27 September 2018

Corto Maltese – The Golden House of Samarkand


“My mother used to say that when someone met his double, it was a sign he was going to die.”

– Corto Maltese

Hunting for the legendary treasure of Alexander the Great is only a preposterous excuse to embark on a journey, but Corto doesn’t know that in this gripping new adventure, he will wind up risking his life from Rhodes to Turkey, and going as far as Pakistan and Azerbaijan.

Corto Maltese sets out on another globetrotting adventure after the discovery of a Byron manuscript in a mosque on the Isle of Rhodes. Set in the years 1921-22, the action soon shifts to Turkey, Azerbaijan, and the Caspian Sea, following the footsteps of the legendary Silk Road, as Corto Maltese searches for the fabled treasure of Alexander the Great.

In reality, what has lured him into this absurd undertaking is not so much gold fever as the call of his eternal enemy-friend Rasputin, who is being held in an impregnable prison. A tale of friendship, revenge, and ambition, told in panels that Pratt drew while imagining a world that a man would dream of if he were locked in a cage.

A parade of fascinating characters are introduced, including the Whirling Dervishes, Joseph Stalin (with whom Corto is on a first-name basis), the Hashinin sect of assassins, the Turkish general Enver Pasha, and the return of Venexiana Stevenson and Rasputin (who has just escaped from the dreaded prison known as “The Golden House of Samarkand.”)


IDW Publishing, San Diego, CA 
TPB, colour
9.25” x 11.625”
Pages: 144
$ 34,99
ISBN: 978-1-68405-186-1

IDW-The Golden House of Samarkand





Corto Maltese collection by IDW Publisching



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