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!..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.
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.”