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The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 2: The Broken Ear / The Black Island / King Ottokar's Sceptre (3 Volumes in 1) Hardcover – May 2, 1994
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About the Author
Hergé, one of the most famous Belgians in the world, was a comics writer and artist. The internationally successful Adventures of Tintin are his most well-known and beloved works. They have been translated into 38 different languages and have inspired such legends as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He wrote and illustrated for The Adventures of Tintin until his death in 1983.
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Adventures of Tintin are one of the best, well-made and artistic series of Graphic Novels and Animations ever made. The graphic arts, animation drawing style and the art style are superb and nostalgic. The stories are well written and they capture your attention to read from beginning to the end! They are simply addictive!
If you have never read them, then you have no clue on what you are missing! There is nothing like them in American Graphic Novels. They are well illustrated and well written action adventures, crime thrillers full of suspense which kids will love them and you will be amazed by them. They will keep kids busy for days and months!
Adventures of Herge
It all started with the great Belgian artist “Herge” aka Georges Remi (1907 – 1983) writing and drawing a series of newspaper comic strips in French (1929). It is now over 80 years that the legend of Tintin continues on. Next came comic books, graphic novels, movies, merchandise, action figures, TV series and the rest is history. Adventures of Tintin has been translated in 38 languages and is globally read and watched by a large group of super fanatic fans. Adventures of Tintin has a cult following and is a cult classic!
Adventures of Tintin
Adventures of Tintin are fun to watch as the animation series or movies but they are best to be read in the graphic novel formats. Tintin comics are legendary. They are so well illustrated to the detail and the illustration style is so unique and artistic, old fashion style. Each comic strip has been illustrated with care and patience. They are illustrated to the detail and drawn sharp and colorful. Illustrations are nostalgic style and were drawn superbly; they are nothing like today’s cheesy doodles you see in graphic novels and animations!
Tintin is an international adventurer and a snoopy reporter who ends up solving crimes and exposing international cover-ups and intriguing plots! Snowy is his faithful Fox Terrier dog. Captain Haddock is a veteran sea dog, a ship captain. Professor Calculus is a nearly deaf and absent minded inventor professor. Detectives Thomson and Thompson are a couple of clumsy and funny twin detectives.
Tintin (Investigative Reporter & International Trouble Maker)
Snowy (Faithful & Intelligent but Playful Dog)
Captain Haddock (Old School Sea Captain)
Professor Calculus (Great Inventor & Absent Minded Professor)
Thomson & Thompson (Silly & Clumsy Detectives)
Nestor (The Faithful Butler)
Bianca Castafiore (Loud Opera Singer)
Jolyon Wagg (Persistent Insurance Salesman)
General Alcazar (South American Nationalist Dictator)
Chang (Chinese Boy)
Rastapopoulos (Criminal Mastermind)
Mohammed Ben Kalish (Arab Amir)
Abdullah (Amir’s Son)
This Book Series
This series is the compact printed version of the original oversize large books. Overall, Tintin has 21 full colored books (2 black and white). The black and white books are “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets” and “Tintin in Congo” which are not parts of the Animated TV Series, Book Series and this collection. They are minor episodes. This collection consists of 7 volume book series with 3 full story books in each volume. They inputted 3 large size original books in each of these compact books. It comes down to 7 volumes with a total of 21 graphic novels, 3 graphic novels in each book volume. This collection has the complete 21 graphic novels in compact size.
Compact size does not mean microscopic, hard to read and unclear drawing! On the contrary, each volume has 3 full episodes (3 original books) illustrated wonderfully, sharp and detailed, yet in smaller size. The text is very sharp and clear and the volumes are well formatted, well binded and well printed. They are precious hardcover books.
This collection is the 2009 edition of the Hardcover Adventures of Tintin Series, 192 pages each (3 full story books) published by “Little Brown Books” of New York, USA.
