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CORTO MALTESE GN #2 (OF 12)

BEYOND THE WINDY ISLES

(W) HUGO PRATT (A) HUGO PRATT (CA) HUGO PRATT

The second of twelve volumes presenting the definitive English-language edition of HUGO PRATT's masterpiece in the original oversized B&W format! Set in 1917, this volume takes Corto Maltese from the Mosquito Coast to Barbados to a deadly struggle among Jivaro head-hunters in the Peruvian Amazon. Translation by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi.

CORTO MALTESE GN IN SIBERIA

(W) HUGO PRATT (A) HUGO PRATT (CA) HUGO PRATT

With this book HUGO PRATT leaves behind the short story form he'd used for 21 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.

CORTO MALTESE GN TANGO

(W) HUGO PRATT (A) HUGO PRATT (CA) HUGO PRATT

In 1923 Buenos Aires, while searching for a missing friend, Corto finds himself locked in a dangerous, yet elegant, game of cat and mouse. Before long, his investigation brings him up against an organized crime syndicate known as the "Warsavia" and their underworld network.   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 EARLY YEARS TP

(W) HUGO PRATT (A) HUGO PRATT (CA) HUGO PRATT

This short adventure tells the backstory of Corto Maltese first meeting Rasputin at the end of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. The protagonist of this tale 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. Advance solicited for August. "Classic adventure comics for adults, enjoyable but with depth. Strongly recommended." -Library Journal

MANARA LIBRARY TP #1

INDIAN SUMMER

(W) HUGO PRATT (A) Milo Manara (CA) Milo Manara

The Manara Library Volume 1 is now in paperback! This first volume includes two of Manara's seminal works: the sweeping, epic Indian Summer, a collaboration with celebrated creator HUGO PRATT, and Manara's The Paper Man, both painstakingly translated by Euro comics expert Kim Thompson.

MANARA LIBRARY TP #2

EL GAUCHO & OTHER STORIES

(W) HUGO PRATT (A) Milo Manara (CA) Milo Manara

The second volume of Manara Library, in a paperback edition at last! This volume features the enthralling historical epic El Gaucho, the second of Manara's storied collaborations with his mentor, HUGO PRATT, as well as Trial by Jury, a series of captivating shorts in which some of history's most notorious figures undergo mock trials.

MANARA LIBRARY TP #3

TRIP TO TULUM AND OTHER STORIES

(W) HUGO PRATT (A) Milo Manara (CA) Milo Manara

The third volume of The Manara Library, in a paperback edition at last! Milo Manara's collaborations with legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini take center stage in this latest volume of The Manara Library! Includes the beautiful, surreal stories "Trip to Tulum" and "The Voyage of G. Mastorna," as well as a large selection of short stories displaying the maestro's illustrative versatility!