For its Earth One equivalent, see Corto Maltese (location).
For the Arrow episode, see Corto Maltese.

Corto Maltese is a small country which is presumed to be located in the South America of Earth Thirty-Eight.


At some point Kasnian terrorists had created a genocide which John Corben was linked to.

Known inhabitants




Season 2

Behind the scenes

  • "Corto Maltese" is entirely fictional, also appearing in Frank Miller's graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns as the name of an island at the center of an incident not unlike the Cuban missile crisis. It was later mentioned in the 1989 film Batman and the TV series Smallville. Miller likely took the name from a well-known Italian comic, Corto Maltese, about an adventurous sailor of the same name.