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Sotto il segno del Capricorno [PDF / Epub] ✅ Sotto il segno del Capricorno ⚣ Hugo Pratt – 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 Pra This book segno del Kindle Ö 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 Sotto il PDF \ 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 il segno del MOBI ò Hugo Pratt pioneered the long form drawn literature story Corto Maltese set the standard for all adult adventure comics in Europe By the mid s 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 th 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 uality 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 s 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.

10 thoughts on “Sotto il segno del Capricorno

  1. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    I'm thinking that women would be wonderful if we could fall into their arms instead of their handsThis 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 sails about with his eclectic peers undertaking the tasks of the genre looking for treasure assisting rebels against their tyrant oppressors unlocking family secrets etc Pratt succeeds in repositioning these classic tropes in a very self aware manner much like the cinema of Godard you are unable to forget that you are reading a novelThe action seuences are very much Billy Jack meets Scott Pilgrim Thankfully they are brief Eco notes in his essay that characters in Corto Maltese spend a good amount of time reading that may be the case in other volumes but not this one There is a measure of Borges a mingling of ancient arcs through the prism of the dime novel

  2. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Corto Maltese is one of my favorite comicbook characters ever and this is his second adventure this time in the Pacific with as always a myriad of women some violence a few betrayals and the presence of his best friend and chief tormentor Rasputin A masterpiece

  3. Phrodrick Phrodrick says:

    Corto Maltese is a classic lone adventurer at once a romantic and a cynic He has the hero’s sense of right and wrong and the film noir expectations of finding the world to be a dark place He is a sailor of fortune used to having his way being in command and never uite making the big score Sometimes because his luck is only enough to save him from the baddies and sometimes because he lets the cash prize slip to a worthy causePerhaps because Pratt had lived among so many different people his story has the classic feel to it but native and dark skin people are not casually despised or downplayed Villains are bad not because of their skin but because of their behavior As often Corto will see the heroic in the natives who are completely able to get justice without him and even respecting some who began by attaching himCorto will often deny the superstitious belief of voodoo or some other native magical art even as the reader will know that every prophecy will be correct Women will rarely be so weak as to be unable to defend themselves and sometimes better than the super street fighter Corto can defend himself Classic adventure stores but lacking the overt signature of old school biasesThe artwork tends to be a bit harsh rugged as is our hero Natives and especially native women tend to be gaunt rather than classic buxom beautiesUnder the Sign of Capricorn consist of six chapters making for several stories loosely connected by occurring during voyages in the Pacific and South America The setups are as romantic as these stories should be but the resolutions can be hurried and abrupt This is fun light reading and should be to the taste of any with nostalgia for the old lone seeker of fortunes knock em sock ems I will be reading of Corto Maltese and assuming they are translated for the original Italian by Hugo Pratt

  4. Andrew Andrew says:

    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 Corto Maltese aids an Indigenous uprising in Brazil

  5. Joseph Joseph says:

    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 comicsThis 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 andor adventure graphic novels

  6. Kenny Kenny says:

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

  7. Florin Pitea Florin Pitea says:

    Well drawn and catchy Recommended

  8. Robert Robert says:

    The uality of the edition is excellent but the written material suffers in translation and the art while distinctive and exceptional is stillproblematic as the kids like to say

  9. Alex Sarll Alex Sarll says:

    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 sensitivity And yet and yet something about the set up keeps seducing me enough that I give the series another go I suppose it is essentially Rick from Casablanca playing Indiana Jones in a setting that's 90% Joseph Conrad and 10% Mysterious Cities of Gold so speaks to something fairly deep in my make up And I think maybe it's that sense of fabulous vistas just over the horizon which to the many effusive writer fans uoted on the back of this new edition feels like complexity And in a sense maybe it is

  10. matt matt says:

    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 interest in pen and ink but would the stories hold up? I tend to think it wouldThis work was made in the late 60's but in my opinion it's timeless It has elements of high adventure mysticism fringe politics and magical realism It's sarcastic and brutal but never pessimistic This book is the first of twelve that is supposed to collect all of Corto's adventures It is a new English translation and it is printed on sturdy paper of an appropriate size to do the visuals justice I am very excited to see these works finally published in English and I cannot wait to savor every last page

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