The first in a major series of new collections bringing the long lost UK war comics of Italian art maestro Hugo Pratt to the public in stunning new editions. Two brothers of differing rank have to make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of the toughest duty. This is a true story of courage under fire; a high-octane story of a blistering World War II naval battle. All illustrated by Hugo Pratt, one of the world's most renowned comic book artists. This thrilling war picture story marks the beginning of the Treasury of British Comics mission to return all of Pratt's UK work to print. Published in an oversized format befitting the importance of his incredible and highly influential artwork.
Hugo Pratt’s influence on comic art can still be felt today, he was one of the 20th century’s greatest artists. In 1967 he created the internationally popular comic book character, Corto Maltese, but he had already been working in comics for 20 years before then. In 1959 he moved to London where he worked for Fleetway on their War Picture Library line of comics. He won countless awards for his work before he died in 1995.
"The wordly magic of Hugo Pratt...an Italian Masterpiece" * Publishers Weekly * Praise for Corto Maltese: "Classic adventure comics for adults, enjoyable but with depth. Strongly recommended" * Library Journal * Praise for Corto Maltese: "Classic adventure literature of the highest order" * The New York Journal of Books *