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This book, the first of twelve volumes, launches the definitive English language edition of Hugo Pratt s masterpiece, presented in the original oversized BW format and with new translations made from Pratt s original Italian scripts Frank Miller calls Pratt one of the true masters of comic art Long before the term graphic novel entered the popular lexicon tenThis book, the first of twelve volumes, launches the definitive English language edition of Hugo Pratt s masterpiece, presented in the original oversized BW format and with new translations made from Pratt s original Italian scripts Frank Miller calls Pratt one of the true masters of comic art Long before the term graphic novel entered the popular lexicon ten years before Will Eisner s A Contract with God Hugo Pratt pioneered the long form drawn literature story Corto Maltese set the standard for all adult adventure comics in Europe By the mid 1970s, Corto was the continent s most popular series and Hugo Pratt the world s leading graphic novelist Hugo Pratt s peripatetic sailor was featured in a series of twenty nine stories The adventures of this modern Ulysses are set during the first thirty years of the 20th Century in such exotic locales as Pratt s native Venice, the steppes of Manchuria, the Caribbean islands, the Danakil deserts, the forests, and the waves of the Pacific EuroComics is working closely with Patrizia Zanotti, Pratt s long time collaborator, to present the complete Corto Maltese in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratt s original oversized BW format Corto Maltese 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.

  • Title: Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn
  • Author: Hugo Pratt
  • ISBN: 9781631400650
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback

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Hugo Pratt

Hugo Pratt, was an Italian comic book creator who was known for combining strong storytelling with extensive historical research on works such as Corto Maltese He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2005.More on Huge Pratts work archivespratt

Comments Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn

  • Jonfaith

    I'm thinking that women would be wonderful if we could fall into their arms instead of their hands.This was a Christmas gift. I asked Joel last weekend if he was familiar with Hugo Pratt. Umberto Eco in Inventing the Enemy: Essays raved about this Corto Maltese series. Joel acknowledged the author but hadn't had any experience reading him. It was thus a shock midweek to not only discover the massive Ford on Fox boxed set but this on our porch as well. The narrative concerns an adventurer who sai [...]

  • Joseph

    This first of twelve volumes reprinting the various novels of Capt Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt finds the good captain sailing around the northeastern coast of South America in the years 1916 and 1917. Smuggling, piracy, fortune hunting, and intrigue of all kinds make for some great adventure comics.This oversized book is beautifully printed and has the nice addition of maps and a biography of Pratt as well. Pick this up if you're a fan of European and/or adventure graphic novels.

  • Helmut

    Von hier nach daLetztlich beneide ich Corto Maltese. Er ist ein Wanderer, der sich vom Wind treiben lässt. Keine festen Bindungen, kein Besitzstand, kein Zwang. Wenn es ihm irgendwo nicht mehr gefällt, setzt er Segel und findet die nächste Insel, das nächste Abenteuer. In diesen 6 Geschichten, manchmal lose, manchmal etwas fester gekoppelt, zeigt sich dies wunderbar - jemand braucht Hilfe, und Corto Maltese springt ein. Dabei ist er keineswegs ein Gutmensch, sondern erhofft sich das eine ode [...]

  • Kenny

    Superb. The perfect adventurer in a perfect adventure by the originator of the graphic novel the late and great Hugo Pratt.

  • Florin Pitea

    Well drawn and catchy. Recommended.

  • Alex Panagiotopoulos

    Πάει και ο αστερισμός του αιγόκερω, και με αυτό το άλμπουμ διάβασα οτιδήποτε έχω αυτή τη στιγμή στα χέρια μου από Κόρτο Μαλτέζε. Η αλήθεια είναι ότι το συγκεκριμένο πέρασε και δεν ακούμπησε ένα πράγμα μετά το τραίνο των Νεανικά Χρόνια/Βουντού για τον Κύριο Πρόεδρο/Τανγκό/Κέ [...]

  • Andrew

    Hardboiled Italian adventure comics from circa 1970. My lazy logline for this would be "Like the Adventures of Tintin, if Tintin was replaced by Philip Marlowe." The art is fantastic and the stories offer a solid mix of political intrigue, mysticism, and fist fights. Some of the depictions of Black and Indigenous characters veer into stereotypical "noble savage" territory, but that's somewhat subverted by strong anti-colonialist politics expressed throughout, particularly in the story where Cort [...]

  • Orcun

    Bir öncekinden daha hareketli olan bu macerada her şey var: Kayıp kıta Mu, telepati, Vodoo büyüsü, hazine avcılığı, sömürge ayaklanması, silah kaçakçılığı ve devam eden 1. Dünya Savaşı Birbiriyle bağlantılı olan ama ayrı maceralar olarak da okunabilecek bu 6 bölümdeki olaylar 1916-1917 yıllarında geçiyor; sayının ilk yayımlanma tarihi ise 1970. Bir yandan Hugo Pratt'ın çizgilerinin belirginleştiğini, bir yandan da hikâyelerdeki sömürgecilik karşıtı me [...]

