Corto Maltese #10 - Tango: All at Half-Light
(August 2018 [July 2018])

IDW, 2014 Series
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Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
72
On-sale Date
2018-07-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
EuroComics
ISBN
978-1-68405-273-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781684052738 51999
Editing
Dean Mullaney (credited) (editor and designer); Lorraine Turner (credited) (art director and co-cover designer); Patrizia Zanotti (credited) (consulting editor)

Issue Notes

Tango: All at Half-Light is a single Corto Maltese story set in the year 1923 near Buenos Aires, Argentina. Created by Hugo Pratt in the middle of the 1980s. Guido Fuga contributed with artwork of trams, cars and backgrounds. Translated from Pratt's original Italian scripts.

First published in the Italian magazine Corto Maltese from June 1985 to May 1986 with the Spanish title "Y todo a media luz", which refers to a tango song from 1925 called "A media luz". Later Italian albums had the title "Tango… y todo a media luz", or only "Tango".

The indicia gives that the first printing occurred in August 2018, but the actual date was in July 2018.

Tango (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Hugo Pratt
Inks
Hugo Pratt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Corto Maltese

[introduction] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photography)
Inks
? (photography)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1923 Buenos Aires, Corto Maltese investigates the disappearance of his friend Louise Brookszowyc.

Indexer Notes

Inside facing half of front gatefold cover. Contains a brief description of the story of the volume, and an uncredited old photograph of the Hippodrome racetrack in Buenos Aires.

[map of Argentina] (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Reverse side of front gatefold cover (repeated on reverse of rear gatefold cover). Historical map of part of Argentina including the area surrounding Buenos Aires, the setting for the story.

Tango: All at Half-Light (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hugo Pratt (credited); Dean Mullaney (credited) (translator); Simone Castaldi (credited) (translator)
Pencils
Hugo Pratt (credited)
Inks
Hugo Pratt (credited)
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title pages and publisher's indicia and book production credits. The sixth page is blank.

Tango: All at Half-Light (Table of Contents: 4)

Corto Maltese / comic story / 53 pages (report information)

Script
Hugo Pratt (credited); Dean Mullaney (credited) (translator); Simone Castaldi (credited) (translator)
Pencils
Hugo Pratt (credited); Guido Fuga (artwork of trams, cars and backgrounds)
Inks
Hugo Pratt (credited); Guido Fuga (artwork of trams, cars and backgrounds)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right in the pocket...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Corto Maltese; Fosforito; Inspector Estevez; Esmeralda; Farias Gomez Paso Viola; Señor Habban; Butch Cassidy
Synopsis
In 1923 Buenos Aires, Corto Maltese investigates the disappearance of his friend Louise Brookszowyc. In his search, Corto must play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an organized crime syndicate known as the "Warsavia", crooked police officials, small-time crooks, investigative journalists, a worldwide prostitution ring, and the far-reaching arm of the Argentine oligarchy.
Reprints

[night] (Table of Contents: 5)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

A double spread of black pages.

The Corto Maltese Series (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of all the volumes in the series. Preceding page and reverse side are blank.

[map of Argentina] (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Reverse side of rear gatefold cover (repeated from reverse of front gatefold cover). Historical map of part of Argentina including the area surrounding Buenos Aires, the setting for the story.

[biography of Hugo Pratt] (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photography)
Inks
? (photography)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hugo Pratt (1927-1995) is considered one of the great graphic novelists in the history of the medium.

Indexer Notes

Inside facing half of rear gatefold cover. Biography of Hugo Pratt and an uncredited photograph of Hugo Pratt in Patagonia, Argentina, in 1952.

Praise for Hugo Pratt and Corto Maltese (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tango
  2. 1. [introduction]
  3. 2. [map of Argentina]
  4. 3. Tango: All at Half-Light
  5. 4. Tango: All at Half-Light
    Corto Maltese
  6. 5. [night]
  7. 6. The Corto Maltese Series
  8. 7. [map of Argentina]
  9. 8. [biography of Hugo Pratt]
  10. 9. Praise for Hugo Pratt and Corto Maltese
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