Corto Maltese

Author: Hugo Pratt
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789324986
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Follows the adventures of Corto Maltese who is picked up by a Russian pirate after being stranded at sea in the Pacific during World War I.

Corto Maltese Tango

Author: Hugo Pratt
Publisher: Corto Maltese
ISBN: 9781684052738
Size: 63.70 MB
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In 1923 Buenos Aires, while searching for a missing friend, Corto finds himself locked in a dangerous, yet elegant, game of cat and mouse. His investigation brings him up against an organized crime syndicate known as the "Warsavia," crooked police officials, small-time crooks, investigative journalists, a worldwide prostitution ring, and--manipulating the events from above--the far-reaching arm of the Argentine oligarchy. Guiding his way through this labyrinth of deceit and intrigue is an old acquaintance from a long ago Patagonian escapade: the legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy, who, with the Sundance Kid, headed the notorious Wild Bunch and has been presumed dead for two decades! Just as Fable of Venice was Pratt's homage to his hometown, Tango is a nod to Buenos Aires, where the cartoonist lived during his earliest creative successes in the late 1940s and 1950s. The atmosphere of the story is steeped in the sensual music of the tango, whose melodies almost seem to emerge from the artwork, with close-ups of the dance steps framed by Pratt with extraordinary effectiveness. The first English-language translation of Hugo Pratt's graphic novel set in Argentina.

Corto Maltese The Golden House Of Samarkand

Author: Hugo Pratt
Publisher: IDW Publishing
ISBN: 9781684051861
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Set in the years 1921-22, the action leaps from Turkey, to Azerbaijan, and to the Caspian Sea, tracing the path of the legendary Silk Road, as Corto hunts for the fabled treasure of Alexander the Great.

Corto Maltese In Siberia

Author: Hugo Pratt
Publisher: IDW Publishing
ISBN: 9781631408489
Size: 35.39 MB
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Nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best Foreign Language Publication! With this book Pratt leaves behind the short story form he'd used for twenty-one interrelated tales and presents a truly epic graphic novel. In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and the First World War, Corto Maltese is engaged by the Red Lanterns-a Chinese secret society made up entirely of women-to find an armored train laden with gold that belonged to the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. They aren't the only ones lusting after the treasure. The adventure, which shifts from the hidden courts of Venice to the mysterious alleys of Hong Kong, from Shanghai to Manchuria and Mongolia to Siberia, also attracts regular and irregular armies, as well as revolutionaries and counter-revolutionaries. The sweeping plot allows Pratt to fully investigate the complicated and competing motivations of his cast that includes the return of Rasputin and the introduction of the cold and dangerous Duchess Marina Seminova, the enigmatic warrior/spy named Shanghai-Lil, and historical figures such as the "Mad Baron" Roman Ungern-Sternberg, a Russian general who who sees himself as the modern-day Genghis Khan!

Corto Maltese 125 Anni Di Avventure

Author: Hugo Pratt
Publisher: Lizard
ISBN: 885863313X
Size: 45.72 MB
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Il disegnatore veneziano Hugo Pratt fa nascere il suo Corto Maltese il 10 luglio 1887 a La Valletta, nell’isola di Malta. Per celebrare il 125esimo anniversario della sua nascita, Rizzoli Lizard dedica al personaggio più famoso del fumetto italiano una speciale serie digitale. Corto Maltese, navigatore ironico e avventuriero, al quale hanno dedicato statue e francobolli, strade e brani musicali, e dalle cui avventure sono stati tratti cartoni animati e spettacoli teatrali, è figlio di un marinaio della Cornovaglia e di una zingara andalusa. Orecchino d’oro al lobo sinistro e berretto, Corto – che in spagnolo vuol dire “svelto” – fa la sua prima comparsa ne La ballata del mare salato, una storia di pirati ambientata nelle isole del Pacifico, pubblicata da Hugo Pratt nel 1967 e considerata una pietra miliare del fumetto d’avventura. Nato senza linea della fortuna sulla mano, Corto resta un iconico antieroe, artefice del proprio destino, che alla ricchezza preferisce la libertà e la fantasia: un moderno Ulisse che ci permette di viaggiare nei luoghi più affascinanti del mondo, da Rodi a Buenos Aires, passando per Hong Kong e Madras, e di imbatterci in personaggi come Jack London, Herman Hesse, Gabriele D’Annunzio e Butch Cassidy. Attraversa la storia del primo quarto del ventesimo secolo (le sue avventure si svolgono tra il 1905 e il 1925) con ironia e distacco, ma profonda umanità, schierandosi con i più deboli eppure mantenendo insospettabili alleanze con spietati criminali come Rasputin o l’affascinante Venexiana Stevenson, continuando però a circondarsi di amici fidati come Jeremiah Steiner. “Non sono nessuno per giudicare. So solamente che ho un’antipatia innata per i censori, i probiviri... ma soprattutto sono i redentori coloro che mi disturbano di più.” (Corto Maltese) Ebook ottimizzato per Tablet, Mac e PC

Fable Of Venice

Author: Hugo Pratt
Publisher: Comics Lit
ISBN: 9780918348968
Size: 53.25 MB
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