The Adventures of Tintin

It has been five months since I bought The Adventures of Tintin Complete Collection box set, but I’ve only just started reading it. The delay was due to the first story, “TINTIN IN THE LAND OF THE SOVIETS” (first serialized 1929-30). Hergé‘s style is simple, here it looks rough. (It reminded me a bit of Art Spiegelman’s Maus.) Hergé himself must not have cared for it, either, because he blocked its publication until 1973. It was colorized in 2017, but is presented here in the original black & white. Now that I’ve read that first story I intend to read the rest, so I thought I’d start a discussion here. (Who knows? I may even stick to it.) We have already determined (in “Your Favorite Things of the Year” when I first posted about it in October) that the controversial “Tintin in the Congo” is not included in the set, so next up is “Tintin in America.”

Load Previous Replies
  • up

    Jeff of Earth-J

    TINTIN IN TIBET: This one is fairly straightforward (as Tintin adventures go): Tintin and Captain Haddock are on vacation when Tintin has a dream that his friend Chang is in danger. The news reports that Chang's plane has gone down in Tibet, and Tintim and Captain Haddock set out to find him. It's fairly straightforward after that, as I mentioned, but it's exciting and keeps the mystery (the twin mysteries, actually) going right up to the end.

  • up

    JD DeLuzio

    That was the first Tintin I ever read. Only later did I realize the amusing nature of its Bianca Castafiore cameo.

    Jeff of Earth-J said:

    TINTIN IN TIBET: This one is fairly straightforward (as Tintin adventures go): Tintin and Captain Haddock are on vacation when Tintin has a dream that his friend Chang is in

  • up

    The Baron

    It's one of the first ones I remember reading.   I always loved Professor Calculus' non-reaction here:



    Jeff of Earth-J said:

    TINTIN IN TIBET: This one is fairly straightforward (as Tintin adventures go): Tintin and Captain Haddock are on vacation when Tintin has a dream that his friend Chang is in danger. The news reports that Chang's plane has gone down in Tibet, and Tintim and Captain Haddock set out to find him. It's fairly straightforward after that, as I mentioned, but it's exciting and keeps the mystery (the twin mysteries, actually) going right up to the end.