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Author Topic: Corto Maltese: Under The Sign of Capricorn – spoiler light (3 preview pages incl  (Read 11659 times)

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Man....I'm WAY behind on the Corto releases. Still have The Ethiopian and beyond to read...

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Having just finished reading:
Under the sign of the capricorn
Beyond the windy isles
Celtic tales
The Ethiopian
In Siberia
Fable of Venice
Golden house of Samarkand
Tango

--I must say. Damn good stuff. What I enjoy the most about Corto is how two sided he is. Always smooth, but always getting himself in trouble. Likes to tell people how little he cares, only to risk his life for someone first chance he gets. I also enjoy how the places he visits feels like actual places. The feeling I get is similar to that of reading Don Rosa's duck tales as a kid. Making me want to travel and meet people, listen to their stories.

The secret rose is out next month. Can't wait to pick it up :)

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The Secret Rose is out there. I must admit I was dubious. Dream stories, with the obvious exception of The Sandman, often leave me cold. Having read it though I am happy to say that I was completely wrong. It is thoroughly charming and some of the characters are hilarious. Although the tone is lighter than some other Corto books there is still a lot to digest, but it is handled so beautifully that it never seems like a chore. Not a typical Corto by any means, but still a cracking read.

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Wow is that out alerady - does that just leave Early Years and then  bacl to Ballard?

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The Secret Rose is out there. I must admit I was dubious. Dream stories, with the obvious exception of The Sandman, often leave me cold. Having read it though I am happy to say that I was completely wrong. It is thoroughly charming and some of the characters are hilarious. Although the tone is lighter than some other Corto books there is still a lot to digest, but it is handled so beautifully that it never seems like a chore. Not a typical Corto by any means, but still a cracking read.

Read it tonight. Enjoyed it alot. I can somewhat agree to the thing you say about dream stories, as well that The secret rose was really good. Fitting as well having Corto enter such realm as it, after seeing two moons, meeting a double ganger and so on in the adventures before it.

I think the "court scene" more or less summed up why I like the character as much as I do. His dream also left me with a desire to dream as interesting as him  :lol:

Wow is that out alerady - does that just leave Early Years and then  bacl to Ballard?

Made for a nice surprise at my LCS. I think it's Early years, Ballad and MU.