The Duck Comics Revue institute of Giovan Battista Carpi Studies is proud to present this, a 1976 story based on the work of Emilio Salgari, a late nineteenth-early twentieth century Italian writer of adventure novels. Huge in Italy, apparently, but I must admit, I had never even heard of him before reading this story. Some of his stuff is available in English translation, but he doesn't have much cultural cachet in the US. In particular, this is based on his Tigers of Malaysia
series about a band of heroic pirates led by a fella named Sandokan. It's true that, not having read Salgari, I may not be the ideal person to write about this, but I'm not worried: I'm sure that if this unfamiliarity causes me to miss anything, someone in the audience will let me know in comments.
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