The fourth in a major series of new collections bringing the long lost UK war comics of master artists back to print!
This new collection contains two exciting and explosive war stories lushly illustrated by Hugo Pratt, comics legend and creator of iconic character, Corto Maltese.
In ‘Night of the Devil’, take a hallucinatory trip through the oppressive heat of the Burmese jungle along with British soldiers engaged in desperate skirmishes with the enemy.
In ‘Bayonet Jungle’, Private Jack Green’s presence is seen as an omen of bad luck but he struggles to prove himself to the experienced soldiers of Third Platoon as they fight against the Japanese army that surrounds them.
Presented in a larger format than originally published to better show off Pratt’s incredible artwork. This volume differs from others in this line as it focuses presents on Burma, an arena of the Second World War rarely chronicled, especially in comics.
These stunning ‘lost’ stories have never been reprinted and are a real eye-opener to fans of Pratt’s work as they form a missing link in his artistic journey.
“One of Europe’s most celebrated comics figures” – Comics Alliance
“a revered storyteller” – Publisher’s Weekly
The first in a major series of new collections bringing the long lost UK war comics of Italian art maestro Hugo Pratt to the public in stunning new editions will be published in February 2020.
Two brothers of differing rank have to make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of the toughest duty. This is a true story of courage under fire; a high-octane story of a blistering World War II naval battle. All illustrated by Hugo Pratt, one of the world’s most renowned comic book artists.
This thrilling war picture story marks the beginning of the Treasury of British Comics mission to return all of Pratt’s UK work to print. Published in an oversized format befitting the importance of his incredible and highly influential artwork.
Part of a new War Picture Library series showcasing the finest combat comics illustrated by legendary and iconic artists, this oversize book highlights the extraordinary the artwork of the international comics luminary and creator of Corto Maltese.
HARDCOVER ISBN: 9781781087527 UK: 20 Feb 2020 • £14.99 US: 18 Feb 2020 • $19.99