Other Books in Series
This is book number 21 in the Prince Valiant series.
- #20: Prince Valiant Vol. 20: 1975-1976 (Hardcover): $34.99
In this volume of the beloved newspaper strip based on Arthurian legend, it's election time for the King of Minstrels.
A scoundrel has ruled over the continent's troubadours for the past three years, introducing scum and villainy into their ranks. Arn and Court Jester Sir Dinadan travel to France to set things right, while Prince Valiant accompanies the headstrong Gunther of Germany on his quest to recover stolen holy relics and claim a wife in Jerusalem. The mercenary army of a Persian warlord sweeps across the Middle East, forcing Queen Aleta to seek refuge in a hidden utopian city ruled by women. Val competes in tournaments in Marseille and Camelot and reunites with Sir Lancelot, but a tragic death impacts a member of Val's family. Plus: more dazzling commercial illustration work by Hal Foster. Fantagraphics' latest volume of the most lustrous fantasy strip ever conceived is the most spectacular presentation of the strip ever published. It continues to be one of our bestselling strip collections, hailed by fans and critics alike.
About the Author
John Cullen Murphy, a six-time recipient of the National Cartoonists Society's "Best Story Strip" for his work on Prince Valiant, continues to draw the strip from his home in Connecticut, while his son, Cullen Murphy, writes the strip in between serving as the Managing Editor for The Atlantic.
Hal Foster (1892-1982) created Prince Valiant in 1937. Though remaining involved with the strip until his death in 1982, Foster handed the bulk of the scripting and art chores over to his longtime assistant, John Cullen Murphy, in 1971.