I first saw reference to the vintage Dutch Prins Valiant comic twenty years ago when I got a copy of Dennis Nicholson's guide to collecting Gerry Anderson memorabilia, a book I have been inspired by ever since.
Dennis's picture was a simple black and white shot of various covers of the comic. What intrigued me and the reason for their inclusion was the Zero-X on the cover illustrating the Dutch comic strip inside.
Recently I saw Dennis's reference again and on the off-chance I searched Ebay UK for a copy of Prins Valiant. Amazingly I was in luck and a lovely copy of a Zero-X issue, #29, was mine for the princely sum of £3.80 including postage! A Bay Bargain!
I wuz even more thrilled when it landed on the mat this morning as I had no idea it was such a stunning cover in its original colours. I love the fact that three quarters of the comic, published by Vivo in the Sixties, was devoted to Gerry Anderson, in the form of Stingray and Zero-X.
The contents are even better and completely in colour. It really is a gorgeous publication and a treat for Zero-X fans. I hope to blog the Stingray and Zero-X strips soon.
Out of curiosity I have just searched some Dutch websites where you would expect Prins Valiant to be plentiful on its home turf. It didn't disappoint and you can pick up multiple copies of the Zero-X issues [which all have the same covers] for a coupla dozen Euro's like this lot here, a relatively cheap way of boosting your Zero-X collection with some dutch courage!