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Prince Valiant

Prince Valiant

Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant, about a noble knight in the days of King Arthur, began in newspapers in 1937 and continues to this day. It was Foster (1892-1982) who introduced illustrative techniques — and the sensibilities and standards of such greats as Howard Pyle — to the comics page. Realistic depictions and sophisticated compositions had been curiously absent before him. He is still considered to be comics’ supreme classicist.

Fantagraphics’ deluxe, full-color hardcover editions of Prince Valiant each feature two years' worth of full-page Sunday strips, scanned and restored from the original syndicate proofs, showcasing Foster's brilliant linework and lush coloring as never before. For the first time, this is the definitive Prince Valiant.

(A few of our previous softcover editions are still available as well.)

"That Foster was the most virtuosic comics artist of his time, there is some merit to the claim." – Sunday

"Prince Valiant’s adventures fighting the enemies of Camelot appeared in more than 200 newspapers and inspired a movie starring Robert Wagner and Janet Leigh. […] The Duke of Windsor, who reigned as King Edward VIII until his abdication in 1936, once described Prince Valiant as "the greatest contribution to English literature in the past 100 years." – National Post

"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

"Anyone with a love for fantasy art can only marvel at [Foster's] ability to capture both the gritty down-to-earth feeling of the times as well as those sweeping moments that kindle our sense of wonder.... These books are wonderful — rich and comprehensive..." – Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction

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$175.00
Pages: 160, full color, Hardcover, 17” x 23 1⁄4”, 978-1-60699-897-7, Year: 2016
Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant is an undisputed masterpiece of comics art. Painstakingly researched and illustrated, Foster spent more than 50...
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$29.99
Hardcover, 10.5" x 14.25", 978-1-60699-141-1
Hal Foster The most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time finally returns in its definitive edition, the first to boast superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster’s original masterpiece.
Out of print

$34.99
Pages: 112, full color, Hardcover, 10 1⁄4” x 14”, 978-1-60699-876-2, Year: 2015
Th e twelfth volume of Fantagraphics’ award-winning series begins with Prince Valiant attempting to rescue Sir Gawain from prison. Most...
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$34.99
Pages: 112, full color, Hardcover, 10.25" x 14", 978-1-60699-828-1, Year: 2015
The eleventh volume of Fantagraphics award-winning  Prince Valiant  series conclues our heroes' adventures in Cornwall, and marks the first...
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$34.99
Pages: 112, full color, Hardcover, 10 ¼” x 14”, 978-1-60699-970-7, Year: 2016
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$29.99
Hardcover, 10.25" x 14", 978-1-60699-455-9
Hal Foster Valiant journeys home to Thule and reunites with his father. After a series of shorter adventures, he sets out on an epic, life-changing quest to find his long-lost love, Aleta. Plus the charming "The Mediæval Castle" strip debuts.
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$34.99
Pages: 112, full color, Hardcover, 10 ¼” x 14”, 978-1-60699-925-7, Year: 2016
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...
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$35.00
Hardcover, 10.25" x 14", 978-1-60699-800-7
Hal Foster Istanbul? No, Constantinople! In the East, Aleta comes under threat of abduction by the Khan's barbarians; back home, Thule comes under threat of hunger and raiders; and a return to Camelot brings a threat of new treachery in Cornwall.
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$29.99
Hardcover, 10.25" x 14", 978-1-60699-484-9
Hal Foster Valiant's obsessive, globe-spanning search for his bride-to-be Aleta finally concludes — in matrimony! But marriage does not signal an end to adventure by far! Aleta dons a disguise and tags along as Val takes a dangerous mission…
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$35.00
Hardcover, 10.25" x 14", 978-1-60699-645-4
Hal Foster Val's adventures take him to Castle Illwynde in Wales, to Scotland to battle Picts, home to wintry Thule for family time with Arn and Aleta, and to Rome in a quest for missionaries, with an eventful return through the Alps.
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$35.00
Hardcover, 10.25" x 14", 978-1-60699-588-4
Hal Foster Journey with Val and Aleta to "The New World," where adventure awaits — and their son Arn is born! And back at Camelot, Val confronts "The Mad King." All this supplemented with a scholarly essay by Brian M. Kane and rare Foster art.
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$35.00
Pages: 120, full color, Hardcover, 10.25" x 14", 978-1-60699-735-2, Year: 2014
Hal Foster Arn at arms, Merlin bewitched, a historic birth, Gawain and Val's pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Queen Aleta's return to the Misty Isles fill the impeccably produced pages of this volume in the highly acclaimed series.
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