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Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea

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Publisher Comments:

A collection of short stories featuring Corto Maltese from Peru to Venice and into the First World War. The last unpublished works of the late Hugo Pratt.

Review:

"In this debut of a new English-language edition of the classic anti-hero Corto Maltese, we meet the protagonist as he is fished from the sea by Rasputin, the disreputable captain of an even worse crew than Corto's. His fate is soon entangled with those of fellow castaways Cain and Pandora, two teenagers caught in the fray. Although Corto presents himself as a man only looking out for himself, the pair soon realizes the adventurer may be their best hope for survival. Pratt's fast-paced South Sea adventure careens from encounter to encounter, with the daring Corto always just able to adapt to his changing circumstances, while Cain and Pandora do their best to keep up. Pratt supplies Corto with a colorful assortment of supporting characters, some helpful, many not, and a pragmatic but innovative nature. In European comics circles, Corto is a household name, and Pratt is a revered storyteller. Oddly, this edition, shrunken to a smaller size, doesn't flatter Pratt's art, which looks sketchy and often grotesque. That detail aside, this will give American comics reader an idea of what all the fuss is about." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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About the Author

Hugo Pratt (1927–1995) was a celebrated Italian comic book creator who is best known overseas for his popular comic book character Corto Maltese. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2005.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789324986
Publisher:
Universe Publishing(NY)
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Author:
Pratt, Hugo
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
9.49 x 6.84 x 0.88 in 1.92 lb

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Product details 254 pages Universe Publishing(NY) - English 9780789324986 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this debut of a new English-language edition of the classic anti-hero Corto Maltese, we meet the protagonist as he is fished from the sea by Rasputin, the disreputable captain of an even worse crew than Corto's. His fate is soon entangled with those of fellow castaways Cain and Pandora, two teenagers caught in the fray. Although Corto presents himself as a man only looking out for himself, the pair soon realizes the adventurer may be their best hope for survival. Pratt's fast-paced South Sea adventure careens from encounter to encounter, with the daring Corto always just able to adapt to his changing circumstances, while Cain and Pandora do their best to keep up. Pratt supplies Corto with a colorful assortment of supporting characters, some helpful, many not, and a pragmatic but innovative nature. In European comics circles, Corto is a household name, and Pratt is a revered storyteller. Oddly, this edition, shrunken to a smaller size, doesn't flatter Pratt's art, which looks sketchy and often grotesque. That detail aside, this will give American comics reader an idea of what all the fuss is about." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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