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Old 06-04-2013, 18:58
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Anyone else a fan of the adventurous comic-book journalist, with his dog Snowy and companion Captain Haddock?
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Old 06-04-2013, 19:27
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Loved 'em growing up, my grandad used to take me to the library to get one every few weeks.

The Calculus Affair is the one that has always stayed with me
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Old 06-04-2013, 19:35
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Loved 'em growing up, my grandad used to take me to the library to get one every few weeks.

The Calculus Affair is the one that has always stayed with me
I recall that: Involved a plot by forces beyond the Iron Curtain to kidnap and use Professor Calculus. Wasn't that the story that re-introduced Jolyon Wagg, the salesman with a non-stop line in patter? If I recall rightly, he first appeared in Cigars of the Pharoahs.
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Old 06-04-2013, 19:49
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I recall that: Involved a plot by forces beyond the Iron Curtain to kidnap and use Professor Calculus. Wasn't that the story that re-introduced Jolyon Wagg, the salesman with a non-stop line in patter? If I recall rightly, he first appeared in Cigars of the Pharoahs.
You're obviously a fan I don't remember the details of the plot that well! Tbh its always been the cover that I've remembered!

A quick Wikipedia search says that this was Waggs first appearance but he did indeed appear in Cigar of the Pharaohs as well.

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Old 06-04-2013, 22:53
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Used to enjoy reading them, as well as the astrix series. I have them in electronic format... Still read them on occasions.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:50
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Used to enjoy reading them, as well as the astrix series. I have them in electronic format... Still read them on occasions.
I was thinking about getting them for my Kindle (not Kindle fire or whatever it's called) but wasn't sure if you could get them as a collection or not and how good they are to read electronically.

The same with Asterix.

I used to read both more years ago than I can remember.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:50
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I was thinking about getting them for my Kindle (not Kindle fire or whatever it's called) but wasn't sure if you could get them as a collection or not and how good they are to read electronically.

The same with Asterix.

I used to read both more years ago than I can remember.
I have not read them on my tablet, so can not comment on how easy/good they are to read on a tablet. I have always read them on my PC, which obviously makes it a lot easier than reading on a tablet - due to the size of the screen.

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Old 10-04-2013, 13:19
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The Adventure of TinTin is a good comics. This comic is based on a 2011 American 3D motion capture computer-animated adventure film.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:15
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The Adventure of TinTin is a good comics. This comic is based on a 2011 American 3D motion capture computer-animated adventure film.
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Old 12-04-2013, 21:24
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I've just ordered some of these, and have been rereading them, years after I first did so. They stand up well to an adult reviewing. You see things in them, as an adult, that you didn't when young. Some of the more political stories, in particular, make a lot more sense now.
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Old 12-04-2013, 21:48
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Loved the animated series in the 90's, and have the English books 'The Red Sea Sharks', 'The Castifiore Emerald' and 'The Secret of the Unicorn' from when I was a kid Plus some rare/old French magazines with Tintin strips/pages in
What I find surprising is how Herge made up the politics of these places (eg the poor Baltic states like Borduria, Syldavia etc), seemed to referencing world events (eg in Destination Moon/Explorers on the Moon) which could be seen as allegories, and yet he never really visited anywhere
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Old 01-06-2013, 13:36
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Just read Tintin in the Congo. Some say it's racist. I can't really see that. The brutality to animals in the book concerns me more.

I'm just in the process of reading Tintin and Alph-Art, Herge's last unfinished Tintin, the sketches of which, in the original language, have been put side-by-side with translations of the dialogue. Has anyone else read that?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:12
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I've got all of the comics on my tablet and I have the DVDs too.
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