Sunday, November 27, 2011
Prince Valiant was the only comic strip that I know of that kept track of how many pages it had published, week by week. This was page 2000 of Hal Foster's epic Sunday strip. Published well after Foster retired and laden with iconic Foster artwork from the past, it was quite a treat to see in the midst of John Cullen Murphy's run on the strip.
Posted by Thomas Haller Buchanan at 12:30 AM
Labels: comics, Hal Foster, Prince Valiant
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this strip has to be one of the most beautiful of all--an on going story that you keep coming back for more-hope you find more to share--charlie
I used to do PR for King Features, and Murphy was always a gentleman. Oddly enough, though I always thought Valiant was a visual treat, I found the writing to be something of a bore. But boy was it nice to look at!
"Prince Valiant was the only comic strip that I know of that kept track of how many pages it had published"
From 1969 is the Sunday Tarzan #2000 by Russ Manning:
The dailies were also numbered.
I pretty sure there were others also, though if any others reached #2000 is questionably.
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