Prince Valiant encounters Neandertals?

I don’t have a picture, but this week Prince Valiant seems to have encountered a band of Neandertals. At least, they look just like Neandertals that Charles Knight might have painted. Except they’re wearing swamp-walking snow shoes and helping drive away a giant octopus with their tiny arrows.

We’ll find out more next week…

UPDATE (2008-10-10): A reader very kindly sent a link to the online strip (P.S. If you’re that reader, my e-mails to you are bouncing). Here are the Neandertals:

Neandertals emerging from the mist, from Prince Valiant

See what I mean? Compare:

Neandertal display at old Field Museum