Saturday, January 9, 2010

Prince Valiant Reprints

Both old and recent adventures of Prince Valiant are now be reprinted by Fantagraphics and Andrews McMeel, respectively. These are also available from online booksellers at a reduced rate.

Prince Valiant Vol. 1: 1937-1938 (Vol. 2: 1939-1940 is due out in May 2010)
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Details for this: Book
Author: Hal Foster
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 120
Dimensions: 10.5" x 14.25"
Colors: full color
Year: 2009
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-141-1
Additional Details: n/a

Price: $29.99


Universally acclaimed as the most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, Prince Valiant ran for 35 years under the virtuoso pen of its creator, Hal Foster. (Such was its popularity that today, decades after Foster’s death, it continues to run under different hands.)

The giant Sunday-funnies pages (Valiant ran only on Sundays) gave Foster a huge canvas upon which he was able to limn epic swordfights, stunning scenes of pomp and pageantry, and some of the most beautiful human beings — male and female — ever to appear in comics. And he matched his nonpareil visual sense with the narrative instincts of a born storyteller, propelling his daring young hero from one crisis to another with barely a panel to catch one’s breath.

Prince Valiant has previously been widely available only in re-colored, somewhat degraded editions (now out of print and fetching collectors’ prices). Thanks to advances in production technology and newly available original proof sheets, this new series from the industry leader in quality strip classics is the first to feature superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster’s original masterpiece. Comic strip aficionados will be ecstatic, and younger readers who enjoy a classic adventure yarn will be bowled over.

Volume One is rounded out with a rare, in-depth classic Foster interview previously available only in a long out-of-print issue of The Comics Journal, as well as an informative Afterword detailing the production and restoration of this edition, which you can read in its entirety right here on our website.

Prince Valiant: Far From Camelot
by Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz
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U.S.: $19.99 Canada: $21.99
Format: Paperback
On sale: October 2008
Category: Comics and Humor

Prince Valiant is a high-art comic novel that follows the exploits of the iconic knight errant. Originally created by Hal Foster and now sketched by award-winning creators Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz, Prince Valiant is an epic comic adventure that has maintained a continuous story line since its debut in 1937. Noted for its realistic panoramas and its intelligent, humorous narrative, Prince Valiant depicts events taken from various time periods spanning from the late Roman Empire to the High Middle Ages.

This collection follows Prince Valiant and his son Nathan as they prepare for battle following King Arthur's abdication. The knightly father and son encounter danger and adventure as they right wrongs throughout each step of their journey. Meanwhile, Aleta, Valiant's true love, holds court back at Camelot while facing challenges of her own.

Prince Valiant appears weekly in more than 300 newspapers nationwide. Strips dating from November 21, 2004, to May 11, 2008 are included within this collection.

Detailed Specifications

Prince Valiant

Far From Camelot

by Gary Gianni , Mark Schultz
U.S.: $19.99
Canada: $21.99
ISBN-13: 978-0-7407-7737-0
ISBN-10: 0-7407-7737-8
Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.
Page Count: 192 pp
On sale: October 2008
Existing Title
Format: Paperback
Category: Comics and Humor

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