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The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 1 (Tintin in America / Cigars of the Pharaoh / The Blue Lotus) Hardcover – May 2, 1994
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"Tintin in America" has our hero coming to America, which is a land of Chicago gangsters and Native Americas. The art here is a bit more cartoonish than what comes later, but the most important difference is that this is basically Tintin and Snowy on their own with the wonderful cast of colorful supporting characters that end up populating the Tintin universe nowhere to be seen at this point. That may explain why Snowy "talks" a lot more in this early Tintin adventure than is his habit in later volumes. This is not a great Tintin adventure, but it is certainly an interesting one because of the way Herge presents America to his readers. Tintin arrives in Chicago to clean up the city ruled by gangster bosses and Al Capone is not happy to see the world famous reporter. Tintin survives so many attempted gangland hits that you lose count of them, and it is a toss up whether there are more last second escapes or scenes where Tintin pulls a gun on a gangster.Read more ›
- You get 3 stories for almost the same price as 1.
- The books are more portable and easier to handle for kids
- The hardcover also makes them more durable than the regular softcover ones.
The only negative is the smaller font and picture size, but if you can deal with that, these are great!
Tintin in America - My favorite Tintin book. Tintin and Snowy are kidnapped by Al Capone immediately after arriving in the United States. Of course they escape - and spend the rest of the book rounding up gangsters. They chase Mr Smiles from the big city to an Indian reservation and through the wild west, so you get a good variety of American adventure landscapes. Finally they return triumphant to the city and Snowy gets kidnapped. There is a sequel so you know things end happily.
The Cigars of the Paroah - Part 1 of The Blue Lotus mystery - On a journey to Egypt Tintin meets absentminded Egyptologist Professor Siclone. The professor is in search of mystery. The only clue is a symbol drawn on a piece of parchment. Once in Egypt Tintin and Snowy follow the professor into an underground passageway marked by the symbol and find empty sarcophaguses marked with their names. They escape and find themselves pursued by mysterious criminals. All the while the mysterious symbol keeps turning up on stone walls, painted on trees, and on cigar labels...
The Blue Lotus - Part 2 (final part) of the Blue Lotus Mystery - While staying with the rajah in India Tintin receives a mysterious visitor from Singapore. The visitor has come to warn him of danger, but before he can deliver the message he is shot by a blow dart dipped in poison that makes the recipient absent minded. As the poison takes effect he gasps out one name... "Mitsuhirato" Tintin sets off to Singapore to find the mysterious Mitsuhirato and trouble...
These are all good stories and have jokes for adults as well as children. They are printed on smaller size paper than the separately bound stories, which is more economical but makes them harder to read and doesn't do the graphics justice. This is an economic edition for families, but libraries should invest in the larger separately bound stories.
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Bought my son this so he could start his collection of Tin Tin Books!Published 14 days ago by Mennonite women
Just be aware, it's pretty small text. I need a bright light to read it to my 6 yr old. My 9yr old has no problem reading it though! Awesome collection of awesome originals. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Gordon Johnson
I'd heard of Tintin, but my first real introduction to him was the Spielberg movie. The only comics in our house, growing up, were the Sunday funnies. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jimmy Lee B.
The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 1 (Tintin in...
Nice classic adventures from Tintin. For older readers, it will bring the smile back to your face. Read more
Love it! But the only problem I have is that the print is small, making it hard to read.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good way to start someone off on one of my favorite comic book characters. Tintin is a European classic. He is a boy reporter involved in espionage and world events. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicolas G. Hoffmann