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Author Topic: Corto Maltese: Under The Sign of Capricorn – spoiler light (3 preview pages incl  (Read 7037 times)

Colin YNWA

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Nope never heard of that one but by George sounds right up my street. Thanks for the heads up.

Colin YNWA

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Finally got around to reading 'Fable of Venice' absolutely exquiste. Superb (if as Timothy says below a little exposition heavy) story, with a lovely weavey plot, the art, laways fantastic managed to raise up a level and boy wasn't that ending a gem.

Possibly my favourite to date.

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Corto Maltese
« Reply #77 on: 26 March, 2018, 09:05:35 am »
The Golden House of Samarkand is out and, for the first time in this series, I have some slight niggles.

First though, the good stuff. It's a belter of a story crammed full of betrayals and double crosses. The translation of the dialogue is a step up from previously. Rasputin's dialogue in particular is spot on. It's also nice to have a longer story for a change rather than a linked narrative split into chapters. I enjoyed it lots.

So why the niggles? Well the price has shot up compared to previous volumes (the Brexit effect perhaps), and there is then the issue of the first page. Most of the book is in the usual Corto inked style, but the first page is in watercolour. It is reproduced clearly and looks pretty but it is in black and white where it should be in colour. The colour version can be seen online and is vastly superior. For a premium price book of this kind I think we could have expected a proper colour reproduction of that page. It's not as if a single page of colour is going to destroy budgets. Am disappointed (a little).

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Re: Corto Maltese
« Reply #78 on: 26 March, 2018, 09:41:28 am »
The Golden House of Samarkand is out and, for the first time in this series, I have some slight niggles.
Where did you get it from? I've been refreshing my amazon links on a daily basis but still no joy.
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Corto Maltese
« Reply #79 on: 26 March, 2018, 10:23:06 am »
FLC shop.

Colin YNWA

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Re: Corto Maltese
« Reply #80 on: 26 March, 2018, 12:55:01 pm »
The Golden House of Samarkand is out and, for the first time in this series, I have some slight niggles.
Where did you get it from? I've been refreshing my amazon links on a daily basis but still no joy.

I'm getting bad at spoting when these come out. Anyway pop over to Wordery Cosh as they have some there for the much more palatable price of £22 (gulp!)

https://wordery.com/corto-maltese-the-golden-house-of-samarkand-hugo-pratt-9781684051861