Roma: Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso / Panini Comics, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #30705
The masterpiece of Hugo Pratt, Corto Maltese is a character who inspired countless other comic artists and writers. The set includes ten hardcover volumes with the complete sequence of Corto Maltese stories in chronological order and in full color. Fifteen hundred and ninety-six pages covering the period between 1904 and 1925, in which the adventurous sailor travels all over the world and meets real-life characters such as Jack London, Herman Hesse, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Stalin just to mention a few. Include many introductory essays, watercolors, and sketches. A fine set but for some small nicks along the edges of some of the volumes (as is typical for these titles). In the Italian language. ; 22 x 28.5 cm.