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Image: Prince Valiant Box Set Vol. 01-03  (1937-1942) HC - Fantagraphics Books

Hal Foster's Prince Valiant is one of the most magnificent adventure comics ever and Fantagraphics' reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. Despite being one of our most popular series, we have never produced a holiday gift box set until now, and this deluxe package includes the first three volumes of the series, collecting the first six years of Foster's run, from 1937 through 1942!

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Image: Prince Valiant Box Set Vol. 04-06  (1943-1948) HC - Fantagraphics Books

Hal Foster's Prince Valiant is one of the most magnificent adventure comics ever and Fantagraphics' reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. This deluxe slipcase set includes volumes four through six of the series, collecting the strip's run from 1943 through 1948!

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 01: 1937-1938 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

HAROLD FOSTER's LEGENDARY MEDIEVAL EPIC, FINALLY IN ITS DEFINITIVE EDITION. Universally acclaimed as the most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, Prince Valiant ran for 35 years under the virtuoso pen of its creator, Hal Foster. (Such was its popularity that today, decades after Foster's death, it continues to run under different hands.) The giant Sunday-funnies pages (Valiant ran only on Sundays) gave Foster a huge canvas upon which he was able to limn epic swordfights, stunning scenes of pomp and pageantry, and some of the most beautiful human beings - male and female - ever to appear in comics. And he matched his nonpareil visual sense with the narrative instincts of a born storyteller, propelling his daring young hero from one crisis to another with barely a panel to catch one's breath. Prince Valiant has previously been widely available only in re-colored, somewhat degraded editions (now out of print and fetching collectors" prices). Thanks to advances in production technology and newly available original proof sheets, this new series from the industry leader in quality strip classics is the first to feature superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster's original masterpiece. Comic strip aficionados will be ecstatic, and younger readers who enjoy a classic adventure yarn will be bowled over. Book One will be rounded out with a rare, in-depth classic Foster interview previously available only in a long out-of-print issue of The Comics Journal.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 02: 1939-1940 HC  (current printing) - Fantagraphics Books

In the second volume of the definitive edition of Foster's masterpiece, Valiant helps his father reclaim his throne in the kingdom of Thule, fights alongside King Arthur, and is made a knight of the Round Table - just for starters.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 03: 1941-1942 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

by Hal Foster / Hardcover. / 112 pgs / Full Color. / 10.25 x 14 With this volume, Foster reaches the peak of his drawing and storytelling prowess. This third volume features a ten-month epic entitled Fights for the Singing Sword (a globetrotting adventure fueled by Valiant's obsessive search for his bride-to-be Aleta throughout Northern Africa), The Misty Isles (Valiant meets Aleta face to face but flees upon learning that she has had his crew killed) and Homeward Bound, where Valiant continues his travels before finally returning to Camelot. His return is shortlived as an alliance threatens Britain's security, and thus Valiant must journey forth to The Roman Wall. This volume also includes a portfolio of instances where Foster's work was edited or censored (including a hilariously prudish edit by a Canadian Catholic paper), and an introductory essay on Foster's art by renowned comics historian and critic Dan Nadel.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 05: 1945-1946 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Fantagraphics' ever-popular series of Hal Foster's epic masterpiece forges ahead with Val's adventures continuing unabated despite his recent betrothal. Scanned once again from superb syndicate proofs, half the strips in this volume also include Foster's bonus "Medieval Castle" strip, a chronicle of two young boys growing up during the time of the First Crusade. But by the end of the 1945 strips this series has ended and the Valiant portion resumes its full-page glory.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 06: 1947-1948 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

As Hal Foster's masterpiece enters its second decade, Valiant and Aleta journey to the 'New World.' Also included are essays and Foster's map of Val's voyage to/from the New World. As always, this volume is shot directly from Foster's personal collection of syndicate proofs, their glorious colors restored to create a sumptuous reading experience. [(W/A/CA) Hal Foster]

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 07: 1949-1950 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Introduction by Thomas Yeates. As Hal Foster's Prince Valiant enters the 1950's, Val investigates reports of black magic, battles the Picts and even finds time to visit his young son, Arn. Shot from original printer's proofs, Volume 7 will also feature the usual wealth of supplements, including another brace of rarely-seen Foster art, and an introduction by the recently-anointed artist of the ongoing Prince Valiant strip, Thomas Yeates. [(W/A/CA) Hal Foster]

