Monday, February 11, 2013
Ricardo Lopez Ortiz- Corto Maltese
This is Corto Maltese, a character created by the amazing Hugo Pratt. Corto is a sea Captain adventuring during the early 20th Century. He is a "rogue with a heart of gold", reminds me a lot of "Mal" Captain of the Serenity in Firefly. Corto instinctively supports the disadvantaged and oppressed. His adventures are fascinating and easily rank at the top of any must read Graphic Novel lists.
If by chance you happen to run into a copy of his adventures buy it immediately as they are pretty hard to find in the U.S. You will not be disappointed. Though don't buy the latest English translation of "The Ballad of The Salt Sea" it's just complete butchery of all time classic book.
I <3 Corto Maltese!