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 seven through nine of the series, collecting the strip's run from 1949 through 1954!
In Vol. 7, Valiant now enters the 1950s: The Thule winter is hard and bleak, and a prince who has designs on Aleta must be dealt with. Then it's another epic-length story, "The Missionaries," in which Val and several of his fellow knights and crew travel to Rome on a quest for teachers who might bring Christianity to Thule.
Vol. 8 features the conclusion to the epic tale "The Missionaries," which includes a dramatic, life-changing experience for Prince Geoffrey at its climax. The volume concludes with the beginning of "Valhalla" — which includes one of Foster's most dramatic and gorgeous splash panels.
In Vol. 9, Arn tries his hand at being a warrior, Merlin is bewitched by Nimue, and Tillicum and Boltar have a son named Hatha. In the second half, Gawain and Val go on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Jerusalem and Queen Aleta returns to the Misty Isles, where treacherous nobles seek her throne... and her death!