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In April of 2014 Prince Valiant by Mark Schultz and Tom Yeates contained a first.

After 77 years the Prince Valiant comic strip bared its hero’s chest and revealed…….nipples.
Michael J. Bayly, on his A Prince Named Valiant blog shares images, both before and after, of the historic first.
And part of an interview with Cullen Murphy.

[My father J. Cullen Murphy] had a list of what he called 35 noes – the things you couldn’t show. And, you know, some of them would be obvious, and some of them were not obvious. Like, you weren’t allowed to show a pair of dirty socks lying on a chair.

The above Fun Fact is not part of Jake Rossen‘s 8 Things You Might Not Know about Prince Valiant as presented from Mental Floss.

 

More from Jake and Mental Floss:

10 Things You Might Not Know about Little Orphan Annie.

Harold Gray‘s Annie Meets God (aka Mr. Am) from Stuart Liss‘ site.

 

 

8 Things You Might Not Know about Hi and Lois.

A promotional comic strip by Mort Walker and Dik Browne from 1957 via Hi and Lois.com.

 

10 Things You Might Not Know about Dennis the Menace.

Hank Ketcham and Bil Keane jam – from Dennis the Menace.com.

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