History Comicstrip / PrinceValiant

17th Jul '17 11:26:47 AM HelloLamppost
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* MeaningfulName: Prince ''Valiant.'' Though his friends call him Val.
4th Jun '17 10:54:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: ''WeaponBrown'' features a character name "Val." Guess who?

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: ''WeaponBrown'' ''Webcomic/WeaponBrown'' features a character name "Val." Guess who?
27th Apr '17 7:32:48 PM TheMorlock
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* HornyVikings: Anachronistic vikings occasionally make appearances, dressed like they stepped right out of a Victorian painting.
27th Apr '17 7:27:09 PM TheMorlock
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As the title would suggest, the comic is set during the time of King Arthur and though it does take liberties with history it is notable among modern era Arthuriana for being set firmly in late antiquity/dark ages (the actual time period Arthur is supposed to have lived), avoiding most of the usual anachronistic trappings (the key word here being ''most''. Later medieval concepts like knights do show up, but at least no one is wearing plate armour). "Val's" adventures took him to many exotic locations from his native Thule to China, India and even the jungles of Africa.''Prince Valiant'' was notable for its exquisitely detailed and graceful artwork, its strong story-lines, and its idealization of the themes of adventure, chivalry, and CourtlyLove (we did say ''most'').

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As the title would suggest, the comic is set during the time of King Arthur and though it does take liberties with history it is notable among modern era Arthuriana for being set firmly in late antiquity/dark ages (the actual time period Arthur is supposed to have lived), avoiding most at least some of the usual anachronistic trappings (the key word here being ''most''.''some''. Later medieval concepts like knights do show up, but at least no one is wearing plate armour). "Val's" adventures took him to many exotic locations from his native Thule to China, India and even the jungles of Africa.''Prince Valiant'' was notable for its exquisitely detailed and graceful artwork, its strong story-lines, and its idealization of the themes of adventure, chivalry, and CourtlyLove (we did say ''most'').


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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Hal Foster clearly did a lot of historical research but he wasn't afraid to change things to suit the story. Contemporary historical figures make appearances, archaic place names (like Gaul for France for example)are used, the Western Roman Empire is still hanging on, paganism is still being practiced in remote corners of Europe and the clothing worn throughout the series is more-or-less grounded in Dark Ages/late antiquity. However, popular anachronistic trappings common to Arthurian literature (such as stone castles, jousting and the title of knight) are heavily featured. Justifiable, as these elements have become so ubiquitous to Arthurian mythology that their absence would invoke a sense of RealityIsUnrealistic.
5th Apr '17 7:06:44 PM TheMorlock
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As the title would suggest, the comic is set during the time of King Arthur and though it does take liberties with history it is notable among modern era Arthuriana for being set firmly in late antiquity/dark ages (the actual time period Arthur is supposed to have lived), avoiding most of the usual anachronistic trappings (the key word here being ''most''). "Val's" adventures took him to many exotic locations from his native Thule to China, India and even the jungles of Africa.''Prince Valiant'' was notable for its exquisitely detailed and graceful artwork, its strong story-lines, and its idealization of the themes of adventure, chivalry, and CourtlyLove (we did say ''most'').

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As the title would suggest, the comic is set during the time of King Arthur and though it does take liberties with history it is notable among modern era Arthuriana for being set firmly in late antiquity/dark ages (the actual time period Arthur is supposed to have lived), avoiding most of the usual anachronistic trappings (the key word here being ''most'').''most''. Later medieval concepts like knights do show up, but at least no one is wearing plate armour). "Val's" adventures took him to many exotic locations from his native Thule to China, India and even the jungles of Africa.''Prince Valiant'' was notable for its exquisitely detailed and graceful artwork, its strong story-lines, and its idealization of the themes of adventure, chivalry, and CourtlyLove (we did say ''most'').
5th Apr '17 5:55:13 PM TheMorlock
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Nominally set in TheMiddleAges (a highly romanticized one) but really more in TheTimeOfMyths, the setting ranged from "Val's" native Thule to China and India, and combining elements of many centuries (the default period style would seem to be about [[TheHighMiddleAges the thirteenth century]]), ''Prince Valiant'' was notable for its exquisitely detailed and graceful artwork, its strong story-lines, and its idealization of the themes of adventure, chivalry, and CourtlyLove.

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Nominally As the title would suggest, the comic is set in TheMiddleAges (a highly romanticized one) but really more in TheTimeOfMyths, during the setting ranged from time of King Arthur and though it does take liberties with history it is notable among modern era Arthuriana for being set firmly in late antiquity/dark ages (the actual time period Arthur is supposed to have lived), avoiding most of the usual anachronistic trappings (the key word here being ''most''). "Val's" adventures took him to many exotic locations from his native Thule to China China, India and India, and combining elements of many centuries (the default period style would seem to be about [[TheHighMiddleAges even the thirteenth century]]), jungles of Africa.''Prince Valiant'' was notable for its exquisitely detailed and graceful artwork, its strong story-lines, and its idealization of the themes of adventure, chivalry, and CourtlyLove.CourtlyLove (we did say ''most'').


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* DarkAgeEurope: The setting of most of the stories though Val does venture out of Europe several times.


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* InterchangeableAsianCultures: The Huns have a pretty bad case of this. their leader is called a Khan (a Mongol title) and he has what appears to be a Chinese dragon design in his tent.


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* YellowPeril: The Huns are portrayed as AlwaysChaoticEvil oriental caricatures who the heroes end up hunting like animals.
5th Mar '17 10:06:06 AM nombretomado
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''Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur'' is a [[NewspaperComics comic strip]] created by Hal Foster, run by Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate [[LongRunner from 1937 to the present]] (Foster's last strip was drawn in 1971), that recounted the adventures of the eponymous Norse prince and his family and friends. The comic came out only in the Sunday paper and featured narration juxtaposed with illustrations rather than the usual thought and speech balloons. During most of Hal Foster's lifetime it occupied one whole page of the Sunday funnies. In the 90s it spun off into a MarvelComics limited series not set in Marvel continuity.

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''Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur'' is a [[NewspaperComics comic strip]] created by Hal Foster, run by Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate [[LongRunner from 1937 to the present]] (Foster's last strip was drawn in 1971), that recounted the adventures of the eponymous Norse prince and his family and friends. The comic came out only in the Sunday paper and featured narration juxtaposed with illustrations rather than the usual thought and speech balloons. During most of Hal Foster's lifetime it occupied one whole page of the Sunday funnies. In the 90s it spun off into a MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics limited series not set in Marvel continuity.
25th Dec '16 2:52:45 PM HelloLamppost
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: In the early 2000's, a story had Camelot ''actually fall.'' The [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]] is eventually restored, but it takes a while, and the intervening lengthy storyline with all the main cast either in hiding or working behind the scenes was legitimately shocking.
25th Dec '16 2:52:18 PM HelloLamppost
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: In the early 2000's, a shocking story had Camelot ''actually fall.'' The [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]] is eventually restored, but it takes a while, and the intervening lengthy storyline with all the main cast either in hiding or working behind the scenes was legitimately shocking.

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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: In the early 2000's, a shocking story had Camelot ''actually fall.'' The [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]] is eventually restored, but it takes a while, and the intervening lengthy storyline with all the main cast either in hiding or working behind the scenes was legitimately shocking.
25th Dec '16 2:52:03 PM HelloLamppost
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: In the early 2000's, a shocking story had Camelot ''actually fall.'' The [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]] is eventually restored, but it takes a while, and the intervening lengthy storyline with all the main cast either in hiding or working behind the scenes was legitimately shocking.
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