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 08: 1951-1952 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Our continuing reprinting of Hal Foster's sumptuous epic enters the 1950s. This volume includes the second half of The Missionaries and concludes with the beginning of Valhalla.Prince Valiant Volume 8also includes an article on Foster's Mounties ad campaign paintings from the 1930s. Once again, the pages have been scanned directly from Foster's personal collection of syndicate proofs, providing the most spectacular iteration of this material since its original publication in Sunday newspapers 60 years ago. [(W/A/CA) Hal Foster]

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 09: 1953-1954 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

In our ninth volume, Arn becomes a warrior, Merlin is himself bewitched and Tillicum and Boltar give birth to the first interracial baby born in comics. Also featured is Gawain and Val's pilgrimage to the holy city of Jerusalem and Queen Aleta's return to the Misty Isles. Foster scholar Brian M. Kane takes a look at Prince Valiant's 1954 screen adventures plus more! Once again, all pages are reproduced for the first time from Foster's personal set of color engraver's proofs. [(W/A/CA) Hal Foster]

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Our tenth volume fids our band of heroes making their way back to the Kingdom of Thule, battling barbarians on the way. Valiant returns to fid hunger threatening the populace of Thule. The volume ends with Val's return to Camelot, a tournament and new treachery in Cornwall. Also included are an introduction by legendary comics artist Timothy Truman, and a special annotated gallery of Hal Foster's incredible Mountie. Once again, all pages are reproduced for the fist time from Foster's personal set of color engraver's proofs. Introduction by Tim Truman.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 11: 1957-1958 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

In the eleventh volume of Fantagraphics award-winning series, Prince Valiant leaves Cornwall and returns to Aleta, after which the two are summoned to Camelot. Val then begins searching for Gawain, thus commencing another adventure. Presented in full, glorious, restored color and including Foster's rare advertising art from the 1920s, this is the finest reproduction of this enthralling, romantic adventure serial ever published.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 12: 1959-1960 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Volume twelve begins with Prince Valiant attempting to rescue Sir Gawain from prison. Val then sets out on a quest to find the legendary Holy Grail with the foundation of the Fellowship of the Table Round at stake. Bonus features include an introduction by legendary comics artist Neal Adams and a gallery of Foster's rare advertising art. Directly scanned from the engraver's proofs, this is the finest reproduction of one of the greatest and most influential adventure strips of all time. Full color throughout.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 13: 1961-1962 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Presenting two more years of Hal Foster's award-winning, and best-selling masterpiece printed from the artist's personal color engraver's proofs. This volume begins with Prince Valiant in search of Arn who has been abducted. Next, Val sets off for the Holy Land on a mission to find an overland trade route from Rome to Britain. But danger shadows the noble Prince of Thule and Val is wounded, his horse has gone feral, and Arn is kidnapped once more and held for ransom.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 14: 1963-1964 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

This volume opens with Val being sent to thwart an attack by King Cidwick and closes with his returning to Thule to find a guerilla war being waged against King Aguar. This volume also includes an introduction by comics writer Roger Stern, who looks back at the artists inspired by Hal Foster. Hal Foster's Prince Valiant is the most magisterial strip ever conceived, and Fantagraphics Books' series is the loveliest production of this masterpiece ever published.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 15: 1965-1966 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Traveling the North Atlantic Ocean leads Prince Arn and his crew to the New World. Arn's Vikings team up with the Algonquins, leading to the discovery of the St. Lawrence seaway. Meanwhile, Mordrid plots his revenge, Aleta suffers a case of mistaken identity and Prince Valiant goes on a mission to find a missing heir. This volume also includes a feature on Bob Fujitani's Prince Valiant stories in the Dell comic books, and a gallery of Valiant covers from books and comics.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 16: 1967-1968 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Hal Foster's Prince Valiant continues as one of the greatest adventure comics ever conceived and Fantagraphics' reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. In Volume 16, Prince Valiant tracks down a missing heir only to become a mentor to the reluctant leader. There is in-fighting amongst family members and knights in the Hall of Champions, young Arn goes berserk under the incantation of the feral forest people, Aleta plots against the greedy governors of the Misty Isles and the royal children discover romance.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 17: 1969-1970 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

In volume 17, is back in Britain, where he finds himself in the middle of a conflict between Saxon settlers and violent Viking raiders. Gawain's return journey to Camelot is fraught with romantic misadventure and Young Galan goes on a hunt to capture the fabled unicorn. Meanwhile, Arn is enslaved and held for ransom. This volume also includes a supplementary section of rarities and extras, curated by Foster historian Brian M. Kane.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 18: 1971-1972 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

