828, June 20, 2010).
Text: Mark Schultz (from pages 3828 and 3829, June 20 and June 27, 2010).

See also the previous posts:
The Ever-Resourceful Aleta
Iron Grace
His Strong and Gentle Aleta

Wednesday, November 6, 2013