Prince Valiant: Vol. 1 1937-1938

| February 14, 2012

Title: Prince Valiant: Vol. 1 1937-1938

Author: Hal Foster

Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2009

Call Number: PN6728.P7 F64 2009g

From the Publisher:

The most gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, the on-going Prince Valiant Sunday-only comic strip ran for 35 years under its creator, Hal Foster. Foster limned epic swordfights and some of the most beautiful human beings ever to appear in comics. And he matched his nonpareil visual sense with the narrative instincts of a born storyteller. Prince Valiant has previously been widely available only in re-colored, now-out-of print editions (which fetch collectors’ prices). Thanks to advances in production technology and newly available original proof sheets, this new series is the first to feature restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster’s masterpiece. Comic strip aficionados will be ecstatic, and younger readers who enjoy classic adventure will be bowled over. Book One also has a rare, in-depth Foster interview.

“Medieval swordplay and adventure have never been as glorious as in Foster’s Sunday-only comic strip. This edition has been reproduced from pristine printer’s proofs to give the gorgeous artwork its crispest version ever…. Prince Valiant is one of the best-drawn comics ever, and this new edition does ample justice to its achievement.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

About the Author:

Harold (“Hal”) Rudolf Foster was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1892 and passed away in his adopted home of Chicago in 1982.

Around the Web:

Prince Valiant at Fantagraphics

Hal Foster on Wikipedia

Prince Valiant on Wikipedia