Corto Maltese
Corto Maltese, a new black and white edition of Hugo Pratt’s masterpieces.

Available from September, 2018

Since last September Rizzoli-Lizard has launched a new series of books in black and white gathering together all of the adventures of Corto Maltese in 12 volumes.
A great occasion to once again tune oneself in with Hugo Pratt’s fascinating art.

CORTO MALTESE - THE BALLAD OF THE SALTY SEA

THE BALLAD OF THE SALTY SEA

Available from September, 2018

WHEN I WAS A BOY, I REALIZED THAT I DIDN’T HAVE A FATE LINE ON MY HAND. SO I TOOK MY FATHER’S RAZOR AND—ZAC!—MADE ONE JUST LIKE I WANTED.

The threat of World War I is in the air when the catamaran of the pirate Rasputin rescues a castaway who has been bound hand and foot to a raft and shoved off to drift, until certain death, on the waves of the Pacific. This man has a name destined to become legend: Corto Maltese.

What has he done to earn such a cruel punishment? What does he hide behind that enigmatic look? Pandora and Cain, two children from a good family who have fallen by chance into Rasputin’s hands, want to know more. They are not yet aware that this encounter will mark their lives—as well as those of millions of readers—forever.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
173 in black and white pages
ISBN: 9788817105651
Format: 21×28 – Bound
Language: Italian
Euro: 25,00

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UNDER THE SIGN OF CAPRICORN

Available from September, 2018

PERHAPS I AM THE KING OF THE IMBECILES, THE LAST REPRESENTATIVE OF A DYNASTY, NOW COMPLETELY EXTINCT, THAT BELIEVED IN GENEROSITY!… IN HEROISM…

A boy in search of a submerged continent, a drunken professor; a voodoo priestess and her young apprentice; a rebel who forces Corto Maltese to choose sides, and an injury that will cause him to look at reality in a new way.

While Corto is doing all he can to escape from the world, destiny keeps putting in his path people willing to do anything in pursuit of something: a lost land, a ship with a cargo of gold, the promise of freedom… A journey to discover South America, its mysteries and its intoxicating beauty.

Publisher : Rizzoli Lizard
140 in black and white pages
ISBN: 9788817105668
Format: 21×28 – Bound
Language: Italian
Euro: 24,00

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CORTO MALTESE - UNDER THE SIGN OF CAPRICORN
CORTO MALTESE - BEYOND THE WINDY ISLES

BEYOND THE WINDY ISLES

Available from September, 2018

IF I HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN AN UNPUNISHED CRIME AND A JUSTICE LIKE YOURS… I WOULD CHOOSE THE FORMER!

Some hallucinogenic mushrooms, a small suitcase that keeps changing owners, a witch hunt in the middle of the Caribbean, a boy who is trying to evade his fate, and a treasure that has no intention of being found.

Latin America is the stage for these six adventures of Corto: stories that speak of idealists and of the gullible, of traitors and of loyal companions. Six tales that comprise one incredible journey in search of places enveloped in myth–such as the legendary Eldorado–and in pursuit of an impossible goal: that of trying to escape from one’s own self.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
120 in black and white pages

ISBN: 978881705675
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian


Euro: 24,00

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CELTIC TALES

Available from September, 2018

CAREER HEROES LEAVE ME TOTALLY INDIFFERENT.

On the advice of a missionary, Corto heads for Venice, for that is where the clues leading to Eldorado are hidden. But in this series of European adventures, while wandering through France, Italy, Great Britain, and Ireland, Corto will find nothing but the horrors of World War I.

Horrors mitigated by a journey amidst the magic atmosphere of Stonehenge; by the seductive voice of an actress; and by the reappearance of an old friend who, like a memory, resurfaces from that salty sea where everything began.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
138 in black and white pages

ISBN: 9788817105682
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian


Euro: 24,00

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CORTO MALTESE - CELTIC TALES
CORTO MALTESE - THE ETHIOPIAN

THE ETHIOPIAN

Available from October, 2018

I ran away! I was afraid of dying and i escaped… and i’ll run away any time i want… you can all go to hell!… I’m not a hero…

A Bedouin who studied at Oxford and a Danakil warrior who chews khat leaves are the ideal companions for crossing the desert of Yemen en route to the Horn of Africa. Along the way, Corto comes across military men with loose whips, raving lunatics, ancient shamans, a sect of leopard men, and even a genuine romantic drama à la Shakespeare.

In these four tales, Corto contends with tremendously real monsters: racism, fundamentalism, and the abuse of power. In the face of such horrors, a free spirit like Corto cannot help but take a stand—the least convenient one.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
104 in black and white pages

ISBN: 9788817105699
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian



Euro: 25,00

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CORTO MALTESE IN SIBERIA

Available from October, 2018

I’m thinking that i should decide to leave. Every time i come to Venice i get lazy.

Not even this time will Corto be able to rest. His stay in Venice, in fact, lasts the space of an illustrated panel. We just have to turn the page to find him catapulted all the way to Hong Kong, smack in the middle of an international intrigue that involves a czarist admiral, a bloodthirsty baron, a Chinese secret society, and a train loaded with gold.

