Tintin in the CongoHardback The Adventures of Tintin
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- Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 226mm x 300mm x 1mm | 322g
- Publication date: 1 September 2008
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1405220988
- ISBN 13: 9781405220989
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 3,973
Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in two exciting adventures as he heads for the Congo? The young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy set off on assignment to Africa. But a sinister stowaway follows their every move and seems set on ensuring they come to a sticky end. Tintin and Snowy encounter witch doctors, hostile tribesmen, crocodiles, boa constrictors and numerous other wild animals before solving the mystery and getting their story. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embark on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
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Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Herge died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children's fiction.
By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008
Tintin is a milestone in the European comics and in children litterature as well, just like Jules Verne was in his time. But don't get it wrong: the great cycle of Tintin's adventures starts with The Blue Lotus (you'll want to read The Pharaoh's Cigars in order to get the beginning of the story), in which book Herg, thanks to his Chinese friend (in real life) Chang Chong-Zhen, wrote and draw the kind of realistic yet humoristic story that would make the real grandeur of Tintin.
For those who read french or dutch (hoping an english translation will be published one day), I really advise to read "Herg: Son of Tintin" by Benoit Peeters.