  • Horatiu

    Cartea asta miroase a mare. Când o deschizi începe să adie briza și te apucă lenea. Imediat ce te apuci de ea ajungi în marile sudului. E plină de lene, amețeală, violență și tristețe. Și, din când în când, se aude un pescăruș.

  • matt

    I am severely biased when it comes to the work of Hugo Pratt. I love it deeply. The beautiful ink work just blows my mind. Also, I used his comics to help myself learn Italian when I was there years ago, and I will always be grateful that he made such intriguing work that kept me engaged as I struggled with new vocabulary. So I have a difficult time knowing what someone's response to this work would be if they just happened upon it at a bookstore. I imagine the art would impress anyone with an i [...]

  • Stewart Tame

    I'm overjoyed to see that we're finally getting what appears to be a definitive translation of Corto Maltese. The series is semilegendary in comics circles. One need look no further than the back cover blurbs on this book, which represent a who's who of modern comics creators. The introduction talks about this being a graphic novel, but it's really more accurately a short story collection. Corto Maltese and various associates appear in all of them, but the continuity between them is not always s [...]

  • Alex Sarll

    I still don't wholly get the fuss about Corto Maltese - half the time Pratt can't be arsed drawing backgrounds (and the scenery is the thing I like most in his art), the dialogue is often hokey, and the plotting is not so much digressive as just prone to dropping out entirely at times. And there's one black character in this who, no exaggeration, is drawn with the face of a baboon (though in fairness, written with a lot more sensitivity). And yet, and yet, something about the set-up keeps seduci [...]

  • Dominick

    Well drawn and entertaining action/adventure/historical/fantastical strip. Grounded realistically in the teens of the previous century, it also features fantastical elements such as apparently genuine voodoo or at least telepathy, and an ongoing narrative about the lost continents of Atlantis and Mu, though that idea is only introduced here. Presumably subsequent volumes pursue it farther. I'm not sure the fantasy and historical elements gel fully, but it's entertaining. (And possibly these elem [...]

  • Pturingan

    I'll admit, there were some weird, awkward action poses which made me cringe but I greatly enjoyed the stories and the art for the most part and I have a bit of a bias for tales of high adventure with a nautical theme so I really liked this collection.

  • Peter Hutt Sierra

    Corto Maltese, is a comic that I like the idea of almost more then I like the story itself. The six stories that comprise "Under the Sign of the Capricorn" are set around 1916 in the midst of the Great War, but while the war does feature, nothing could seem further from the blood soaked fields of Flanders. The stories are set in a version of the tropics where the modern world has yet to arrive in full force, where pirates, slave revolutions, voodoo, long dead races, and U boats all share the sam [...]

  • Imani

    3.5 "Sarcastic Corto Maltese" StarsI read Corto Maltese: Under The Sign of Capricorn for my Honors Seminar: Italian Comics. My professor Simone Castaldi is the one who helped translate the Corto Maltese series into English from Italian. I have never read of heard of the Corto Maltese comic series but I enjoyed it and would definitely read more from the series in the future!Hugo Pratt was well beyond his time, featuring a diverse cast for the Italian people because they have never been exposed to [...]

  • Gypsi

    Corto Maltese is an independent Italian sea captain during the earlier years of the 20th century. This volume takes place during 1916-17. Corto is a rogue who says he's out only for himself, but still somehow manages to help out the underdog. He is an extremely appealing character, and his adventures are fun to read, though not particularly in depth.There is little character development, unfortunately, even though some of the stories were continuations of the previous ones. Also, while Pratt is [...]

  • Frank

    I read some Corto Maltese before so I picked up this volume's some of his early stuff, and perhaps that's why it's a little disjointed, and perhaps the guy they got to to the "new translation" just isn't too good at dialogue.But it's still pretty good. The character is interesting, but perhaps a bit too heavy on the "heart of gold", and sometimes the dialogue is just right. The stories get a little more "trippy" than I would have expected for an man-of-adventure stories, but all and all it's enj [...]

  • Soobie can't sleep at night

    Nonostante ci abbia messo quasi una settimana a finirlo, mi è piaciuto molto di più rispetto a Giovinezza. C'è un po' più di avventura e le storie hanno una sottospecie di finale soddisfacente. Si naviga lungo le coste del Sud America, si conosco tante persone nuove che portano con sé i propri misteri e una buona dose di problemi da risolvere. Ammetto che non riesco ancora a vedere l'utilità dell'appendice finale sulle donne di Corto Maltese. Il tipo ci presenta le figure femminili che abb [...]

