Prince Valiant

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Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is an American comic strip created by Hal Foster in 1937.wikipedia
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Hal Foster

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Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is an American comic strip created by Hal Foster in 1937.
Harold Rudolf Foster (August 16, 1892 – July 25, 1982) was a Canadian-American comic strip artist and writer best known as the creator of the comic strip Prince Valiant.

Speech balloon

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The format does not employ word balloons.
By the start of the 20th century, word balloons were ubiquitous; since that time, few American comic strips and comic books have relied on captions, notably Hal Foster's Prince Valiant and the early Tarzan comic strip in the 1930s.

Sunday comics

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It is an epic adventure that has told a continuous story during its entire history, and the full stretch of that story now totals more than 4000 Sunday strips.
Some strips, such as Prince Valiant appear only on Sunday.

Singing Sword

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He fights the Huns with his powerful Singing Sword, Flamberge, a magical blade apparently created by the same enchanter who forged Arthur's Excalibur.
The Singing Sword is the primary weapon of the fictional character Prince Valiant, a Knight of the Round Table in the service of King Arthur, in the long running comic strip Prince Valiant, created by Hal Foster in 1937.

Comic strip

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Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is an American comic strip created by Hal Foster in 1937.
The last full-page comic strip was the Prince Valiant strip for 11 April 1971.

John Cullen Murphy

John Cullen Murphy (May 3, 1919 – July 2, 2004) was an American illustrator best known for his three decades of work on the Prince Valiant comic strip.

Prince Nathan

Val and Aleta's other children are the twins, Karen and Valeta (born 1951), Galan (1962) and Prince Nathan (1979).
Prince Nathan is a fictional character and son of Valiant in the comic strip "Prince Valiant."

Thomas Yeates

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Schultz continued as the writer when Thomas Yeates began as the strip's artist on April 1, 2012.
Thomas Yeates (born January 19, 1955) is an American comic strip and comic book artist best known for illustrating the comic strips Prince Valiant and Zorro and for working on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Gary Gianni

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In March 2004, Murphy retired and turned the strip over to his chosen successor, illustrator Gary Gianni.
Gary Gianni (born 1954) is an American comics artist best known for his eight years illustrating the syndicated newspaper comic Prince Valiant.

Wally Wood

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He was strongly influenced by the art styles of Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, Milton Caniff's Terry and the Pirates, Hal Foster's Prince Valiant, Will Eisner's The Spirit and especially Roy Crane's Wash Tubbs.

Prince Valiant (Fantagraphics)

Prince Valiant
Prince Valiant is the title of a series of hardcover books, published by Fantagraphics Books, that collects the Prince Valiant comic strip, written and drawn by Hal Foster.

Prince Valiant (1954 film)

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The film is based on the syndicated newspaper comic strip of the same name by Hal Foster.

Comic strip formats

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The first full page was strip #16, which appeared in the Sunday New Orleans Times Picayune.
Only a few strips, notably Prince Valiant, were still published in full-page format after World War II.

Gray Morrow

He recalled trying out for Prince Valiant, saying he provided a sample "when [strip creator] Hal Foster decided to go into semi-retirement. It was done in August and published in October or November of '71. It was done as a sample when Foster interviewed [me] and a couple of others (Wally Wood and John Cullen Murphy) to take over."

National Cartoonists Society

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Hal Foster was recognized for his work on the strip with the Banshees' Silver Lady award in 1952, followed by the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in 1957, their Story Comic Strip Award in 1964, their Special Features Award in 1966 and 1967, the Gold Key award in 1977, and the Elzie Segar Award in 1978.

Ace Comics

As well as Jungle Jim and The Phantom, which ran throughout the series, Hal Foster's knight's tale of Prince Valiant was also a long-running adventure feature, published in issues 26-134.


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Valiant (Val) is a Nordic prince from Thule, located near present day Trondheim on the Norwegian coast.
Hal Foster's protagonist Prince Valiant gets his title from being the son of Aguar, exiled king of Thule who has taken refuge in the Fens during the days of King Arthur.


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Early in the story Valiant arrives at Camelot where he becomes friends with Sir Gawain and Sir Tristram.
In the 1954 adaptation of Prince Valiant, he is a somewhat boorish, though noble and good-natured, foil for his squire and friend, Valiant.

King Arthur

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Earning the respect of King Arthur and Merlin, he becomes a Knight of the Round Table.
In the latter half of the 20th century, the influence of the romance tradition of Arthur continued, through novels such as T. H. White's The Once and Future King (1958), Thomas Berger's tragicomic Arthur Rex and Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon (1982) in addition to comic strips such as Prince Valiant (from 1937 onward).

Stephen Moyer

In 1997, Moyer made his big-screen debut landing the lead role in the film adaptation of the long-running comic strip Prince Valiant by Hal Foster, working alongside Ron Perlman and Katherine Heigl.

Prince Valiant (1997 film)

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It is a loose adaptation of the long-running Prince Valiant comic strip of Hal Foster, some panels of which were used in the movie.

The Legend of Prince Valiant

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The Legend of Prince Valiant is an American animated television series based on the Prince Valiant comic strip created by Hal Foster.

Cullen Murphy

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Murphy then drew it solo with scripts by his son Cullen Murphy, an editor of The Atlantic.
From the mid 1970s until 2004 he worked with his father, John Cullen Murphy, as writer for the comic strip Prince Valiant, for which his father produced the artwork.

Etrigan the Demon

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Etrigan was inspired by a comic strip of Prince Valiant in which the eponymous character dressed as a demon.

Prince Valiant: The Story-Telling Game

Prince Valiant
Prince Valiant: The Story-Telling Game is the official role-playing game based on Hal Foster's comic strip of the same name.