- Full Description
Original publisher copies. The first and still only way to read these magnificent pages in the full, original size. Three volumes were published by Norwood, who continues to publish Comics Revue. The first and third volumes are sold out, but this one full year is still available. A full year of Hal Foster's immaculately researched and impeccably drawn Sunday comic strip, reproduced in full color on giant 17 x 22 100 lb. acid-free paper.
These Sunday Pages were reproduced from black and white proofs and then re-colored to match the originals. This makes for perhaps the finest reproduction ever achieved on these, and that includes the well-reproduced current hardcover series from Fantagraphics Books. These two collections also include additional rare Foster art, several pages in each, also printed in full-color.
Here are the earliest adventures of Val, carrying him from his homeland in Thule to the court of King Arthur. There he first meets his lifelong friends Sir Gawain and Sir Tristram, and he first proves his mettle disguised as a knight in a joust, fighting the ferocious invading Huns, in pitched mountain battles, living off the land and in the wild swampy fens, a wild young adventurer out to discover the world.
Superlative color, the perfect way to see these first early, exuberant pages in all their glory. Here you will find the inspiration for the next generation of comics artists: Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta and many others looked at these same pages and first found their voices at the feet of Foster and his unparalleled works. He commonly spent 70 hours each week creating these magnificent pages.
Note: Books have two corners that are bumped and curled.
- Additional Information
Item Code PV02SC Publisher Manuscript Press Publish Date 1984 ISBN 0936414057 Print Status Out of Print Condition Books have two corners that are bumped and curled. Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 17x22 # Pages 59pg Color Full Color