Prince Valiant HC Vol 5: 1945-1946
By Hal Foster
112 pages; hard cover; full color
Fantagraphics' ever-popular series of Hal Foster's epic masterpiece forges ahead with Val's adventures continuing unabated despite his recent betrothal. Scanned once again from superb syndicate proofs, half the strips in this volume also include Foster's bonus 'Medieval Castle' strip, a chronicle of two young boys growing up during the time of the First Crusade. But by the end of the 1945 strips this series has ended and the Valiant portion resumes its full-page glory.