Prince Valiant is sent on a mission to track down a missing, lovesick heir, but when his retrieval is too late, Val becomes a practiced mentor to the reluctant leader. On his way back to Camelot, Val befriends Sir Reynolde, a waggish actor whose equestrian skills gain King Arthur’s attention and whose masterful impersonations get him into a long-distance love triangle. In-fighting amongst family members and knights alike wages in the Hall of Champions, all while young Arn goes berserk under the incantation of the feral forest people. Val leads a slave rebellion, Aleta plots against the greedy governors that have lunged the Misty Isles into dangerous complacency, and the royal children discover romance.
Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant continues as one of the all-time magnificent adventure comics ever conceived and Fantagraphics’ reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing.
“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