- This article is about the EC Comics title. For the DC Comics character, see Lar Gand.
Al Williamson cover, issue #2
|Publication date||March/April 1955 - November/December 1955|
|Number of issues||Five|
Valor was a short-lived comic book published by EC Comics in 1955 as the second title in its New Direction line. The bi-monthly comic was published by Bill Gaines and edited by Al Feldstein. It lasted a total of five issues before being cancelled, along with EC's other New Direction comics.
Valor was dedicated to tales of action and adventure in various period settings, including the Roman Empire, the French Revolution, the Napoleanoic Era, the Middle Ages, the Crusades and ancient Egypt. It was similar in vein to the historical stories that previously appeared in EC's Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat from 1950 through 1954.
Valor was reprinted as part of publisher Russ Cochran's Complete EC Library in 1988. Between October 1998 and February 1999, Cochran (in association with Gemstone Publishing) reprinted all five individual issues. This complete run was later rebound, with covers included, in a single softcover EC Annual.
|#||Date||Cover Artist||Story||Story Artist|
|1||March/April 1955||Wally Wood||The Arena||Al Williamson and Angelo Torres|
|The Return of King Arthur||Wally Wood|
|2||May/June 1955||Al Williamson||The Champion||Al Williamson|
|Poetic Justice||Bernard Krigstein|
|The Colonel's Son||Graham Ingels|
|The King's Service||Wally Wood|
|3||July/Aug 1955||Joe Orlando||The Cloak of Command||Al Williamson|
|Gentle As A Whisper||Joe Orlando|
|The Pyramid||Bernard Krigstein|
|Debt of Honor||Reed Crandall|
|4||Sept/Oct 1955||Wally Wood||Gratitude||Joe Orlando|
|The Know-Nothing||Bernard Krigstein|
|The Taste of Freedom||Graham Ingels|
|A Knight's Dream||Reed Crandall|
|5||Nov/Dec 1955||Wally Wood||Dangerous Animal||Wally Wood|
|Important Man||Graham Ingels|
|Treasure from Xanadu||Bernard Krigstein|
|Day of Reckoning||Al Williamson and George Evans|