"Hugo Pratt’s swashbuckling baddie Corto Maltese is huge in Europe and largely unknown in the United States, which makes him something like the Nutella of comic book heroes." ~The New York Times
"The numerous stories about the “rogue with a heart of gold” have been described as both elegant and complex, and this reappearance offers a new translation." ~Library Journal
"And one of Europe’s most beloved characters gets a new American translation with Corto Maltese: Ballad of the Salt Sea, the elegiac and atmospheric story of a 1920s adventurer as drawn with peerless chiaroscuro by Italian artist Hugo Pratt." ~Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Hugo Pratt (1927–1995) was a celebrated Italian comic book creator who is best known overseas for his popular comic book character Corto Maltese. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2005.