Like drunken dancers, the characters in this tale dance without taking even one step in unison: each goes his own way, stepping on the others’ toes; meanwhile, Corto is a sardonic witness to the sad spectacle of human greed.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
112 in black and white pages

ISBN : 9788817105705
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian



Euro: 25,00

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CORTO MALTESE IN SIBERIA
CORTO MALTESE - FABLE OF VENICE

FABLE OF VENICE

Available from October, 2018

In this city, incredible things happen.

Venice is a magical place, full of hidden treasures. Included among these is Solomon’s Collarbone, a priceless emerald that has strange powers, and that is sought after by an eccentric scholar from London known as Baron Corvo. The Collarbone, indeed, is not only a precious gem, but also a talisman capable of opening the doors of the occult, a fetish that many find tempting.

In the lagoon city’s tangle of alleys, Corto will have to grapple with strange Freemasons, unusual adventurers, born again philosophers, and arrogant fascists, in a tale that travels on the border between dream and reality.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
72 in black and white pages

 ISBN : 9788817105712:
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian



Euro: 22,00

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THE GOLDEN HOUSE OF SAMARKAND

Available from October, 2018

My mother used to say that when someone met his double, it was a sign he was going to die.

Hunting for the legendary treasure of Alexander the Great is only a preposterous excuse to embark on a journey, but Corto doesn’t know that in this gripping new adventure, he will wind up risking his life from Rhodes to Turkey, and going as far as Pakistan and Azerbaijan.

In reality, what has lured him into this absurd undertaking is not so much gold fever as the call of his eternal enemy-friend Rasputin, who is being held in an impregnable prison. A tale of friendship, revenge, and ambition, told in panels that Pratt drew while imagining a world that a man would dream of if he were locked in a cage.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
152 in black and white pages

ISBN: 9788817105729
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian



Euro: 25,00

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CORTO MALTESE - THE GOLDEN HOUSE OF SAMARKAND
Corto Maltese - The early years

The early years

Available from November, 2018

In 1904-1905, during the russo-japanese war, i got to know Jack London, and first met Rasputin. Two men of extraordinary courage.

The origins of a character like Corto reflect his protagonist spirit in spite of himself: in this story, in fact, it flits like a ghost over Manchuria at the beginning of the 1900’s, right in the middle of a conflict that foreshadows the clashes between powers that will mark the first half of the twentieth century.

Barely seventeen, Corto finds himself at the side of two incredible characters, the writer Jack London and Rasputin, his future companion of adventures. At the time he is too young to comprehend the importance the two will have in his life, but as he himself admits at the outset, “Today I am able to tell you two or three things about them that I did not understand then”.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
56 in black and white pages

ISBN: 9788817105736
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian


Euro: 22,00

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Tango

Available from November, 2018

I’m not one to judge, i just know that i have an innate dislike of censors, arbitrators… but mainly, it’s the redeemers that bother me the most.

Along with the South Seas, the sands of East Africa, and the calli of Venice, Buenos Aires is a key location in Pratt’s geography. Here, throughout his twenties, Hugo drew for various publications. And lost in the Argentinian nights is the memory of a youthful Corto passing through. Now mature, he comes back to try and discover something more about the death of a dear friend of his.

Aware of the risks, this woman was investigating a notorious prostitution ring involving economic and power interests in a fatal dance: a tango that envelops, seduces, and kills.

Rizzoli Lizard
64 pagine in bianco nero
ISBN : 9788817105743
Formato : 21×28 – Cartonato
Lingua : Italiana

Euro : 25,00

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Corto Maltese - Tango
Corto Maltese - The secret rose

The secret rose

Available from November, 2018

It often happens that I’ve forgotten the first word by the time I get to the last one of the same line. Sleepiness is a big thief.

A quiet stay in Switzerland opens the door to a surprising exploration of the subconscious. The myths of Parsifal and the Holy Grail, the wanderings of Hermann Hesse, and the Middle-European alchemical tradition weave their way into Corto Maltese’s path in a journey that begins on the pages of an ancient poem.

A story dedicated to the magic of reading and of its symbols, in which Pratt makes his eternal curiosity dance, and ties together the plots of thousand-year-old legends. As he himself said: “I wanted to tell myself this fable and leave a testament of all those things that have been important to me”.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
88 in black and white pages

ISBN: 9788817105750
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian


Euro: 22,00

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Available from November, 2018

They still don’t understand that the best answers are the ones you give when there are no questions. Intolerant old fogies!

A submerged continent is not a land to discover, but a question to leave unanswered. No one knows this better than Corto Maltese who, although many years have passed, has always defended tooth and nail his right to live in his own imagination. But when he finds himself on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, in search of Mū, a mythological land swallowed up by water, his companions of adventure would like to infect him with their thirst for conquest.

Having risked his life on the seas and in trenches and deserts all over the world, Hugo’s Corto ends his long career with a mellow good-bye to reality.

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
184 in black and white pages

ISBN: 9788817105767
Format: 21×28 – Bound

Language: Italian


Euro: 25,00

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Corto Maltese 2018 Mū