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on July 7, 2017
Do you recall Adventures of Tintin? If you were born between 1920 and 1990 and were raised anywhere in the world but outside United States of America, most likely you were raised reading Tintin Comic Books and Graphic Novels and/or watching Tintin Animated TV Series, Movies and DVDs. Tintin is a global phenomenon. Adventures of Tintin are funny, silly, educational, cultural, action pact, suspenseful, and mysterious thrillers for travelers, explorers and graphic novel fans.

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!

Story

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.

Main Characters

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)

Side Characters

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)
Etc.

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

Volume 1
Tintin in America
Cigars of Pharaoh
The Blue Lotus

Volume 2
The Broken Ear
The Black Island
King Ottokars Sceptre

Volume 3
The Crab with the Golden Claws
The Shooting Star
The Secret of the Unicorn

Volume 4
Red Rackham’s Treasure
The Seven Crystal Balls
Prisoners of the Sun

Volume 5
Land of Black Gold
Destination Moon
Explorers on the Moon

Volume 6
The Calculus Affair
The Red Sea Sharks
Tintin in Tibet

Volume 7
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:

Crime Mysteries
Travel Adventures
Action Thrillers
Detective Novels
And
Cultural Episodes

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.

Art

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!
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on September 13, 2017
My son is a reluctant reader, but he loves these stories - AND he learns about history, too. Can't lose!
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Volume Seven of the Adventures of Tintin contains the last three stories completed by Belgian artist Herge. They feature Herge's cartoon hero, the youthful reporter Tintin, his faithful dog Snowy, and a host of the recurring characters of the series. Herge's fully mature artwork is the perfect complement to three very different yet entertaining storylines.

"The Castafiore Emerald" is almost unique among the Tintin adventures. The story takes place at Captain Haddock's home of Marlinspike; Herge never quite gets around to framing up a real adventure. Instead, this one is played for laughs. A damaged staircase becomes a trap for the unwary; an injured Captain Haddock suffers the sudden descent of Opera Singer Bianca Castafiore and her entourage, and becomes the hillarious object of tabloid speculation. The other elements of the story: a mysterious band of gypsies, prowling reporters, a missing emerald, and the hysterically funny filming of a television special.

"Flight 714 to Sydney" is a perfectly mad adventure featuring an eccentric millionaire, a kidnapping, some of Tintin's oldest foes, a remote island in Southeast Asia, and a truly bizarre ending. As the story opens, Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, and Professor Calculus fall into company with the millionaire Carreidas, who offers them a lift from Indonesia to Australia aboard his experimental corporate jet. The travelers are kidnapped in mid-air and diverted to a small island. Tintin and his friends manage to escape, but where to run from the bad guys on a small island with an active volcano? The ending is nothing if not unexpected.

"Tintin and the Picaros" takes Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, and Professor Calculus back to the coup-torn Latin American Republic of San Theodoros, there to attempt the rescue of opera diva Bianca Castafiore. Tintin and his friends evade a deadly trap and fall into company with a group of guerrilla fighters. With the help of the rebels, Tintin will attempt his own coup. An hilarious sub-plot finds Captain Haddock mysteriously unable to consume his favorite whiskey.

Volume Seven of the Adventures of Tintin is very highly recommended to Tintin fans of all ages.
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on June 30, 2017
My all time favorite comic book series. Caution: you will laugh out loud in public.
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on September 16, 2013
It is great to have 3 of Tintin's adventures in 1 book. I used to read Tintin as a kid and always loved it. I bought these for my 7 year old son and he reads them constantly, a testimony of the quality in these times when the younger generation does not read much.

The only problem I've found with these books is that the format is smaller tan the original which detracts a bit of the image quality at times. Still, comfortable to read in a smaller size.

