Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn
Hugo Pratt stands among the icons of the world comic-book scene and his Corto Maltese series is widely regarded as one of the best comics ever done and beloved by fans of comics, cartooning and art the world over. Corto’s globespanning adventures at the turn of the 20th century take him to the world’s most dangerous spots, full of cunning villains and sultry temptations. This new edition, the first in a series from IDW’s new EuroComics imprint, impressively delivers on its goal to present a definitive English-language edition of Corto Maltese. Unlike previous English editions, Pratt’s expressive lines and inky shadows are razor sharp and presented in all its black-and-white glory on quality paper at a size that makes the book a joy to flip through. Further volumes will follow, until the entire story — the first and many say best longform comics works — is complete. It’s an adventure worth following.
— Tom McLean