Treasure hunter, sailor, and adventurer, Corto Maltese remains one of the most popular characters from graphic literature in Europe and maintains a devoted cult following among American readers and creators. Originally published in 1967, Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea introduces our hero for the first time. The story begins with Corto Maltese adrift at sea in the Pacific during World War I. He is picked up by a Russian pirate/privateer named Rasputin. The graphic novel follows Corto and the adventure that ensues.
Available now for the first time in English, Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea is sure to appeal to fans of swashbuckling action-packed tales and sophisticated readers seeking elegant stories alike.
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Hugo Pratt (1927–1995) was a celebrated Italian comic book creator who is best known overseas for his popular comic book character Corto Maltese. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2005.
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Book Description Universe, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110789324989
Book Description Universe, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The numerous stories about the "rogue with a heart of gold" have been described as both elegant and complex, and this reappearance offers a new translation." ~ Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0789324989
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