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Corto Maltese: Sous le signe du Capricorne (Corto Maltese #3)

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Costume de marin, cheveux bruns, anneau à l'oreille gauche. La silhouette élancée et élégante. Une lueur d'amusement et d'ironie bienveillante dans le regard. L'air de se tenir à distance. L'art d'observer choses et gens avec détachement. Certains le disent pirate. Lui se prétend gentilhomme de fortune... Ainsi apparaît Corto Maltese, fils d'une gitane andalouse et d'un ma ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published by Editions Casterman (first published 1970)
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Letztlich beneide ich Corto Maltese. Er ist ein Wanderer, der sich vom Wind treiben lässt. Keine festen Bindungen, kein Besitzstand, kein Zwang. Wenn es ihm irgendwo nicht mehr gefällt, setzt er Segel und findet die nächste Insel, das nächste Abenteuer. In diesen 6 Geschichten, manchmal lose, manchmal etwas fester gekoppelt, zeigt sich dies wunderbar - jemand braucht Hilfe, und Corto Maltese springt ein. Dabei ist er keineswegs ein Gutmensch, sondern erhofft sich das eine oder an
Well drawn and entertaining action/adventure/historical/fantastical strip. Grounded realistically in the teens of the previous century, it also features fantastical elements such as apparently genuine voodoo or at least telepathy, and an ongoing narrative about the lost continents of Atlantis and Mu, though that idea is only introduced here. Presumably subsequent volumes pursue it farther. I'm not sure the fantasy and historical elements gel fully, but it's entertaining. (And possibly these elem ...more
Wayne McCoy
'Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn' is another reprint of the late 1960s-early 1970s series by Hugo Pratt. The adventure takes place around 1916 in the South Seas.

Corto Maltese, for those unfamiliar, is a mysterious ship captain and sometime ruffian who finds himself in the midst of trouble and always looking for a big score in buried or sunken treasure. He also finds himself on the edges of world conflict as he runs across plotting German captains.

This volume has a few stories, but the
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 i
It looks OK, but appearances can be deceptive… With the e-arc I got I have no knowledge of this book except what's on the story pages, so I don't know if it's foreign or in English. It certainly reads like a very bad translation – people stating the obvious to each other, talking to themselves aloud and generally only hitting a semblance of regular speech if they are, paradoxically, Brazilian. The plot is complete hokum too – it starts with a boy with an unknown destiny courtesy of his heritage ...more
Set in the early half of the twentieth century, Maltese has a curious and adventurous spirit of life, with a heavy hue of personal profit motives, has a dark-shaded past which he vehemently denies to reveal to any of his acquaintances. Mingled with historical fiction, this is an interesting volume of comics to read. Unfortunately, the line quality of some drawings are lost in digitisation and the way the facial features of the Africans are depicted is more akin to those of primates and hence far ...more
Corto Maltese und Übersetzungen

Der Comic selbst ist eine typische Corto-Maltese-Geschichte. Sehr langsam, sehr gemächlich, ruhig und still. Ideale Lektüre für den Sommer auf Balkonien, wenn man selbst in dieser Stimmung ist.

Die Zeichnungen sind brilliant. Hier findet man kaum klare Linien wie bspw. bei Hergé, sondern die Tusche macht hier überall und ständig kleine Ecken und Kanten, Schnörkel und dunkle Bereiche, was einen ganz eigenen Stil erzeugt und meiner Meinung nach sehr zur Atmosphäre bei
Elle Markov
The infamous Captain Corto Maltese finally comes to the English audience; created in 1967 by Italian comic book artist Hugo Pratt, Corto Maltese has enjoyed fame throughout Europe for decades. Hugo Pratt's stories of the sailor have been translated to various languages and now English.

In this book we see Corto Maltese adventures in the Caribbean and South America as he searches for treasure; meets new friends and some old ones.

The entire book is in black and white and is a composite of various s
Paul Allard
Classic comicbook collection translated into English

I had already read this book in French many years ago and it was fun to re-discover it all these years later. There are 12 Corto Maltese books, originally written in Italian, and this was the third one published.

There are several adventure stories – all in black and white – linked together by common characters.

The whole is thoroughly entertaining even if a bit old-fashioned nowadays
Derek Royal
I had read a little Corto Maltese before, but my experience had been spotty. What's more, I have the colorized Universe edition, "The Ballad of the Salt Sea," that came out in 2012. This is a much nicer edition (and supposedly a better translation). I'm eagerly looking forward to the rest in IDW/EuroComics' Corto Maltese editions. This is one we discussed on The Comics Alternative podcast.
J’ai toujours autant de plaisir à retrouver Corto dans ses aventures même pour une énième lecture. Sous le signe du Capricorne nous emmène en Amérique du Sud, de la Guyane hollandaise au Brésil. Le dessin y est toujours sublime. C’est du pur Corto, avec de l’aventure, de la bagarre, des femmes de caractère, une chasse au trésor. On y rencontre des personnages forts : Bouche dorée, Raspoutine…
Je le place un peu en dessous de La ballade de la mer salée car le paranormal est trop présent à mon goû
Having read the french edition around 20 years ago I have to say this is a good translation and presentation and english speaking people should be glad they now have access to a quality edition of Corto Maltese adventures..
Alen Martinović
Pratt mi je puno jači u npr.Samarkandu kad se otkači nego u ovoj mlađoj fazi.
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Hugo Pratt, was an Italian comic book creator who was known for combining strong storytelling with extensive historical research on works such as Corto Maltese. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2005.

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