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on 11 December 2009
Rodger Leloup is another one of Herge's ligne claire school of Band Dessinee. Like Herge he prides himself on the accuracy of his art. Leloup's work in Tintin included the Carreidas C-160 Supersonic Business Jet in Flight 714 For Sydney, an awe inspiring piece of graphic art. In this album it is the accuracy with which Leloup recreates the German town of Rothenburg that is so impressive. A website exists that compares his drawings with photographs of the town, a quick look at that neatly illustrates the accuracy of his work.
It is great to have a female protaganists, and for those of you with young daughters, this book is well worth of purchase. It certanly makes a change from the boys own adventures of Tintin, lucky Luke, Asterix and Blake and Mortimer. The storyline is good, if a little short, a few more twists and turns would be nice. Perhaps the main disappointment is some of the supporting characters, some of them are a little bland, and there is a real need for some stronger characterisations. The dialogue too can be a little bit clunky (though this could be the fault of the translation). Despite this, it is a good entertaining read with some fantastic art, well worth a purchase.