- Full Description
This marks the first appearance of Arvak the Red Stallion. At the Council of Kings, Prince Valiant stands alone in the decision to avoid a ruinous war. Val returns to Aleta, and the two are summoned to Camelot, where Queen Guinevere becomes jealous of Aleta's popularity. Meanwhile, Val leads a bloody campaign to secure the Eastern marches and learns the tragedies of war. As the book ends, Prince Valiant begins searching for Gawain.
This includes the famous sequence where Val, sickened by the carnage he has wrought, throws away his fabled Singing Sword...only to be forced to retrieve it to save his own life. And in a rare piece, Val shaves his head, grows a beard and dons a Crusader's uniform to become Sir Quintus...using his disguise to join the army of a mad King. Och Synwyn plots against King Arthur and has Val swear loyalty to his cause, even as Val plots to bring down his mad plans of conquest.
Bonus features include a gallery of Foster's rare and never-before-reprinted advertising art from the 1920s. Hal Foster's Prince Valiant is the most illustrious heroic saga ever written and drawn for the Sunday newspapers. In full, glorious, restored color, this is the finest reproduction of this enthralling, romantic adventure serial ever published!
More brilliant work by Foster, superbly reproduced from high quality syndicate proofs. Two complete years, the definitive edition of these fine Sunday page adventures. Fantagraphics has garnered several awards for this superb series. And Foster's work is never better, as he begins his third decade of his life's work on this wonderful adventure saga.
- Additional Information
Item Code PV11H Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781606998281 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 11x14 # Pages 112pg Color Full Color