We begin this volume with Prince Valiant going on his most daring, and perhaps most dangerous, quest yet: winning back the heart of Queen Aleta. Of course, things don't go as planned as Aleta's rival suitor organizes a deadly search party for the gallant Valiant. Back in Camelot, the troubled Zanedon reveals himself to be a runaway groom as the mischievous twins, Karen and Valeta, hide him in their stable. Prince Arn quenches a coup, Val ends a tyrant's reign with tough love, and domestic chaos runs amok when a poet with a wandering eye makes the Misty Isles his playground. This volume also includes and introduction by Mort Walker and Brian Walker, and a gallery of miscellaneous Foster Prince Valiant cartoons, including one that hasn't been reprinted since 1955, and one that has never been printed before. These are a rare glimpse into Foster's humorous side; they were done for a variety of venues, including the National Cartoonist's Society, Christmas cards, and private commissions-all funny, all Prince Valiant.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 19: 1973-1974 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

In this latest volume, Prince Valiant defends the borders against barbarians while young Arn takes center stage, losing his heart to Lydia and encountering action on the jousting circuit. Also: the complete comic-strip adaptation by Hal Foster of Frank Werfel's novel The Song of Bernadette. Sam and Silo co-creator and Beetle Bailey gag-writer Jerry Dumas introduces this volume with a remembrance of his friendship with Prince Valiant artist John Cullen Murphy.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 20: 1975-1976 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Creator Hal Foster returns for the series' 2000th strip, recalling the high points of the Prince Valiant legend. Aleta is abducted by a wizard, but Val pursues them only to learn that Aleta is capable of rescuing herself. Aleta's younger sister Helene is gambled away by her husband, drawing Val and his Singing Sword into a deadly duel. And in between battles, romance has its way with kings, wizards and slaves. Also: a large gallery of Hal Foster's art for the 1930 U.S. Naval Academy yearbook. Plus, an interview with Mad artist Angelo Torres, who assisted Prince Valiant artist John Cullen Murphy on the Big Ben Bolt strip.

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Image: Prince Valiant Vol. 21: 1977-1978 HC  - Fantagraphics Books

Scum and villainy have entered the ranks of the continent's troubadours, Prince Valiant travels to Jerusalem to recover stolen holy relics and Queen Aleta seeks refuge in a hidden city ruled by women. Plus more dazzling commercial illustration work by Hal Foster. All hail the original Game of Thrones!

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Image: Definitive Prince Valiant Companion SC  - Fantagraphics Books

THE ULTIMATE BOOK FOR PRINCE VALIANT COLLECTORS Out of print for over a decade, The Prince Valiant Companion has become a Holy Grail for collectors of the series. Now, in anticipation of the seventy-fifth anniversary of comics" longest-running adventure strip, and to celebrate their own just-launched reprinting of the strip's classic earliest years, Fantagraphics is proud to present an expanded version of this hard-to-find collector's item. Compiled by award-winning Foster biographer Brian M. Kane, The definitive Prince Valiant Companion beautifully showcases the careers of artists Hal Foster, John Cullen Murphy, and Gary Gianni. In addition to updating the original version's story synopsis section with over thirty years of material, The definitive Prince Valiant Companion also contains rare and new articles. Included in this volume is a never before reprinted newspa per feature from 1949, Foster's final interview conducted by Arn Saba, an extensive interview with John Cullen Murphy, and a new interview with the current Prince Valiant creative team of Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz. The Companion also contains a new, in-depth article by Kane on Foster's artistic influences, as well as a Foreword by comics historian Brian Walker, and an Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ray Bradbury. A special feature of The Companion is a sixteen-page color section of carefully selected strips from the entire run of the comic. Showcasing this section are eight pages by Foster, scanned and digitally restored from original color engraver's proofs that had been carefully stored and preserved for over forty years. For the first time ever, collectors will be able to see Prince Valiant as Foster intended it to be seen, with all of his fine inked line work intact. Rounding out this section are four John Cullen Murphy pages from the Murphy family's collection of proofs, and four Gary Gianni pages that were selected by the artist and digitally recolored under his supervision. Proceeds from the sale of The definitive Prince Valiant Companion will go to The Friends of Hal Foster Society to aid in the creation of the Prince Valiant statue in Foster's birthplace of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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