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PRINCE VALIANT Volume 20

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PRINCE VALIANT Volume 20

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Sunday Pages, 1975-76. Recommended. Written by Hal Foster, art by John Cullen Murphy. Creator Hal Foster’s art returns for the Sunday newspaper comic strip series' 2000th strip, recalling the high points of the Prince Valiant legend. Then, Aleta’s younger sister Helene is gambled away by her husband to a Corsair mercenary, drawing Prince Valiant and his Singing Sword into a deadly duel. And there are pirates, betrayals, and a journey to Athens in Val's search. Includes a gallery of Hal Foster’s gorgeous art for the 1930 U.S. Naval Academy yearbook AND an interview with Mad artist Angelo Torres, who assisted John Cullen Murphy on the Big Ben Bolt strip.

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Creator Hal Foster’s art returns for the Sunday newspaper comic strip series' 2000th strip, recalling the high points of the Prince Valiant legend. Then, Aleta’s younger sister Helene is gambled away by her husband to a Corsair mercenary, drawing Prince Valiant and his Singing Sword into a deadly duel. And there are pirates, betrayals, and a journey to Athens in Val's search. Includes a gallery of Hal Foster’s gorgeous art for the 1930 U.S. Naval Academy yearbook AND an interview with Mad artist Angelo Torres, who assisted John Cullen Murphy on the Big Ben Bolt strip.

Twelve pages of bonus material looks at a magnificent series of color illustrations that Foster did for the Naval Academy, and the story behind the work.

Angelo Torres is the fine artist who worked with Frazetta and Al Williamson at EC, then did his own brilliant work for Stan Lee's Atlas comics and for Warren's Creepy and Eerie. Here he talks about ghosting daily and Sunday pages of Big Ben Bolt from 1967-72, the strip that convinced Foster to hand-pick Cullen Murphy to succeed him on Val.

Foster's page #2000 is shown here.

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Item Code PV20H
Publisher Fantagraphics
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781683962472
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 10x14
# Pages 112pg
Color Full Color
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