The Wheeling ebooks, now available in English on iTunes, follow right on the heels of CongEditions’ electronic publishing debut in 2015: the publication of five eBooks dedicated to the Scorpions of the Desert series. Wheeling, one of Pratt’s most fascinating stories, was created in the ‘60’s, and therefore it precedes Corto Maltese by a few years. As it is set during the American War of Independence, its protagonists are the Native Americans who are fighting the colonists. But Wheeling is also a story of friendship, ties and separation, as can be seen with the main characters, Criss Kenton and Patrick Fitzgerald.
Wheeling is considered a masterpiece in the world of comic-strips, both for the epic nature of the plot and the accuracy of the details, the latter being the result of documented research and a testament to Hugo Pratt’s passion for the subject matter. All the artistic and literary qualities that made Hugo Pratt’s name great can be found in Wheeling.