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From the Middle East to the road to Rome, and on the high seas from Thule to England to the Mediterranean, danger follows the noble Prince of Thule in Hal Foster’s Arthurian-adventure newspaper pages. Val's son Arn is kidnapped and daringly rescued, and Val and Arn continue to adventure together as the young boy is growing into a capable and fast-thinking young man. When Val returns home, he is greeted by the newest member of his family — a baby boy named Galan.
We also have a dragon in the story, as you can see on the cover, and a very interesting supporting character, a black-haried desert girl, Taloon. She becomes a major part of the story, first escaping from slavery in a caravan in the desert, then almost losing her life in Baghdad, then she meets Val and falls in love... She becomes a major character for several months, and the middle eastern setting is wonderfully depicted by Foster.
Aleta becomes a prominent member of the story as the family journeys south to England together, and Val introduces to Arn the stories of his growing up in the wild Fen country. Arn promptly goes off on his own and loses himself in the endless swamps!
Noted artist Charles Vess provides a wonderul new introduction. He includes his own try-out page for doing Prince Valiant from 2003, reproduced here in full color and full page size for the first time. It previously appeared in The Definitive Prince Valiant Companion in b&w. Here too are two more of his drawings from the Marvel Select Prince Valiant (1994).
Also here is a bonus full color section, with nine pages of Foster's 1920s advertising art, from magazines like The Saturday Evening Post, McCalls, The House Beautiful and The Country Gentleman.
- Additional Information
Item Code PV13H Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781606999257 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 11x14 # Pages 112pg Color Full Color