I also get to read them sometimes, still find them entertaining after 40 years!
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on July 26, 2013
The print in these TINTIN books are too small for an adult to read comfortably. leave alone how a kid would like to read from a book that demands too much focusing on the small letters! This is nothing like the tintin books I read during my childhood which had larger pictures and bigger font. This can be used to just refresh out tintin experience when we were kids but fails to replicate the exact pleasure we had in reading the bigger version of the book.
Bought 5 tintin books of this size. but definitely not going to purchase the other adventures! :(
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on February 4, 2016
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on April 17, 2017
Excellent book. My grandson loved it. It came in great condition on time.
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on March 24, 2014
If you haven't read Tintin with your kids, you are missing out. The stories are great, and the people, places, and cultures experienced by Tintin make for great conversations. My kids enjoy getting out the map and seeing where he might have gone, and reading more about those countries. A great way to broaden kids view of the world.
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HALL OF FAMEon January 2, 2004
I have to admit I was a bit disappointed that none of the three tales collected in Volume 7, the final set of "The Adventures of Tintin," constitute classic examples of Hergé's beloved comic book stories. But that seems a minor concern when you consider the epic scope of Hergé's body of work. It is not that these are bad stories, especially compared to the ones collected in Volume 1 of this series, but rather that Hergé so often provided classic tales, with Tintin traveling to the Moon or diving beneath the sea, that these final three adventures do not measure up.
"The Castafiore Emerald" begins with Tintin and Captain Haddock out for a walk and discovering a band of gypsies camped near the rubbish dump. This offends the good captain, who offers the gypsies the use of a large meadow near his hall. However, no good deed goes unpunished and he receives a telegram announcing the imminent arrival of Biana Castafiore, the Milanese Nightingale. Meanwhile, the broken step on the front staircase earns Haddock a badly sprained ankle and the opportunity to roll around the adventure in a wheelchair. The diva and her entourage then descend upon the hall, literally adding insult to injury by giving the captain the gift of a parrot. But as Castafiore repeatedly points out, she has brought along her jewels, including an emerald given the signora by the Maharajah of Gopal. The gypsy fortuneteller had already predicted the theft of the jewels and we expect her prophecy to come true, even though Castafiore is constantly yelling about her jewels missing. "The Castafiore Emerald" derives its comedy from the clash of characters with Tintin staying out of the way for the most part. Of course, by this time in the series Hergé is completely comfortable with his cast of characters, which shows in the interplay, Hergé also does a delightful take on that new fangled invention, the television.
"Flight 714" is sort of the generic Adventure of Tintin, with a little bit of everything that . A Qantas Boeing 707, Flight 714 from London touches down at Kemajoran Airport in Djakarta, java, last stop before Sydney, Australia. Disembarking is our hero, Snowy, Captain Haddock, and Professor Calculus. As they stretch their legs the good Captain spots a forlorn figure and slips a $5 bill into the man's hat. Once again no good deed of Haddock's goes unpunished and it turns out the old man is Mr. Carreidas, "The millionaire who never laughs." Well, Professor Calculus quickly takes care of that and Carreidas insists on flying Tintin and his friends to Australia on his special jet. Haddock is looking forward to a pleasure trip, an ordinary flight and no adventures, but fate has something else in mind, to wit: a hijacking, a cutting edge prototype means of transportation, an exotic island in the middle of nowhere, an evil scientist with truth serum, a gigantic stone head pagan idol, a threatening lava flow, the return of an old familiar villain, a space ship, and Tintin running around a lot with a gun. Pretty much all of these elements have popped up in the previous twenty Adventures of Tintin that Hergé had told over the previous decades. For that reason this particular adventure strikes me as more of a curtain call for Tintin and his friends than anything else, even though this is the penultimate tale and the Thom(p)sons are no place to be seen.
"Tintin and the Picaros" is the final adventure of Tintin, although there is not any sense of this being the end of the road (except for the surprising discover that suddenly Captain Haddock can no longer stand the taste of alcohol). As the story begins the Captain and Tintin are discussing the state of affairs in San Theodoros, when General Tapioca's dictatorship continues to rule in place of their old friend Alcazar. Then news comes that prima donna Bianca Castafiore has been arrested by Tapioca as part of a conspiracy to over throw the government. But when Tapioca charges Haddock, Tintin, and Professor Calculus as being part of the conspiracy a series of charges and countercharges, as well as outright insults, fly back in the forth in the headlines between Haddock and Tapioca. Finally the Captain agrees to accept Tapioca's "invitation" to come to San Theodoros to discuss the matter. Haddock is pretty much trapped into agreeing, and Calculus insists on going to Madame Castafiore's rescue, but Tintin refuses to go, knowing this has to be a trap. The title of the book refers to the Picaros, which is the name of the rebels in the mountains who want to take back the government of San Theodoros and return Alcazar to power. In this final Adventure of Tintin we are back on familiar ground for the most part, both in terms of the geography and the characters. We know, of course, that Tintin has not abandoned his friends and eagerly anticipate some clever way of arriving upon the scene at a most opportune moment. However, this turns out not to be the case, and when Tintin does arrive on the scene you know that Hergé is providing a standard adventure for his hero and his friends, and not something special.
But while "Tintin and the Picaros" and the other two tales found here are average adventure at best, there can be no doubt that taken together these 21 stories (23 if you count the two earlier "flawed" adventures) are a major accomplishment in the field of comic books. I only wish I had made a point of reading these classics two or three decades earlier, because with "The Adventures of Tintin" Hergé created one of the landmark comic book series since Cortes discovered pre-Columbian picture manuscripts in 1519. In terms of owning these stories your choice is between these smaller, hardbound books collecting three stories each, or the larger softcovered versions. I admit I first read most of them in the larger format but have the smaller hardback versions for the comic book section of my library.
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