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Prisoners of the Sun (The Adventures of Tintin) Album – 26 Sep 2012

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  • Album: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont; New edition edition (26 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140520625X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405206259
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 0.5 x 29.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hergé  (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, Hergé 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.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Henk Beentje TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 May 2009
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The second part of a 2-part series, this comes after 'the seven crystal balls' and was first published in 1949. I think this is on a par with the excellent 'Tintin in Tibet' in being a good all-round adventure story, pretty scary in places (at least for a 7-to-10-year old), respectful of other cultures and anti-racist. The drawing and coloration is top-notch, the setting (Peru) is great, the quest is noble - it is all here, it is all good. My only quibble is that the trick by which our heroes escape from a horrible fate (I can't give away the plot, of course - don't want to spoil it for anyone!) is rather unbelievable - the Inca were pretty sophisticated where that particular subject was concerned.

Altogether an excellent story. If you are new to the Tintin series, I would start with Tintin in Tibet, the Cigars of the Pharaoh, or Land of Black Gold; but as a follow-up, this 2-parter is excellent fodder for kids and the young-at-heart alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Palmer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Dec. 2012
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Travelling to Peru to rescue Calculus, Tintin, Haddock and Snowy encounter danger in several guises, chiefly taking the form of secretive native Southern-Amerindians, or the flora, fauna and landscape of this - for Northern Europeans - far-flung and excitingly exotic region.

I think this is, in places, the most visually beautiful Tintin adventure so far. It's not just the wonderful clarity and economy of the line work, but also the famously fussed over colour palette. The epic journey through mountains and forests to the Temple Of The Sun is just deliciously fabulous, the gradual colour evolution as the protagonists move through the varied environments really whisking one off to an imagined South-America.

Criticisms of this as escapist may have more than a grain of truth in them. But to me they miss the point: some people do angst-ridden self analysis and social commentary (Robert Crumb, let's say), others tell ripping good fantastical yarns, and perhaps sometimes some do both. And then some are just plain dotty, like George Herriman. As long as it's well done, I've got time for them all. An analogy might be food: do you always and only want to eat salad, or do you sometimes like to indulge in a scrumptious dessert?

Personally I find this utterly appetising: please Mr Hergé, may I have some more?
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Still a nice comic but the story drifts on a bit and the end seems overdramatised. Possibly not the best but again fun to read. It s the last published in the 70s, so it s not as "fresh". The prequel is quite good...
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The second part to the Seven Crystal Balls, which itself is pretty good, ranks with the Calculus Affair as one of my children's favourite Tintins.
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By JJ on 14 Jan. 2013
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Great book, prefer the older style to the newer one. Really encourages my son to read more. Great for young boys.
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By Lisa Barry on 28 Jan. 2014
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I am 8 and I love Tintin. This book is one of the best Tintin books. It is set in Peru and has Inca warriors.
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