Corto Maltese. Under the Sign od Capricorn

This book, the first of 12 volumes, launches the definitive English language edition of Hugo Pratt’s masterpiece, presented in the original oversized B&W format with new translations made from Pratt’s original Italian scripts.

“Perhaps I am the king of the imbeciles, the last representative of a dynasty, now completely extinct, that beloved in generosity! heroism…” 

Las nuevas aventuras de Corto Maltés de Pellejero y CanalesCorto Maltese

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.

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’s Fault.”

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IDW Publishing

Pages:: 140, black&white
Format: 9.25″ x 11.625″
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-63140-065-0

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