corto maltese

The First Page Of The New Corto Maltese Comic Begins In English…

This is the first page of the new Corto Maltese comic book, the first to be published after creator Hugo Pratt's death, published in the French newspaper Le Figaro. Hugo Pratt was very influenced by English language writers, and an appreciation of that is maintained from the very first panel, it seems. Written by Juan […]

Cover To The Next Corto Maltese Graphic Novel Revealed, After 20 Years

  French newspaper Le Figaro has landed the cover of the new Corto Maltese graphic novel. The creator of Corto Maltese, Hugo Pratt, died twenty years ago. And his marine action adventurer died with him. Until September. When his creation is being revived by Spanish creators Juan Díaz Canales and Ruben Pellejero. The first new graphic novel, Under The Midnight […]

"What Is With Your Family And Islands…" – Clip From Tonight's Arrow

Tonight's episode of Arrow has the team heading off to the lovely island of Corto Maltese to try and bring Thea (Willa Holland) home. There is a lot more going on though as we also get introduced to Mark Shaw / Manhunter and Ted Grant / Wildcat. Here is a clip from tonight's episode that […]

The Growing Bond Between Malcolm Merlyn And Thea Queen

One of the interesting dynamics we have to look forward to in the third season of Arrow is the growing relationship between Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and her father Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman). We ended last season with the two of them heading off to parts unknown in a stretch limo… With the third episode […]

A New Corto Maltese, For October 2015

Corto Maltese was created by Hugo Pratt in 1967. A marine adventure, it starred a sea captain dealing with smugglers, pirates, war and conflict in the early twentieth century. With bags of awards, critical acclaim and sales, the final story was finally published in 1989. Until now. Next year brings a new Corto Maltese. Pratt […]

Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese – A Pop Culture Hound Goes To Malta

Chris Thompson writes for Bleeding Cool; My love affair with Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese really took hold on my most recent trip to Italy. Although beloved by the French, Pratt was an Italian who spent his formative years in Venice. There are numerous locations from Corto Maltese spread throughout the city, along with guidebooks to […]

The Universe Addresses A Comic Store Owner Over Corto Maltese

Brisa Robinson from Rizzoli has replied to Big Planet Comics' open letter over the quality of the Corto Maltese publication The Ballad Of The Salt Sea. It reads; Rizzoli and our Universe imprint have a history of republishing classic works that have long been out of print. Occasionally these books need to be updated or […]

Comic Store Owners Address The Universe Over Corto Maltese

Jared Smith, Peter Casazza, Greg Bennett and Joel Pollack of Big Planet Comics have written this letter to Universe/Rizzoli, the new publishers in English of the classic Corto Maltese volume by Hugo Pratt, The Ballad Of The Salt Sea. And they are not happy. This is an open letter we are writing to express our […]

Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese Back In Print After Fifteen Years

The Corto Maltese series by Hugo Pratt were last in print in English in the USA in the nineteen eighties. Telling the story of a complex sea adventurer, storytelling techniques and styles were an influence to many, including Frank Miller, Mike Mignola and Guy Davis, those volumes published by NBM have been much sought after, […]