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Corto Maltese – The Best Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga Books

Part of our ongoing article series highlighting the best Comic Books, Graphic Novels, And Manga.


Today’s Favorite Comic, Manga, Graphic Novel:

Corto Maltese


Writers, Artists, Illustrators For Book:

Hugo Pratt


Description of Book / Series:

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





Corto Maltese Volumes/Omnibuses



Corto Maltese: The sea salt walk

Corto Maltese: The sea salt walk


Corto Maltese: The youth

Corto Maltese: The youth


Corto Maltese: Under the sign of Capricorn

Corto Maltese: Under the sign of Capricorn


Corto Maltese: #4

Corto Maltese: #4


Corto Maltese: The Celtic

Corto Maltese: The Celtic


Corto Maltese: The Ethiopians

Corto Maltese: The Ethiopians


Corto Maltese: in Siberia

Corto Maltese: in Siberia


Corto Maltese: Venice Fable

Corto Maltese: Venice Fable


Corto Maltese: The golden house of Samarkand

Corto Maltese: The golden house of Samarkand


Corto Maltese: Tango

Corto Maltese: Tango


Corto Maltese: The Helvetics

Corto Maltese: The Helvetics


Corto Maltese : Mû

Corto Maltese : Mû


Corto Maltese:: Under the Midnight Sun

Corto Maltese:: Under the Midnight Sun


Corto Maltese: Equatoria

Corto Maltese: Equatoria


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