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NY Times Best Seller: Prince Valiant
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Prince ValiantHal Fosterawards 18 Feb 2015 12:29 PM

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Is it the impeccable draftsmanship and absolute mastery of drawing horses? Is it the scary beasts?

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The saucy threats from a wife to her husband?
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Or is it consistently amazing comics coupled with out-of-this-world production? Whatever it is, Prince Valiant Volume 10 1955-1956 by Hal Foster (a past 2012, 2014 Eisner nominee) hit the NY Times Best Seller list. Volume 8 hit the NY Times Best Seller's list this time last year. Volume 10 traverses the lands of Constantinople, Eastern Russia and Camelot in addition to wrapping up stories on the kidnapping of Aleta, Valiant's trusty wife, and hunger problems in Thule. 

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And we're pretty sure it had to do with this pre-David Bowie yet Bowie-esque look on the cover. Or all of the above. 



Now in Stock - Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince Valiantnew releasesHal Foster 30 Jan 2015 1:30 PM

Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Cover

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956
by Hal Foster

112-page full color 10.25" x 14" hardcover
$35.00 | 978-1-60699-800-7

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Our tenth volume finds our band of heroes making their way back to the Kingdom of Thule by way of Constantinople and Eastern Russia. Soon they are attacked by a tribe of barbarians who kidnap Aleta for the great Dragada Khan who wants to make her one of his wives. After nearly being killed in battle, Valiant returns to his homeland only to find the threat of hunger hovers over Thule. As Val explores new ways of feeding the kingdom's growing populace, raiders threaten the lives of his family and friends. The volume ends with Val's return to Camelot, a tournament of champions, and the threat of new treachery in Cornwall. This volume also includes an introduction by legendary comics artist Timothy Truman, and a special gallery containing more of Hal Foster's incredible Mountie paintings annotated by comics historian Brian M. Kane.

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince Valiantpreviewsnew releasesHal Foster 7 Jan 2015 4:06 PM

Praise for the series:

"That Foster was the most virtuosic comics artist of his time, there is some merit to the claim." – Steven Heller, The New York Times

"Hal Foster was an illustrator in the grand tradition of Arthur Rackham and Howard Pyle… Every panel packs a one-two punch." – Vanity Fair

"Foster’s meticulously detailed, painstakingly researched, vividly realistic, and often breathtaking illustration made him one of the most revered artists in the comic field." – Library Journal

"One of the greatest comic strips of all time and a peak in visual splendor and breath-taking adventure, the story of Prince Valiant’s 30+ year odyssey is getting a marvelous presentation in Fantagraphics’ series of books." – The Huffington Post

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956
by Hal Foster

112-page full color 10.25” x 14” hardcover
$35.00 | 978-1-60699-800-7

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/princevaliant10

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince ValiantpreviewsHal Foster 17 Dec 2014 2:00 PM

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956
by Hal Foster

112-page full color 10.25" x 14" hardcover • $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-800-7

Ships in: January 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Our tenth volume finds our band of heroes making their way back to the Kingdom of Thule by way of Constantinople and Eastern Russia. Soon they are attacked by a tribe of barbarians who kidnap Aleta for the great Dragada Khan who wants to make her one of his wives. After nearly being killed in battle, Valiant returns to his homeland only to find the threat of hunger hovers over Thule. As Val explores new ways of feeding the kingdom's growing populace, raiders threaten the lives of his family and friends. The volume ends with Val's return to Camelot, a tournament of champions, and the threat of new treachery in Cornwall. This volume also includes an introduction by legendary comics artist Timothy Truman, and a special gallery containing more of Hal Foster's incredible Mountie paintings annotated by comics historian Brian M. Kane.

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Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince ValiantpreviewsHal FosterComing Attractions 4 Dec 2014 9:00 AM

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Cover

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Inside Page

The next gorgeous, oversized Prince Valiant volume has arrived at our office, popping with lush color and medieval goodness. Just check out the red on that upper right panel!

Classic and timeless, Hal Foster's epic, decades-spanning comic strip is given the care and treatment it deserves in these deluxe hardcovers. Volume 10 covers the years 1955 and 1956, and is due to be released in late January. Of course, you can pre-order this baby now, then sit back and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince ValiantpreviewsHal FosterComing Attractions 25 Nov 2014 3:15 PM

The epic, Arthurian adventures of Prince Valiant continue in our tenth volume collecting Hal Foster's timeless comic strip. Volume 10 contains strips from 1955 to 1956, and in this 14-page downloadable excerpt, Prince Val must make his way back to his homeland in Thule from the Misty Isles. With ships full of northerners eager to make the journey home as well, Val sets off, dealing with hostile barbarians, long, grueling portages, and greedy strangers along the way.

