- Digital Destruction: Rizzoli's reprints in digest format quickly proved to be this, as the four-tier pages were chopped into three tiers (changing the pacing) and some of the panels were noticeably pixellated due to the licensors providing obsolete digital files of the originals.
- Foe Yay: Lampshaded in the case of Corto and Rasputin.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Nice Hat, Badass Longcoat, nautical-themed clothing, run-ins with the supernatural, endorsing Smoking Is Cool... didn't another internationally famous comic book character later share some of the same traits?
- Magnificent Bastard: Quite a few of them; among the regulars, Rasputin.
YMMV / Corto Maltese