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Prince Valiant, Vol. 1: 1937-1938

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Hal Foster

Starred Review. Medieval swordplay and adventure have never been as glorious as in Foster's Sunday-only comic strip. Although much reprinted (including an earlier version from the same publisher), this edition has been reproduced from pristine printer's … see full wiki

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Author: Hal Foster
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
2 reviews about Prince Valiant, Vol. 1: 1937-1938
review by . December 25, 2009
I cannot adequately tell you how delighted I am with this publication. Prince Valiant, the comic strip that appeared each and ever Sunday in our newspaper is one of the first such strips I have a conscious remembrance of. This strip actually had a rather large impact on my life. First, it was read to me each Sunday before I was able to read and then I was required to repeat the story to my mother; in my own words. Secondly, I have been a history fanatic literally all my life and I lay this fact …
review by . August 19, 2009
What is the appeal of Prince Valiant? It seems so uncool, so dorky, with its stories of noble knights and that weird narration-under-the-art that I doubt we'll ever see it rebooted as its contemporaries, such as Batman (premiered two years after Prince Valiant) and Star Trek, which saw two series and two movies before Foster handed off to John Cullen Murphy.    And yet, here it is. Twenty years after Fantagraphics reprinted the entire series, the company's gone back to the well …
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