WorldCat Identities

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

Overview
Works: 1,001 works in 1,883 publications in 12 languages and 5,519 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Fantasy comics 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Scenarist, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Other, Author of screenplay, Contributor
Classifications: PN6728.P7, 741.5973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harold R Foster
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

127 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 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
Queen of the Amazons by Harold R Foster( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrilling adventures of a noble knight in the days of King Arthur
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

in English and held by 161 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 website
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 102 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
The medieval castle by Harold R Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in German and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the year-round pattern of life in a medieval castle, the wars of those days waged between neighboring overlords, the activities of castle life, for all, the steps in training boys to advance towards knighthood."--Kirkus
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 91 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 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prins Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in Dutch and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 71 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
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 59 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 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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 52 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
Tarzan in color by Harold R Foster( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductions of Tarzan Sunday comic strips arranged chronologically by artists: Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth and Rubimor
Vikings on the Isle of Man by Harold R Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrilling adventures of a noble knight in the days of King Arthur
Prince Valiant's perilous voyage by Harold R Foster( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1976 in English 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 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection follows Prince Valiant and his son Nathan as they prepare for battle following King Arthur's abdication. The knightly father and son encounter danger and adventure as they right wrongs throughout each step of their journey. Meanwhile, Aleta, Valiant's true love, holds court back at Camelot while facing challenges of her own
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You might think that birth of Prince Valiant's son Arn at the end of the previous volume would have slowed down Val's adventuring, but you would be wrong. After the baby has been christened, Valiant and Gawain are dispatched to investigate reports of black magic in Wales, ending up in pitched battle at the aptly-named Castle Illwynde. Then it's off to Scotland to battle the Picts, and then home yet again for Val to visit his growing boy. Valiant now enters the 1950s: The Thule winter is hard and bleak, and a prince who has designs on Aleta must be dealt with. Then it's another epic-length story, 'The Missionaries, ' in which Val and several of his fellow knights and crew travel to Rome on a quest for teachers who might bring Christianity to Thule. The story also features an escape through the Alps, far too many red-headed girls, and a tragic, life-changing event for the young squire Geoffrey (a.k.a. 'Arf'). And Foster charmingly ends the book with 'The Prince Arn Story, ' a three-week sequence narrated by the toddler"--Publisher's web site
 
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Alternative Names
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Харолд Фостер

Хэл Фостер

האל פוסטר

هارولد فوستر

هل فاستر

ハル・フォスター

哈爾·福斯特

Languages
English (141)

Dutch (40)

German (29)

French (18)

Danish (11)

Spanish (10)

Catalan (6)

Italian (4)

Finnish (1)

Portuguese (1)

Serbian (1)

Swedish (1)

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