Corto Maltese, a sailor wandering around the world, having bizarre adventures with a regular cast of characters wandering in and out of the plot. Similar in some ways to Indiana Jones and set in the early twentieth century when history was peopled by some very colourful characters indeed. The originals are in the French language but the English version is just as good. I first ran into Mr. Maltese in Tajikistan and became a fan of the books. This is yet another fabulous adventure with superb animation from Hugo Pratt and the usual quirky twists involving real historical characters and events (watch out for Hengest and Horsa in strange guise in this one). I'm still hoping that one day these adventures will be made into movies but then who could possibly play the dashing Corto Maltese?...I have to admit though that my favourite is still 'Corto Maltese in Siberia'.