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Corto Maltese The Early Years Tp (C: 0-1-2)

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(W/A/CA) Hugo Pratt. This short adventure tells the backstory of Corto Maltese first meeting Rasputin at the end of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. The protagonist of this tale is not the 18-year-old Corto but Rasputin* a deserter from a Siberian rifle regiment* and the writer Jack London* who was a war correspondent in the region at that time. London is already friends with Corto and introduces the sailor to the unpredictable Russian* who even as a young man kills with disconcerting ease and is ready to lie and betray without hesitation. It is* however* "the beginning of a beautiful friendship" that continues throughout the series. As a bonus* the book includes additional material that sets up the entire series* as well as several never-before published pages that Pratt intended for a continuation of the tale* in which Corto and Rasputin were to embark on a search for King Solomon's mines. Advance solicited for August. "Classic adventure comics for adults* enjoyable but with depth. Strongly recommended." -Library Journal


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