Corto Maltese: The Early Years


 

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Description

Out of print.

From the publisher:

This short adventure tells the backstory when Corto Maltese first meets Rasputin at the end of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. The protagonist of this tale, actually, is not the 18-year-old Corto, but Rasputin, a deserter from a Siberian rifle regiment, and the writer Jack London, who was a war correspondent in the region at that time. London is already friends with Corto and introduces the sailor to the unpredictable Russian who even as a young man kills with disconcerting ease and is ready to lie and betray without hesitation. It is, however, "the beginning of a beautiful friendship" that continues throughout the series. As a bonus, the book includes additional material that sets up the entire series, as well as several never-before published pages that Pratt intended for a continuation of the tale, in which Corto and Rasputin were to embark on a search for King Solomon's mines.

Features

Hugo Pratt

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine

Creators

Hugo
Pratt

Publishing Information

San Diego
IDW Publishing
2019
1st
978-1-68405-503-6

Physical Description

11.75 inches
9.25 inches
64 pages
black & white
Softcover
French wraps
English