Corto Maltese: The Ethiopian

Corto Maltese The Ethiopian Nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best Foreign Language Publication When Corto Maltese arrives in the Middle East and Africa in the shifting sands and loyalties reveal colonial

  • Title: Corto Maltese: The Ethiopian
  • Author: Hugo Pratt
  • ISBN: 9781631406966
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Corto Maltese: The Ethiopian

    Nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best Foreign Language Publication When Corto Maltese arrives in the Middle East and Africa in 1918 the shifting sands and loyalties reveal colonial powers still battling for domination over each other and the indigenous people The desert of Yemen, controlled by the fading Ottoman Empire, is the setting for In the NameNominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best Foreign Language Publication When Corto Maltese arrives in the Middle East and Africa in 1918 the shifting sands and loyalties reveal colonial powers still battling for domination over each other and the indigenous people The desert of Yemen, controlled by the fading Ottoman Empire, is the setting for In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate, where Corto meets Cush, the Danikil warrior with whom he establishes a close yet conflicted relationship In The Coup de Grace the stubborn racism of an English commander of a small fort in British Somaliland leads to conflict with Cush and the Dervish army of Sayyid Mohamed, whom the British call The Mad Mullah The action moves to Ethiopia amidst inter tribal conflict in d of Other Romeos and Other Juliets, as Cush introduces Corto to the mysterious and powerful shaman Shamael, who hears the voices of the dead and of devils German East Africa is the background of The Leopard Men of the Rufiji, where Corto is engulfed in a dreamlike atmosphere that reveals how African justice operates outside the constraints of white law.

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    One thought on “Corto Maltese: The Ethiopian

    1. Alex Sarll

      The inscrutable sailor, whom I can only picture being played by Harrison Ford, gets tangled up in the tail end of the Great War in Africa and the Middle East. Here he meets Cush, a local who rivals him both for combat skills and being a bit of an arse. Yet somehow, away from the sea until the last story, Corto feels out of his element - without anything much ever being made of that.

    2. Joseph

      In this volume, Corto Maltese ends up on Ethiopia, fighting against the bad guys with the help of local Bedouins, Abysinnians, and mystic shamans. He meets a cowardly British officer and the Leopard Men of Africa, who count for justice those who prey on the good. Wonderful stories.

    3. Florin Pitea

      Very well drawn, catchy script and exotic atmosphere. I can hardly wait to read the next graphic novel in the series.

    4. Jon A

      This is probably my favorite Corto. I just love how pratt made Cush up. Also the few allusions to Rimbaud in it.

    5. Alex Panagiotopoulos

      Πολύ ταξιδιάρικο άλμπουμ. Ίσως από τα περισσότερο ταξιδιάρικα που έχω διαβάσει μέχρι στιγμής. Τελικά ο Πρατ πρέπει να ήταν μεγάλος οπαδός του ρητού "η ομορφιά βρίσκεται στην απλότητα", μιας και οι ιστορίες χωρίς το σύνθετο σενάριο (έχουμε να κάνουμε με σχετικά τυπικές περιπ [...]

    6. John Bleasdale

      Great fun. A brilliant dry adventure with a wonderful hero. I shall be reading more from the Venetian graphic novelist.

    7. Graziano

      Pratt rende materia di narrazione avventurosa la propria nostalgia della letteratura, e la nostra. (prefazione di Umberto Eco).

    8. Javier Martinez

      Excellent, reading Corto Maltes is always a special event. This is pretty much everything I love about comics. Pratt's art and writing seems effortless and simple, yet it touches very near to the heart.If superheroes comics are fast food, Corto Maltes feels like eating in three Michelin stars restaurant.

    9. Dragan Nanic

      Rereading these stories as they are published in the IDW Euro Comics edition, I realized for the first time how much more violent Ethiopian cycle is. It feels like Pratt caught up with the horrors of the First World War in the way with which the characters kill others with certain ease and without second thoughts. And the number of killed people is way higher than in the previous ones. However, Pratt is also mixing religions with shamanism, adding the prophecies, dreams and the mysterious leopar [...]

    10. Leslie Ann

      3.5 stars. I picked up this graphic novel for an Around-the-World reading challenge (Ethiopia). Since I do not read comics regularly, I had never heard of Corto Maltese, but his character is intriguing and the stories are engaging and effectively conveyed in black and white. I wish I were more familiar with the history of 1918 east Africa to appreciate the details.

    11. Devero

      Tra le avventure di Corto, queste hanno un sapore particolare. Dipende, immagino, dal fatto che Pratt trascorse diversi anni da giovane nelle colonie italiane dell'Africa Orientale, e quindi sentiva profondamente l'ambiente e le genti.

    12. Pascal

      belles aventures de Corto dans des contrées exotiquesun brin moralisateur mais très beau graphiquement et dépaysant

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