Corto Maltese #11 - The Secret Rose
(February 2019)

IDW, 2014 Series
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Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
88
On-sale Date
2019-02-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
EuroComics
ISBN
978-1-68405-402-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781684054022 51999
Editing
Dean Mullaney (credited) (editor and designer); Lorraine Turner (credited) (art director and co-cover designer); Patrizia Zanotti (credited) (consulting editor)

Issue Notes

The Secret Rose is a single Corto Maltese story set in the year 1924 in Montagnola, Switzerland. Created by Hugo Pratt in the late 1980s. Guido Fuga contributed with artwork of cars and certain backgrounds. Translated from Pratt's original Italian scripts.

First published during 1987 in the Italian monthly magazine Corto Maltese as "Rosa Alchemica", and in the French monthly magazine Corto as "Les Helvétiques".

The Secret Rose (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Hugo Pratt (credited)
Inks
Hugo Pratt (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Corto Maltese

[introduction] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As he did with his other works, Hugo Pratt carried out extensive research for his surreal, magical story.

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 Lake Geneva.

[map of Switzerland] (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 Switzerland, the setting for the story.

The Secret Rose (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hugo Pratt (credited); Dean Mullaney (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.

The Secret Rose (Table of Contents: 4)

Corto Maltese / comic story / 70 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There were two or three things that in retrospect he shouldn't have done.
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Cort Maltese; Jeremiah Steiner; Klingsor; Erica; Herman Hesse
Synopsis
When Corto Maltese accompanies his old friend Professor Steiner to pay a visit to the writer Hermann Hesse, he becomes immersed in a shifting, dreamlike adventure involving the quest for the Holy Grail, the Devil, the Sandman, and Death, as well as the knight Klingsor (a character from the epic poem Parzifal, Wagner’s opera Parsifal, and a novel by Hesse).
Reprints

[blank] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

The Corto Maltese Series (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of all the volumes in the series, the reverse side is blank.

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

Indexer Notes

Inside facing half of rear gatefold cover. Biography of Hugo Pratt and an uncredited photograph of Hugo Pratt in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1990.

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret Rose
  2. 1. [introduction]
  3. 2. [map of Switzerland]
  4. 3. The Secret Rose
  5. 4. The Secret Rose
    Corto Maltese
  6. 5. [blank]
  7. 6. The Corto Maltese Series
  8. 7. [map of Switzerland]
  9. 8. [biography of Hugo Pratt]
  10. 9. Praise for Hugo Pratt and Corto Maltese
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