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Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (The Adventures of Tintin) [Paperback]

Hergé
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28 Oct 2012 The Adventures of Tintin

The world’s most famous travelling reporter heads for Russia.

Accompanied by his dog Snowy, Tintin leaves Brussels to go undercover in Soviet Russia. His attempts to research his story are put to the test by the Bolsheviks and Moscow’s secret police . . .

Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks 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. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets remains the only adventure not to have had its artwork coloured.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont (28 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405266511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405266512
  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 21.8 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like the more well-known stories 20 Feb 2014
By Brog
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good as a collector's item, but not much like the more well-known books. These are as they were originally serialised in Le Petit Vingtieme, and as such they're short bursts of things happening without a lot of the character interaction or detailed artwork found in the later Tintin stories.

In summary, this feels more like a collection-completer than a new Tintin adventure, so if that's what you're after, go for it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Up! 19 Oct 2012
Format:Paperback
This story is entirely in black and white with simple outline drawings. Like the early episodes of the Simpsons, characters are recognisable but the style is still forming and growing. Tintin has a much rounder head and there is less definition in the character's features. However, the simplistic method and the monochrome texture means you don't stop to admire the view and are whisked along by the story.

It was originally a newspaper comic strip so the regular cliff-hangers mean that Tintin is getting shot at, blown-up, or in car crashes every other page. Whilst this gets a bit fatiguing after a while it means the story moves along at a fair old pace. You won't get bored and can finish the book very quickly.

Herge wrote this in 1929 meaning the politics are just as black and white as the pictures. The Soviets are evil. Like the Nazis in Indiana Jones they have no redeeming features. This conjures the feel of an old Saturday Morning serial like Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers. Much of the humour wouldn't look out of place in a Charlie Chaplin movie either. This is definitely a fascinating snapshot of a bygone era and quite an accomplishment for a 22 year old amateur with no formal art training. Whilst the English translation can sometimes get a bit patchy it is still an interesting read.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 13 Sep 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A beautiful adventure of TIN TIN I could not find in Greece.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 20 Oct 2014
Format:Paperback
bought this for my son, he's a huge Tin Tin fan!
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2.0 out of 5 stars hmmmm 29 Oct 2013
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Good story but v disappointed that illustrations were black and white. The front cover was colour but the inside pictures weren't. very misleading
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