The first Tintin book by the Belgian Comic book Genius Herge (Georges Remi - GR switched over RG pronounced Herge). This one was just a byproduct by Herge while being busy on other things for the paper he worked on so the story just rambles on with little coherence and the humour is influenced by slap- stick black and white movies of the time, so it is very different from what Tintin eventually becomes. Buy this only if you want the complete collection.
Still little structure to the story and humour a bit childish and very slap stick. Very un PC today of course and Herge was later on rather shamed of this story but in it´s favour it is very popular in Congo itself. Buy if you want them all, if not stay away.
Things are starting to get better but the story has little plot and as before Tintin just goes from one extreme situation to the next one. The humour is getting better and some of the depiction of America are quite funny.
Now the Genius of Herge is starting to come through. Good story with a beliveable plot and Herges hallmark of the blend of Suspense and Humour is starting to shine. In this one we are introduced to the humourous and oh so silly Thompson twins who will become regular charaters in the series.
Fantastic book, with this book everything changes, Herge became friends with Chang From China who urged him to be accurate while drawing and writing about China. So Herge became obsessed with detail and accuracy and the results are stunning. Marvelous Comic Book full of suspense and humour. From now one Herges book are pure Genius.
Great mystery for Tintin to solve and he just manages to save a country from revolution. Herge creates an imaginary country, Balkan like and the books shows great detail in the description of the country. The recurring character the opera singer Bianca Castafiori is introduced here.
Tintin on the hunt of dope smugglers and this is the book where one of the great characters of the series is introduced, Captain Haddock who is argumentative, grumpy middle aged man with a slight alchoholic problem but with a heart of Gold.
Tintin and Captain Haddock with a team of scientist go on a search for a meteorite that fell into the sea. Grand fun as usual full af suspense and humour and the marvelous drawings of Herge are always a treat.
This book and the next one tell the same story of a search for a treasure of one of Captains Haddock´s ancestor. This first book is mostly about how they find out about the treasure and where it might be. This book is the one that Spielberg and Jackson are filming.
In this second one they go on a sea voyage to find the treasure and here we are introduced to one of the great characters of the series the Mad Scientist Professor Cuthbert Calculus. In the end of this book Haddock and Calculus buy a Grand Mansion which features in most of the books later in the series.
My favorite of the series. A mystical book about an expedition to the Andes and and the mysteries that follows. A Great Masterpiece, the comic book to take to the desert island. The storie continuous in the next one.
A Grand Masterpiece and one of the most beautifully drawn book´s of Herge. Tintin has a dream about his friend Chang from the Blue Lotus and is sure he has survived a plane crash in the mountains of Tibet and goes to search for him. Haddock grumbles and moanes but like a true friend follows Tintin into the danger.
This one happens all at the Manor house of Haddock and Calculus and manages to create suspense without nothing of significance happening. The opera singer Bianca Castafiori comes to visit and behaves like a spoiled primadonna. Great book in the spirit of P.G. Woodehouse.
This is a catalogue from the Herge Museum located in Louvain-La -Neuve just outside Brussell Belgium. This Museum is a must for all Herge fans. It opened in the spring of 2009 and is full of the fabulous works of Herge.