  • J

    This was better than I thought it would be and I even knew it was highly rated. I glanced at the art, knew it was from a certain era of European comics, and expected a typically racist view of Africans, Caribbeans, Asians, and other nationalities among those Europeans colonized. Thankfully, Pratt, at least in this volume, seems to steer clear of the worst of these. Island natives are not seen as lowbrow dimwits but as clever, resourceful, intelligent actors in their own dramas that Corto Maltese [...]

  • Sche

    Le récit est bien plus prenant et plus clair que dans le précédent. Il est donc bien plus facile de se laisser prendre au jeu un vrai plaisir !

  • Gabriel

    If you are unfamiliar with Hugo Pratt and his brilliant creation Corto Maltese this book (the third in IDW's Euro Comics reprints) is a bit on the middle but not a horrible place to start. If you like pirates or adventure books or Hemingwayesque manlyen than the Corto Maltese books will be right up your alley. Pratt is a great writer and a beautiful artist I can't suggest these books enough.

  • Wayne McCoy

    'Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn' is another reprint of the late 1960s-early 1970s series by Hugo Pratt. The adventure takes place around 1916 in the South Seas.Corto Maltese, for those unfamiliar, is a mysterious ship captain and sometime ruffian who finds himself in the midst of trouble and always looking for a big score in buried or sunken treasure. He also finds himself on the edges of world conflict as he runs across plotting German captains.This volume has a few stories, but the [...]

  • Harris

    I first remember discovering Corto Maltese, a comic series very popular in Europe but all but unknown in the States by stumbling upon the only English translations published before this series in the University of Minnesota library back when I was a student there. Of course, a few in the series were missing. In spite of this, they were one of the first comic series I read as an adult.What drew me into them was Hugo Pratt's lush, expressive art and the highly realized early 20th century historica [...]

  • Helmut

    Corto Maltese und ÜbersetzungenDer Comic selbst ist eine typische Corto-Maltese-Geschichte. Sehr langsam, sehr gemächlich, ruhig und still. Ideale Lektüre für den Sommer auf Balkonien, wenn man selbst in dieser Stimmung ist.Die Zeichnungen sind brilliant. Hier findet man kaum klare Linien wie bspw. bei Hergé, sondern die Tusche macht hier überall und ständig kleine Ecken und Kanten, Schnörkel und dunkle Bereiche, was einen ganz eigenen Stil erzeugt und meiner Meinung nach sehr zur Atmosp [...]

  • James

    This was a beautiful collection and remaster. The drawing and ink work is excellent even if most views are typical eye level camera views. That said, the dialogue and plot lines were clunky and flat. Nothing is given time to grow or rest. Nearly every pane contains dialogue giving a whole page a very robotic-assembly-line feel of "statement-response-counterstatement-response-etc" with no musical flow. Some dialogue perhaps from new translation appear to reveal anachronisms? I'm not sure, but the [...]

  • Elle Markov

    The infamous Captain Corto Maltese finally comes to the English audience; created in 1967 by Italian comic book artist Hugo Pratt, Corto Maltese has enjoyed fame throughout Europe for decades. Hugo Pratt's stories of the sailor have been translated to various languages and now English.In this book we see Corto Maltese adventures in the Caribbean and South America as he searches for treasure; meets new friends and some old ones.The entire book is in black and white and is a composite of various s [...]

  • Isil

    J’ai toujours autant de plaisir à retrouver Corto dans ses aventures même pour une énième lecture. Sous le signe du Capricorne nous emmène en Amérique du Sud, de la Guyane hollandaise au Brésil. Le dessin y est toujours sublime. C’est du pur Corto, avec de l’aventure, de la bagarre, des femmes de caractère, une chasse au trésor. On y rencontre des personnages forts : Bouche dorée, Raspoutine… Je le place un peu en dessous de La ballade de la mer salée car le paranormal est tro [...]

  • Theediscerning

    It looks OK, but appearances can be deceptive… With the e-arc I got I have no knowledge of this book except what's on the story pages, so I don't know if it's foreign or in English. It certainly reads like a very bad translation – people stating the obvious to each other, talking to themselves aloud and generally only hitting a semblance of regular speech if they are, paradoxically, Brazilian. The plot is complete hokum too – it starts with a boy with an unknown destiny courtesy of his her [...]

  • Abhinav

    Set in the early half of the twentieth century, Maltese has a curious and adventurous spirit of life, with a heavy hue of personal profit motives, has a dark-shaded past which he vehemently denies to reveal to any of his acquaintances. Mingled with historical fiction, this is an interesting volume of comics to read. Unfortunately, the line quality of some drawings are lost in digitisation and the way the facial features of the Africans are depicted is more akin to those of primates and hence far [...]

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