Our next volume begins with Prince Valiant in search of Arn who has been abducted by criminals during a prison revolt. Upon his return to the Misty Isles with Arn, Val is greeted by the newest member of his family – a baby boy named Galan. Peace soon becomes too boring for Val, so he and Arn set off for the Holy Land. From the Middle East to a mission by King Arthur to find an overland trade route from Rome to Britain danger follows the noble Prince of Thule. Val is wounded, his magnificent stallion, Arvak has gone dangerously feral, and Arn is once more kidnapped and held for ransom. Presenting two more years of Hal Foster’s award-winning, and New York Times best-selling, legendary masterpiece printed from the artist’s personal color engraver’s proofs.
“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.” — Huffington Post
“Medieval swordplay and adventure have never been as glorious as in Foster’s Sunday-only comic strip. Prince Valiant is one of the best-drawn comics ever, and this new edition does ample justice to its achievement.” — Publishers Weekly
“This is the best showcase Foster’s epic creation has had since its original appearance more than 70 years ago.” —Booklist
“A witch named Horrit once prophesied that Val would never know contentment, but fans of the strip will find it here.” — 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