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Prince Valiant, Volume 3: 1941-1942

Prince Valiant, Volume 3: 1941-1942

by Hal Foster, Dan Nadel

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Overview

Valiant meets his bride-to-be face-to-face!

With this volume, Foster reaches (by common critical consensus) the peak of his drawing and storytelling prowess—a peak at which he will remains for most of the run of this glorious strip.

Almost the entirety of 1941’s strips feature a single ten-month epic entitled “Fights for the Singing Sword,” a globetrotting adventure fueled by Valiant’s obsessive search for his bride-to-be Aleta throughout Northern Africa, with stops in Jerusalem, the Arabic deserts, and, inevitably, a harem which Val must infiltrate. Then finally, in “The Misty Isles” Valiant meets Aleta face to face but upon learning that she has had his crew killed (deservedly so, actually, but still), he flees in anger, vowing never to see her again.

“Homeward Bound,” Valiant continues his travels, with stops in Athens (where he meets the boisterous Viking Boltar, who will become his friend for life), North Africa, and Gaul (where Valiant liberates Gawain), before finally returning to Camelot. But his joyous return is short-lived as an alliance of Picts and Vikings threatens Britain’s security, and thus Valiant must journey forth with, as his ultimate destination, “The Roman Wall.”


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606994078
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 03/21/2011
Series: Prince Valiant , #3
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,173,763
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 14.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

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.

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