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One Man, One Adventure 1
The Man From The Great North
By (author): Hugo Pratt
9781684050581 Hardcover English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary Nov 21, 2017
$33.99 CAD
Active 8.88 x 11.31 x 0.48 in 104 pages IDW Publishing
Hugo Pratt, hailed as the “inventor of the literary comic strip,” offers an provocative story whose protagonist is a seemingly wanton murderer, driven by a religious obsession with the absolute. First English-language edition.

This is the story Jesuit Joe, a lone traveler of French-Canadian and Mohawk descent. In northern Canada, circa 1920, he wanders the icy wastes, engaged in an obsessive religious search for the absolute. He wears the red jacket of the Canadian Mounties that he found in a hut—which gives rise to a series of misunderstandings when he is mistaken for a member of the Mounted Police. His actions in response to complex moral choices highlight his unusual ethical code and his disturbing and complex personality. He kills with terrible ease and shows an unmatched cruelty and ferocity, yet his mood suddenly shifts and he performs unexpected acts of kindness and compassion. All the while, he is tracked by his nemesis, Sergeant Fox, whose mission is to capture Jesuit Joe and bring him to justice. 

This is the first English language edition of Pratt’s 1980 classic, and includes an incomplete second story of Jesuit Joe, plus Pratt’s storyboards drawn for the movie version.

Series Overview: First volume in the ongoing “One Man, One Adventure” series.

Hugo Pratt (1927-1995) is considered one of the great graphic novelists in the history of the medium. His strips, graphic works, and watercolors have been exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris and the Vittoriano in Rome, and a landmark show in 2011 at the Pinacotheque in Paris drew 215,000 visitors, hailing Pratt as “the inventor of the literary comic strip.”

Author Residence: Deceased

Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts

Author and artist interviews, and exclusive content reveals in comic media (Bleeding Cool, CBR, Comics Alliance, etc)

Social Media: Promotion through a variety of social media; Facebook (128k), Twitter (98.8k), Tumblr (25k), with a feature on IDWpublishing.com.

Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)

Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)



Feature Website: www.euro.idwpublishing.com

"Like Pratt's other work, this is a work of graphic fiction and graphic storytelling that grabs the reader in ways that larger, more developed comics do not. That is the reason why Pratt is always worth reading." –ComicBookBin.com

"Jesuit Joe is a wanderer with a strong moral code, although one somewhat orthogonal to everyone else’s. But divining that code from the terse and laconic panels is not easy. Jesuit Joe shows occasional glimpses of capriciousness, but also an Old Testament view of justice, and a mercy he explains away as mere whim. And each can be dealt out with a sharp word or a bullet." –Castalia House

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