Corto Maltese

Hugo Pratt's anti-hero of the 60s -70s, Corto Maltese was the "rogue with a heart of gold". The son of a British sailor and a gypsy Andalusian prostitute, he was born without a fate line and so he carved his own with a razorblade, just as he carved out his own destiny. Yet, despite such an ardent declaration of freedom, Maltese remains "neutral" in most of his adventures, an observer more than a hero. A sailor without a ship.

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