Corto Maltese Update…..

Published On May 1, 2011 | By Richard Bruton | Comics

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.

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Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

6 Responses to Corto Maltese Update…..

  1. My main fear is that they’ll stop after the first after finding it isn’t making money. At which point, I’ll have three different English language versions of THE BALLAD OF THE SALT SEA. and sod all else.

  2. Zack Soto says:

    The real question is “what size are they printing them?” Please god, say it’s not a pocket sized edition like the NBM Dungeon or :01second books.