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 comes ashore in January, and it is available for pre-order right now. Grab your copy now, and be on the lookout for more previews in the upcoming weeks!

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Cover

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince ValiantHal FosterComing Attractions 6 Nov 2014 8:30 AM

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Cover

The epic adventures continue! We've received the final cover art for Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956, collecting and celebrating the vivid, detailed artwork of comics virtuoso Hal Foster. In this tenth volume, our band of heroes are making their way back to the Kingdom of Thule when they are attacked by a band of barbarians.

Prince Valiant Vol. 10 is expected to make an appearance in January and is available for pre-order now. Keep your eyes peeled for more previews of this book in upcoming weeks!

New Comics Day 7.16.14
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under New Comics DayHal FosterFloyd GottfredsonDisney 16 Jul 2014 5:45 PM
This week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability.
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot
by Floyd Gottfredson

288-page black & white/color 10.5" x 8.75" hardcover • $34.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-736-9

"This is primetime Gottfredson, beautiful to look at and fun." -Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter

Prince Valiant 9
Prince Valiant Vol. 9: 1953-1954
by Hal Foster

120-page full color 10.25" x 14" hardcover • $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-735-2

"Prince Valiant is captivating and countercultural... Fantagraphics has been reissuing the original Prince Valiant strips in hardbound editions-exquisitely drawn tales, stories that celebrate chivalry, adventure, bravery...and gentlemanly romance." –Mark Judge, The Catholic Register

 












Now in Stock! Twelve Gems and Prince Valiant Vol. 9: 1953-1954
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince Valiantnew releasesLane MilburnHal Foster 30 Jun 2014 2:30 PM

Shipping now from our mail-order department:

Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn

Twelve Gems
by Lane Milburn

248-page monochrome 5.75" x 8.5" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-751-2

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This comedic, sci-fi space epic stars three heroes enlisted to travel the galaxy in search of twelve magical gems. Their benefactor — an eccentric and reclusive scientist named Dr. Z — doesn’t actually know what the twelve gems do once obtained, but myths, theories, and rumors abound throughout the galaxy. The three heroes — with some reluctance — choose to undertake the mysterious task and regard it as a sort of paid vacation and an escape from their shady pasts. Graphic novelist Lane Milburn delivers a dense, action-packed follow-up to his Xeric Award-winning debut, Death Trap.

"Space-opera action as you like it!" – Sean Collins, Robot 6

Prince Valiant Vol.09: 1953-1954 by Hal Foster

Prince Valiant Vol. 9: 1953-1954
by Hal Foster

120-page full color 10.25" x 14" hardcover • $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-735-2

See Previews / Order Now

In our ninth volume of the breathtakingly drawn, furiously plotted Sunday comic strip inspired by the King Arthur legends, Prince Valiant quashes a druid's sly attempt to turn a village from the Christian god. A call for peace in Ireland is fightin' words — until Val dethrones a hot-headed king. A mysterious message from Merlin must be decoded to save King Arthur. And, as this volume concludes, Val and Gawain embark on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Jerusalem while Queen Aleta returns to the Misty Isles, where treacherous nobles seek her throne — and her death.

"Prince Valiant is captivating and countercultural... Fantagraphics has been reissuing the original Prince Valiant strips in hardbound editions—exquisitely drawn tales, stories that celebrate chivalry, adventure, bravery...and gentlemanly romance." — Mark Judge, The Catholic Register



Prince Valiant Vol. 9: 1953-1954 by Hal Foster - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Prince ValiantHal FosterComing Attractions 12 May 2014 5:54 PM

Prince Valiant Vol. 9 cover photo

Prince Valiant Vol. 9 pages photo

Now on (and hanging off the edge of) our desks: advance copies of Hal Foster's Prince Valiant Vol. 9: 1953-1954! Yet another oversized hardcover to immerse you in Val's colorful, dramatic, funny, cleverly plotted and beautifully illustrated world. It's hard to believe we've reached the halfway point of Foster's solo-billed run on the strip... but it's true!

Astute followers of our updates will recall that advance copies mean the book is about 2 months from being available and know that more previews are in store, and savvy consumers know that early pre-orders mean you get the book sooner than it's available in stores, in most cases. And don't forget, for a limited time, if you pre-order this volume, you can add Volume 10 (due in Fall) to your order at a 20% discount — do it today!

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