Prince Valiant Vol. 22: 1979-1980 (Vol. 22)
Hal Foster, John Cullen Murphy
Val, deprived of his Singing Sword, is enslaved in the Berber salt mines. A death watch has begun for the bedridden King Arthur, and the monarch’s half-brother Mordred plots to usurp the throne. Aleta investigates a murder in Cornwall. This volume includes a tour of Prince Valiant’s England by Vanity Fair and The Atlantic editor Cullen Murphy, John Cullen Murphy’s son, who begins his long tenure as the strip’s scriptwriter with this volume. Plus: Todd Goldberg’s examination of the historical reality behind the Prince Valiant strip continues.