Corto Maltese Update…..
Further to the news that Corto Maltese will finally get republished by Universal, we have a few more details sent in by reader Mark Snow:
“Saw your report on the new English edition of Corto Maltese. Thought you m ight be interested in this follow-up — I checked with the publisher (Universe is a sub or offshoot of Rizzouli US in NY) and was informed that the book will come out in the Spring of 2012, not September 2011 (hey, what’s another six months after 15 years?), and it will be a new translation. That’s good news, as some folks found the 1990s NBM translation a bit dodgy at times.”
For a little biographical detail on Hugo Pratt, Lambiek is an excellent start. As for Corto Maltese: Hugo Pratt’s greatest creation is a wonderfully laid-back sailor in the early part of the 20th Century. His adventures, stylishly delivered by Hugo Pratt, are classics, too long out of print.