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Corto Maltese: Under The Sign Of Capricorn

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  • This book, the first of 12 volumes, launches the definitive English language edition of Hugo Pratt’s masterpiece, presented in the original oversized B&W format with new translations made from Pratt’s original Italian scripts.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Hugo Pratt  
    Author
    Hugo Pratt  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    3218617  
    Comics Wednesdays
    Comics Wednesdays 24/12/2014  
    Genre
    Crime & Thrillers  
    ISBN
    9781631400650  
    Previews
    Previews October 2014  
    Publisher
    IDW  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • This book, the first of 12 volumes, launches the definitive English language edition of Hugo Pratt’s masterpiece, presented in the original oversized B&W format with new translations made from Pratt’s original Italian scripts.

    Long before the term ‘graphic novel’ entered the popular lexicon-ten years before Will Eisner’s A Contract with God-Hugo Pratt pioneered the long-form ‘drawn literature’ story. Corto Maltese set the standard for all adult adventure comics in Europe. By the mid-1970s Corto was the continent’s most popular series and Hugo Pratt the world’s leading graphic novelist. Hugo Pratt’s peripatetic sailor was featured in a series of 29 stories. The adventures of this modern Ulysses are set during the first 30 years of the 20th Century in such exotic locales as Pratt’s native Venice, the steppes of Manchuria, the Caribbean islands, the Danakil deserts, the Amazon forests, and the waves of the Pacific. Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn collects the first six inter-connected short stories Pratt created in France in the early 1970s: ‘The Secret of Tristan Bantam,’ ‘Rendez-vous in Bahia,’ ‘Sureshot Samba,’ ‘The Brazilian Eagle,’ ‘So Much for Gentlemen of Fortune,’ and ‘The Seagull’s Fault.’

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