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Between 1924 and 1925 Corto Maltese is involved in the search for the legendary Atlantis. Before getting there he meets Tracy Eberhard, an intrepid aviator based on the real-life Amelia Earhart (whom Tracy says she knows), who was the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo (1932) and mysteriously disappeared in the Pacific in 1937. Having passed the tests of the harmonic labyrinth, Corto finally reaches Mu, which is located under the ground of Quetzal Island (a clear reference to the Mayan people), right at the base of an extinct volcano. This kingdom is reigned over by the beautiful queen Anti, surrounded by her female warriors. Pratt chose her as a fairy-tale representative of magic and fantasy, who could evoke the wildest dreams ever for daydreamers.
There is a kind of premonition that hovers over the entire story, almost as if fate had decided in advance that this would be Corto Maltese’s last adventure.This can be perceived from the fact that Corto’s arrival at the lost continent of Mu, the mythical Atlantis, appears almost as a loop that naturally returns to the first theme that Pratt had explored many years before in the initial episode of the Corto Maltese series: Atlantis and its myths.
Thus, the circle closes. This feeling is highlighted by the return of all the characters that appeared throughout the long- running saga, almost like actors coming to the front of the stage to take their bow. Some of the characters make a brief cameo appearance though many have longer appearances, and none are missing for the final goodbyes.
RECURRING CHARACTERS IN MŪ: TRISTAN BANTAM, PROFESSOR STEINER, RASPUTIN, SOLEDAD, GOLD MOUTH, LEVI COLOMBIA, MORGANA, CAIN GROOVESNORE, THE MONK