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A Ballad of the Salt Sea

230px-Pratt-corto1And so I went and did it – I re-read A Ballad of the Salt Sea, the first Corto Maltese story, serialized in the magazine Sgt. Kirk starting in June 1967, little more than one month after my birth.

For this re-read project I am using the Panini Comics/L’Espresso color edition of the book that was published in 2006 – 10 volumes collecting the whole series, in chronological order1, with extra contents and articles.

So, let’s begin – how does it feel like, reading “Ballad** at fifty? Continue reading