Plot: Guido Nolitta
Script: Guido Nolitta
Artwork: Gallieno Ferri
Cover: Gallieno Ferri
Homerus Bannington, a quirky magnate, wants to travel along the unexplored course of the Tallapoosa River, up to Lake Cherokee. Bannington's goal is to create a new Odyssey, that he will later write in verse about. But their journey on the ship Athena will soon become a nightmare–it will crush the lives of many people and put Zagor and his devoted friend Cico's survival at risk.
Flesh-eating plants, threatening creatures and ghostly mists are the setting for the surprising and riveting tale of Zagor's travels along the Tallapoosa River: it is one of the Spirit-with-the-Hatchet's best-known and beloved stories, and one of the best examples of adventurous comics. A classic story, written by Guido Nolitta, (Sergio Bonelli's nickname, who was the creator of the character), with art by Gallieno Ferri, an unforgettable mentor for several generation of comic artists and Zagor's visual creator.