Account   |   Cart

PRINCE VALIANT 4-6 Slipcase Set

More Views

PRINCE VALIANT 4-6 Slipcase Set

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $99.99

Sale Price $84.99

1943-48. Our Highest Recommendation. By Hal Foster. Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant is one of the most magnificent adventure comics ever and Fantagraphics’ reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. This deluxe slipcase is the perfect way to display and yet protect this second set of volumes with six full years, collecting the strip's amazing adventures that ran from 1943 through 1948 (see full details with each individual volume on our website)! A companion to the first boxed set of Volumes 1-3, and hopefully an annual event to continue to offer deluxe, nicely illustrated boxes of the continuing series. Beware: these slipcased sets sometimes sell out unexpectedly.

For full description, see below.

OR
Full Description

Details

Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant is one of the most magnificent adventure comics ever and Fantagraphics’ reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. This deluxe slipcase is the perfect way to display and yet protect this second set of volumes with six full years, collecting the strip's amazing adventures that ran from 1943 through 1948 (see full details with each individual volume on our website)! A companion to the first boxed set of Volumes 1-3, and hopefully an annual event to continue to offer deluxe, nicely illustrated boxes of the continuing series. Beware: these slipcased sets sometimes sell out unexpectedly.

Stunningly beautiful pages and a captivating adventure, perfect for readers of every age.

Vol 4: Action, intrigue and amazing artwork with "The Long Voyage to Thule," "The Seductress," "The Call of the Sea," "The Jealous Cripple" and "The Winning of Aleta."

Vol 5: Fully half of this volume is devoted to the conclusion of "The Winning of Aleta," the two-year epic in which Valiant first hates Aleta, thinking her responsible for the deaths of his sailing comrades. He kidnaps the beautiful Queen and drags her through the capitals of his world, while slowing falling in love with her. Then in "War in the Forest," Val is sent out to spy on encroaching Saxons--unknowingly aided by a disguised Aleta. Plus a gallery of Foster illustration work, and an introduction by P. Craig Russell.

Vol 6: Hal Foster's thrilling masterpiece enters its second decade as Valiant and his new queen, Aleta, journey in a sturdy but open Viking ship across the North Atlantic to "The New World." This is a 16-month epic during which Aleta gives birth to Arn and they are befriended by Native Americans. The New World is the wild and dangerous land of western Canada (where Hal Foster was born and raised) and what would become Northern New England, such as Niagara Falls.Also here are two essays by Foster biographer Brian Kane, a look at Foster's personal experience in the Yukon and a look at the strip's treatment of indigenous peoples, then a look at Foster's coloring of each page. Includes rare photos of little-seen early Foster and Prince Valiant artwork, too.

* * *I'm personally re-reading these once again and my enthusiasm for this classic adventure page remains unparalleled. It's just so well done, so much a page-turner as Val goes from one narrow escape to another, from one exotic adventure to another. Foster poured heart and soul into these, reputedly working 70 hours a week on a single Sunday page.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Code PVS02P
Publisher Fantagraphics
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781683961451
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 11x14
# Pages 336pg
Color Full Color
Reviews

You may also be interested in the following item(s)