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Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn Hugo Pratt

Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn

Hugo Pratt

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ISBN : 9781631400650
Paperback
140 pages
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This book, the first of twelve volumes, launches the definitive English-language edition of Hugo Pratts masterpiece, presented in the original oversized B&W format and with new translations made from Pratts original Italian scripts. FrankMoreThis book, the first of twelve volumes, launches the definitive English-language edition of Hugo Pratts masterpiece, presented in the original oversized B&W format and with new translations made from Pratts original Italian scripts. Frank Miller calls Pratt one of the true masters of comic art. Long before the term graphic novel entered the popular lexicon - ten years before Will Eisners 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 continents most popular series and Hugo Pratt the worlds leading graphic novelist. Hugo Pratts peripatetic sailor was featured in a series of twenty-nine stories. The adventures of this modern Ulysses are set during the first thirty years of the 20th Century in such exotic locales as Pratts native Venice, the steppes of Manchuria, the Caribbean islands, the Danakil deserts, the Amazon forests, and the waves of the Pacific. EuroComics is working closely with Patrizia Zanotti, Pratts long-time collaborator, to present the complete Corto Maltese in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratts original oversized B&W format. 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 Seagulls Fault.