IDW are to publish the whole of Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese in English, beginning with the release of the first volume, Under the Sign of the Capricorn, this December. The series will be published in twelve newly translated, over-sized, black and white trade paperbacks, and also released in a matched set of six original art-sized limited edition hardcovers, each containing the equivalent of two of the trade paperbacks. Of further interest and noteworthiness is the fact that IDW are publishing this under their Eurocomics line, which may be a sign of future intent.
I’m really amazed it’s taken this long for an English translation to come out. Nonetheless I’m excited to finally read the stories surrounding Pratt’s gorgeous artwork.