Na Liopard-Fhir ó Rufiji; 40 pages; paperback; 978-1-909907-79-9
A graphic novel in the series ‘Corto Maltese’.
A Secret Treasure in East Africa
East Africa, 1918. In the Rufiji Delta Lieutenant Tenton and Captain Mac Griogair of the British Army, welcome Corto on board the Königsberg. a German battle cruiser put out of action by the English. Here, Corto comes across a band of the Leopard-Men — a secretive police force who enforce the native law of Africa — and is dragged by into a tale of secret treasure and old questions of honour and vengeance.
A Rogue with a Heart of Gold!
“Corto Maltese (whose name derives from the Andalusian Argot and means “quick hands”) is a laconic sea captain adventuring during the early 20th century. A “rogue with a heart of gold”, he is tolerant and sympathetic to the underdog. Born in Valletta, he is the son of a British sailor from Cornwall and an Andalusian–Romani witch and prostitute known as “La Niña de Gibraltar”.
Supporter of the Oppressed
“As a boy growing up in the Jewish quarter of Córdoba, Corto discovered that he had no fate line on his palm. He therefore carved his own with his father’s razor. determining that his fate was his to choose. Although maintaining a neutral position, Corto instinctively supports the disadvantaged and oppressed.” — Wikipedia In Ainm Dé Uilethrócairigh (In the Name of God the All-Merciful) is a short graphic novel in the series Corto Maltese.