WorldCat Identities

Foster, Harold R. (Harold Rudolf) 1892-1982

Overview
Works: 1,103 works in 1,615 publications in 13 languages and 4,948 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Biography  Graphic novels  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Scenarist, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Artist, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN6728.P7, 741.56973
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Most widely held works about Harold R Foster
 
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Most widely held works by Harold R Foster
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )
143 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Universally acclaimed as the most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, Prince Valiant ran for 35 years under the virtuoso pen of its creator, Hal Foster. (Such was its popularity that today, decades after Foster's death, it continues to run under different hands.) The giant Sunday-funnies pages (Valiant ran only on Sundays) gave Foster a huge canvas upon which he was able to limn epic swordfights, stunning scenes of pomp and pageantry, and some of the most beautiful human beings-- male and female-- ever to appear in comics. And he matched his nonpareil visual sense with the narrative instincts of a born storyteller, propelling his daring young hero from one crisis to another with barely a panel to catch one's breath. Prince Valiant has previously been widely available only in re-colored, somewhat degraded editions (now out of print and fetching collectors' prices). Thanks to advances in production technology and newly available original proof sheets, this new series from the industry leader in quality strip classics is the first to feature superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster's original masterpiece. Comic strip aficionados will be ecstatic, and younger readers who enjoy a classic adventure yarn will be bowled over"--Publisher's web site
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Universally acclaimed as the most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, Prince Valiant ran for 35 years under the virtuoso pen of its creator, Hal Foster. (Such was its popularity that today, decades after Foster's death, it continues to run under different hands.) The giant Sunday-funnies pages (Valiant ran only on Sundays) gave Foster a huge canvas upon which he was able to limn epic swordfights, stunning scenes of pomp and pageantry, and some of the most beautiful human beings-- male and female-- ever to appear in comics. And he matched his nonpareil visual sense with the narrative instincts of a born storyteller, propelling his daring young hero from one crisis to another with barely a panel to catch one's breath. Prince Valiant has previously been widely available only in re-colored, somewhat degraded editions (now out of print and fetching collectors' prices). Thanks to advances in production technology and newly available original proof sheets, this new series from the industry leader in quality strip classics is the first to feature superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster's original masterpiece. Comic strip aficionados will be ecstatic, and younger readers who enjoy a classic adventure yarn will be bowled over"--Publisher's web site
The mark of Cain by Harold R Foster( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prince Valiant in the days of King Arthur by Harold R Foster( Book )
21 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The medieval castle by Harold R Foster( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Val helps his father reclaim his throne in kingdom of Thule, fights alongside King Arthur, and is made a knight of the Round Table for his bravery and wit. Bored by the peace he helped to create, Val decides to independently pull together the forces to battle the Huns' descent on Southern Europe. When Val's army breaches the Huns' stronghold, however, he discovers that corruption reigns still further west in Rome. So Val sets off with Sir Gawain and Tristam of Arthurian legend fame, and the familial kinship of the trio sees them through chivalrous escapades, false imprisonment and daring escapes
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of reprinted Sunday "Prince Valiant" strips, originally published in 1941 and 1942, in which Valiant travels through Northern Africa in search of Aleta, the woman he intends to marry, only to face crushing disappointment when he finally finds her
The definitive Prince Valiant companion ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tarzan in color by Harold R Foster( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reproductions of Tarzan Sunday comic strips arranged chronologically by artists: Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth and Rubimor
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haunted by Aleta, Prince Valiant seeks Merlin's wise counsel--a brief episode that segues into one of Hal Foster's patented epics, the seven-month "The Long Voyage to Thule," which spotlights Val's return to his birthplace and reunion with his father. Then, after a series of shorter adventures (including "The Seductress," "The Call of the Sea," and "The Jealous Cripple") Val finally decides he can stand it no longer and sets off on a quest for his queen-to-be, launching "The Winning of Aleta," a storyline that will run an unprecedented year and a half and continue into the following volume. And as always, the pages will be repoduced from Foster's exquisite personal set of printer's proofs
Vikings on the Isle of Man by Harold R Foster( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thrilling adventures of a noble knight in the days of King Arthur
Prince Valiant in the New World by Harold R Foster( Book )
7 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prince Valiant and the golden princess by Harold R Foster( Book )
6 editions published between 1955 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fully half of this volume concerns itself with the remaining chapters of the 20-month epic "The Winning of Aleta," in which Val continues to pursue his bride-to-be. We don't think we're spoiling any surprises by mentioning that this sequence is followed up by one called "Matrimony," as Val's new queen adjusts to a life of luxury in Camelot--until the "War in the Forest" against the encroaching Saxons calls for her to become personally involved to a far greater degree that her husband would like. No wonder Aleta gets the cover treatment in this edition, which also features the conculsion to the "Mediæval Castle" strip!
Prince Valiant's perilous voyage by Harold R Foster( Book )
7 editions published between 1954 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hal Foster's Prince Valiant : far from Camelot by Gary Gianni( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prince Valiant fights Attila the Hun by Harold R Foster( Book )
7 editions published between 1952 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Valiant and Aleta journey to "The New World," in a 16-month epic that allows Foster to draw some of his spectacular native Canadian backgrounds, and during which Aleta gives birth to Arn and acquires her Indian nurse, Tillicum. Most of the rest of the book is taken up with the action-packed five-month sequence "The Mad King," during which Val, back at Camelot, confronts evil, fat little King Tourien of Cornwall. Plus a new, richly illustrated essay by Foster scholar Brian M. Kane discussing Foster's depiction of "Indians" as it relates to other interpretations of the times, accompanied by a plethora of graphic goodies
The singing sword by Harold R Foster( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prince Valiant and the three challenges by Harold R Foster( Book )
4 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Foster, H. 1892-1982
Foster, H. (Harold), 1892-1982
Foster, Hal 1892-
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Languages
English (129)
German (27)
Danish (23)
French (21)
Dutch (11)
Spanish (10)
Swedish (7)
Catalan (6)
Finnish (6)
Croatian (2)
Italian (2)
Serbian (1)
Portuguese (1)
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