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5.0 out of 5 stars The 2nd Tintin Episode.
This was the 2nd Tintin comic book that the Belgian author Herge' (1907-1983) wrote in 1931 after "Tintin in the Land of the Soviets". In this episode the young reporter travels to Congo in Africa and takes on a bunch of gangsters whom he will meet again later in America in the third episode. This particular book has not been widely translated into English because it is...
Published on 22 Nov 2001 by Mark Arjomandi

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3.0 out of 5 stars A good beginning to the Adventures of Tintin
The boy reporter makes his second appearance here in the heart of colonial Africa. This time he is trying to "bust" al Capone's diamond racket, something Capone holds against him even when he goes to America.
The artistic ability of Herge' never ceases to amaze, even though the plot is not as well developed as the later adventures. A visual delight which...
Published on 23 Nov 2001


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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 2nd Tintin Episode., 22 Nov 2001
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This was the 2nd Tintin comic book that the Belgian author Herge' (1907-1983) wrote in 1931 after "Tintin in the Land of the Soviets". In this episode the young reporter travels to Congo in Africa and takes on a bunch of gangsters whom he will meet again later in America in the third episode. This particular book has not been widely translated into English because it is considered to be racially charged and demeaning to the African people, and also contains several cruelty scenes to animals. Nonetheless I had to pick this one up since I have all the other books in English and needed to complete my collection of the Tintin books, eventhough I can't read French too well. Many years ago I also had this same book in my mother-tongue (Farsi) and back then as a child never even thought a "comic" such as this to be considered as racist. It was only when I came to the USA that I noticed there are so many sensitive racial issues here where one can easily be tagged as racist based on only a subtle remark. The moral of the story is that if you are politically correct you may as well want to skip this one, but be aware that a few of the other Tintins also had to be modified before their first English publication. (For example "The Black Island" episode, since the first edition from 1934 had apparently misrepresented the British people.)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good beginning to the Adventures of Tintin, 23 Nov 2001
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The boy reporter makes his second appearance here in the heart of colonial Africa. This time he is trying to "bust" al Capone's diamond racket, something Capone holds against him even when he goes to America.
The artistic ability of Herge' never ceases to amaze, even though the plot is not as well developed as the later adventures. A visual delight which reads marvellously, if you know French of course!
A fine way to start you adventure with the boy reporter
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