About Prince Valiant
Exiled as a boy from his native land of Thule, Prince Valiant grew up in the vast fens of fifth century Britain before discovering his calling and destiny as a knight of King Arthur’s storied Round Table. As inquisitive and intelligent as he is handy with a sword, Val rights wrongs and adventures across both the known and unknown medieval world. Along the way, he finds and marries the love of his life, Aleta, Queen of the Misty Isles, and fathers a family of equally adventuresome offspring. All of whom test his patience and bruise his ego to one degree or other such are families in any era.
Created in 1937 by the immortal Hal Foster, Prince Valiant continues strong to this day as the pinnacle of comic strip adventure storytelling. Balanced between the excitement and danger of medieval knightly derring-do and the domestic complexities surrounding a high-spirited family, Val has little time for rest and his devoted readership would have it no other way.
As representatives of Camelot, Val, Aleta and the roguish ladies’ man, Sir Gawain, have seen adventures taking them throughout barbarian-plagued Europe; from the wilderness of Pictland to crumbling Rome and prospering Byzantium; from far Cathay to the unnamed Americas; from Ab’Saba in limitless Africa to Jerusalem and the sands of the Holy Land.
Equally adept with both his brains and brawn, Prince Valiant carries forth the ideals of Camelot as beacons of light and civilization in an often dark and violent age. As such, he remains an instantly identifiable and much beloved hero for generation after generation.
Meet the Creators
Mark Schultz has been cartooning and illustrating for more than 20 years. He is best known as the creator of the award-winning speculative adventure comic book, Xenozoic Tales, which has been adapted to television as the animated series, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs. The first Xenozoic adventure originally appeared in the eighth issue of Kitchen Sinks Press’ […]Read More
Thomas Yeates grew up in Sacramento, in northern California, where he was born in 1955. He attended college in Utah, Sacramento, and the Joe Kubert School in New Jersey. Since then he has been working as an illustrator, focusing on high adventure in the comic book/graphic novel field. He has worked for most of the […]Read More
Aleta, Val’s beautiful gray-eyed wife, is also the legendary Queen of the Misty Isles. Years before, Aleta cast a pleasant enchantment over the young Val, winning his heart forev...
Ill-adept at the pastimes of a warrior, Val’s bookish son, Galan, seeks instead the life of a scholar.
Val and Aleta’s twins, Karen and Valeta, are alike in looks only. Karen is carefree and fun-loving while Valeta is serious and moody. Karen became an Amazon in her late teens and...
Arthur’s evil half-brother
Val and Aleta’s youngest son was kidnapped at birth by the Emperor Justinian. Nathan was saved, and returned to his parents, thanks to the heroic efforts of his brother, Arn.
Prince Arn is Prince Valiant and Aleta’s first-born son. Worldly, adventurous and enthusiastic, Arn has more than earned his spurs, becoming almost as great an adventurer as his ...
When King Aguar of Thule, ruler of what is now Norway, was driven from his throne by the usurper Sligon, the deposed monarch fled with his queen and 5-year-old son Prince Valiant to th...
a rogue with the ladies, is Val’s most worthy, if feckless, companion.