Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip
#1762 Original Art dated 11-15-70 (King Features Syndicate, 1970).
This is the only Sunday page that Wally Wood drew while trying out for the job during the fall of 1970
when Hal Foster began talking about retirement.
Wood jousted for this prestigious job against artists Gray Morrow and John Cullen Murphy,
with Murphy ultimately winning the permanent position.
Prior to this, Wood had parodied Val in print several times,
beginning with "Prince Violent" in Mad #13, published in July, 1954.
Sketches and a final coloured
Wally Wood was a longtime admirer of Hal Foster's Prince Valiant.
He had created a number of parodies through the years.
A good example is the 8-page parody he had done for MAD comics.
Kurtzman and Wood ~ Mad 14 ~ August 1954
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Much later, Wally did more serious parodies
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