Size: 8 ¾” x 6 1/4” x ½”
Each volume is a sturdy, well binded, full color book consisting of 3 full graphic novels. If you purchase all 7 volumes, then you will own the complete series of 21 graphic novels:
Adventures of Tintin
Tintin in America
Cigars of Pharaoh
The Blue Lotus
The Broken Ear
The Black Island
King Ottokars Sceptre
The Crab with the Golden Claws
The Shooting Star
The Secret of the Unicorn
Red Rackham’s Treasure
The Seven Crystal Balls
Prisoners of the Sun
Land of Black Gold
Explorers on the Moon
The Calculus Affair
The Red Sea Sharks
Tintin in Tibet
The Castafiore Emerald
Flight 714 to Sydney
Tintin and the Picaros
Each volume is a work of art and consists of 3 stories which capture your attention until you finish all 3 of them! This series is written and illustrated in a manner of comic strips written for ages 8 to 80! This series is not only for kids but the adults love them because they are basically:
All in one!
Adventures around the Globe
The series is about Tintin and Snowy going around the globe, literally to many regions and countries with their crew and meet new friends and make new enemies, solving crimes, investigating corruption and getting in huge troubles. Characters are superbly written and masterfully illustrated. Once reading the series, you will literally travel around the globe with Tintin and learn so much about the various cultures and countries around the world. You feel like you are inside the graphic novel travelling with Tintin. Once you start each volume, you will not stop until you read at least one story of the three.
In this series, Tintin travels to 6 continents, many regions and a load of countries. Each episode is full of action and adventures.
You can’t just quickly read each page and you have to slowly read each strip because each drawing has all kinds of detailed elements and action going on in it that you have to focus and observe each drawing with patience. You need to take your time and you will discover more details in the illustration of each comic square. Reading is one thing but there is so much more in drawings that together they tell you the complete story. Tintin is best read slowly and enjoyed when taking time to view each illustration in detail. The volumes are so well drawn and artistically illustrated that you do not want to take your eyes off of them!
Buy the Complete 7 Volumes
Once you start, you will recognize that you need to have the complete series. It will be the best money you ever spent on graphic novels. They are perfect for kids to carry, because they are compact, yet they are heavy duty because they are hardcover. Kids love it because there are 3 books in each volume and they will get busy reading them for hours and days and months! They will read them over and over because they are full of suspense, adventure and fun. They are so colorful and action pact. Easy to carry, easy to read, and best to occupy kids during travel, summer and vacations. Your kids will thank you forever because once you get started on these, you must have them all.
Do yourself and your precious ones a favor. Give them a gift which will last forever and it will challenge and expand their imagination. This series will make a great impact on them which will last them their entire life. It did make a great impact on me and until this day, I have not seen anything like it in the market. That is why I purchased the compact series for my little Sun Goddess who is also a great traveler and adventurer. She loved them and she treasures them. They are a part of her library and from time to time she reads them over and over. I bet with you that she will read them once a while and from time to time, for the rest of her life (same as me) because she is now hooked!
Life is too short ,buy the whole series and introduce the amazing wonderful world of Tintin full of action and adventures to your loved ones and to yourself!
Here's the amazon link to Vol1 I am referring to:
This one and other volumes of the same series are very different from Vol1.
Vol1 is printed in Spain, the others including this one is printed in China. This is not a factor that would discourage me alone and I only found this after I was surprised by the differences below.
Vol1 is bigger in both height and width than Vol2, about 0.5 inches at least. The pictures is Vol1 one are bigger, the font is bigger and bolder which makes all the difference.
The size of the Vol2 (and the rest in the series) although small by just a little makes all the difference between just small and unreadable small. I just could not concentrate on the tiny pictures and the font on this one. Its like going down on the eye chart, one small size you can read alright and the next smaller one you can't make out.
Returning these and will probably return the first vol too as now I can't complete the set.
There is a lot of conflicting reviews on these series regarding the size and I will not be surprised if at some point different prints were shipped and is the basis for at least some of the confusions if not all.
My advice if you haven't bought it don't !!