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Prince Valiant Vol. 23: 1981-1982

Prince Valiant Vol. 23: 1981-1982


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In this volume of the classic Arthurian newspaper strip, there’s death, birth, curses, quests, plots, magic and war.

Renowned painter and graphic novelist George Pratt (Batman, Sandman) introduces the volume. In these full-page, gorgeously illustrated newspaper strips, Prince Valiant journeys from the upper regions of the Alps to the bowels of the Earth on an allegorical quest for humility involving the mysterious Wanderer, a curse on the kingdom, monstrous imps, and a mystical casket. York, Lincoln, Colchester, and Londinium are sacked as Mordred leads an invasion across Britain, culminating in the siege of Camelot. Aleta’s pregnancy promises to bring a new child into the family, but the newly crowned Emperor Justinian plots to have the infant stolen at birth. Arn begins a dangerous courtship of the huntress maiden Maeve and embarks on quests to obtain the Sacred Ring of India and to find his lost newborn brother. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683964278
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 05/18/2021
Series: Prince Valiant
Pages: 124
Sales rank: 109,348
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 13.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Hal Foster (1892-1982) created Prince Valiant in 1937. Though remaining involved with the strip until his death in 1982, Foster handed the bulk of the scripting and art chores over to his longtime assistant, John Cullen Murphy, in 1971.

John Cullen Murphy, a six-time recipient of the National Cartoonists Society's "Best Story Strip" for his work on Prince Valiant, continues to draw the strip from his home in Connecticut, while his son, Cullen Murphy, writes the strip in between serving as the Managing Editor for The Atlantic.

Cullen Murphy served as managing editor for The Atlantic from 1985–2006 and is currently an editor at large for Vanity Fair. Beginning in the 1970s, Murphy collaborated with his father, John Cullen Murphy, on the Prince Valiant comic strip.

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