This relates to this French language version only. I wont comment on Tintin itself as I have no gripe with the contents, however having placed my order I found that when it ( and another ) arrived it was much smaller than I expected. Instead of the normal French (and English) A4 sized comic book , these were more A5 size, only slightly bigger than a paperback. Drawings and text were as a result much smaller and compressed, I found difficulty in reading the story line. Nothing in the description that I could see says ' beware this is a reduced size version...' ) check before you buy.