Corto Maltese #12 - Mu, the Lost Continent
(July 2020)

IDW, 2014 Series
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Price
34.99 USD; 45.99 CAD
Pages
184
On-sale Date
2020-08-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
EuroComics
ISBN
978-1-68405-691-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781684056910 53499
Editing
Dean Mullaney (credited) (editor and designer); Lorraine Turner (credited) (art director and co-cover designer); Patrizia Zanotti (consulting editor)

Issue Notes

Mu, the Lost Continent is Hugo Patt's final Corto Maltese story, created in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The story begins at the coast of Guatemala in the year 1925. Guido Fuga contributed with artwork of ships and jungle temples. Translated from Pratt's original Italian scripts.

Mu, the Lost Continent (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
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Pencils
? (photography)
Inks
? (photography)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Corto Maltese has counted prominent names among its admirers...

Indexer Notes

Inside facing half of front gatefold cover. Contains a pull quote from Joe McCullough, a brief description of the story of the volume, and uncredited reproductions of a photograph of the Tikal Temple I in Guatemala in 1955 and a drawing of the 1950s archeologists' understanding of the temple.

[map of the Pacific Ocean] (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 the part of the Pacific Ocean.

Mu, the Lost Continent (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.

Mu, the Lost Continent (Table of Contents: 4)

Corto Maltese / comic story / 168 pages (report information)

Script
Hugo Pratt (credited); Dean Mullaney (credited) (translator); Simone Castaldi (credited) (translator)
Pencils
Hugo Pratt (credited); Guido Fuga (artwork of ships and jungle temples)
Inks
Hugo Pratt (credited); Guido Fuga (artwork of ships and jungle temples)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First of all, we should keep in mind that nine thousand years have passed since the war...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Corto Maltese; Rasputin; Tristan Bantam; Gold Mouth; Jeremiah Steiner; Soledad Lokaarth; Jesus-Maria; Levi Colombia; Dandy Roll; Tracey Eberhard
Synopsis
Corto Maltese is along the shores of Central America conducting a search for a lost continent. A premonition hovers over the entire dreamlike story, as if fate had decided in advance that this would be Corto Maltese's last adventure. The feeling is underscored by the return of many of the major characters seen throughout the long-running saga.
Reprints

The Corto Maltese Series (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

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

[map of the Pacific Ocean] (Table of Contents: 6)

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 the Pacific Ocean.

[Biography of Hugo Pratt] (Table of Contents: 7)

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 on Easter Island, 1992.

Praise for Hugo Pratt and Corto Maltese (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mu, the Lost Continent
  2. 1. [Introduction]
  3. 2. [map of the Pacific Ocean]
  4. 3. Mu, the Lost Continent
  5. 4. Mu, the Lost Continent
    Corto Maltese
  6. 5. The Corto Maltese Series
  7. 6. [map of the Pacific Ocean]
  8. 7. [Biography of Hugo Pratt]
  9. 8. Praise for Hugo Pratt and Corto Maltese
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