The Black Island (Adventures of Tintin)
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
This adventure was created while the clouds of war were gathering over Europe, and Herge did not miss that. Tintin goes to Britian after a money counterfeiting gang headed by a man called Müller, and although Müller's nationality was never mentioned candidly in the book, you do not need much guess work to figure it out. History tells us that after the end of WW2, documentation of a massive operation to forge British money by the Nazis was discovered. Their aim was to destroy the British wartime economy, an aim they never achieved. For Herge to draw this book before WW2 even began, just shows the kind of visionary he was.
Released with this book are 5 other exact copies of first colour editions: "Cigars of The Pharaoh", "Broken Ear", "King Ottokar's Sceptre", "Tintin in America", and "Blue Lotus". Those five are slighty to significantly different than the common ones you already have. Real hardcore Tintin fans should get the whole set of 6, but if you were going the get just one, it definitely should be The Black Island. 100% different, historically important, charming, and simply beautiful.
This is a charming adventure, I adore the artwork by Herge and a story where Captain Haddock does not feature. The plot is very much like a John Buchan thriller, but I think the Black Island is a satisfying and charming read.
Tintin is suitable for children and adults alike.
You can't keep a good reporter and his little dog down.
Like many of Tintin's earliest adventures, the ones initially serialised in the Petit Vingtième in the late 1920s and 1930s, the story takes the form of a linear line, with a rolling series of events taking Tintin from one place to the next, getting involved in mishaps and picking up clues along the way. Reworked for colour album publication, the story in The Black Island still doesn't get any more complex than Tintin following a trail, being hampered by criminals trying to shake him off along the way - permanently if possible - with a bit more slapstick than usual (Tintin even knocking himself out by standing on a rake at one point). The pacing however is excellent, with twists and thrills on every page and lovely clear-line artwork that has a wonderful sense of openness and movement.
Like all of Hergé's Tintin work, the use of locations and the evocation of mood is superb.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tintin is a good comic book and I really like the pictures by Herge. I wish there were other Tintin books on my KINDLE.Published 2 months ago by KC
good story.was disappointed by the size of book.small compared to the usual a4size!Published 10 months ago by carolyn maxwell
Of all the Tintin adventures, this is the one that tugs the most at the heartstrings - set as it is in my native Scotland. Read morePublished 11 months ago by R.M.F.Brown (Author)
I admit that I'm not *the* greatest fan of “The Adventures of Tintin”. As a kid, I actually disliked what most other people like about Hergé's stories: the slapstick humor... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ashtar Command
Love the drawings; plot a bit 'clunky' - dated but still enjoyable.Published 14 months ago by W. Baxter
cool , my 6 years old son love to read those comicks , planning to order more soonPublished 15 months ago by natalia