Corto Maltese Under the Sign of Capricorn Paperback

Corto Maltese Under the Sign of Capricorn Paperback "An Italian comics masterpiece is coming to America in a big way this year Under the Sign of Capricorn " - Publishers Weekly This book the first of twelve volumes launches the definitive English-language edition of Hugo Pratt&39;s masterpiece presented in the original oversized B&W format and with new translations made from Pratt&39;s 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 Eisner&39;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&39;s most popular series and Hugo Pratt the world&39;s leading graphic novelist Hugo Pratt&39;s 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 Pratt&39;s 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 Pratt&39;s long-time collaborator to present the complete Corto Maltese in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratt&39;s 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 Seagull&39;s Fault"
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