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Prince Valiant Volume 3 : 1941-1942
by Hal Foster and Dan Nadel




Overview -
With this volume, Foster reaches (by common critical consensus) the peak of his drawing and storytelling prowess--a peak at which he will remains for most of the run of this glorious strip.

Almost the entirety of 1941's strips feature a single ten-month epic entitled "Fights for the Singing Sword," a globetrotting adventure fueled by Valiant's obsessive search for his bride-to-be Aleta throughout Northern Africa, with stops in Jerusalem, the Arabic deserts, and, inevitably, a harem which Val must infiltrate. Then finally, in "The Misty Isles" Valiant meets Aleta face to face but upon learning that she has had his crew killed (deservedly so, actually, but still), he flees in anger, vowing never to see her again.

"Homeward Bound," Valiant continues his travels, with stops in Athens (where he meets the boisterous Viking Boltar, who will become his friend for life), North Africa, and Gaul (where Valiant liberates Gawain), before finally returning to Camelot. But his joyous return is short-lived as an alliance of Picts and Vikings threatens Britain's security, and thus Valiant must journey forth with, as his ultimate destination, "The Roman Wall."

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Overview

With this volume, Foster reaches (by common critical consensus) the peak of his drawing and storytelling prowess--a peak at which he will remains for most of the run of this glorious strip.

Almost the entirety of 1941's strips feature a single ten-month epic entitled "Fights for the Singing Sword," a globetrotting adventure fueled by Valiant's obsessive search for his bride-to-be Aleta throughout Northern Africa, with stops in Jerusalem, the Arabic deserts, and, inevitably, a harem which Val must infiltrate. Then finally, in "The Misty Isles" Valiant meets Aleta face to face but upon learning that she has had his crew killed (deservedly so, actually, but still), he flees in anger, vowing never to see her again.

"Homeward Bound," Valiant continues his travels, with stops in Athens (where he meets the boisterous Viking Boltar, who will become his friend for life), North Africa, and Gaul (where Valiant liberates Gawain), before finally returning to Camelot. But his joyous return is short-lived as an alliance of Picts and Vikings threatens Britain's security, and thus Valiant must journey forth with, as his ultimate destination, "The Roman Wall."

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781606994078
  • ISBN-10: 1606994077
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 112
  • Dimensions: 14.32 x 10.5 x 0.62 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds

Series: Prince Valiant (Fantagraphics) #3

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