TINTIN IN THE CONGO (Hergé) Hardcover [Collector’s Colour Edition/2016 Print Edition]


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(W/A/CA) Georges Prosper Remi

Hergé’s classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children’s books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures.

Following on from Tintin in the Land of the Soviets and bolstered by publicity stunts, Tintin in the Congo was a commercial success within Belgium and was also serialised in France. Hergé continued The Adventures of Tintin with Tintin in America in 1932, and the series subsequently became a defining part of the Franco-Belgian comics tradition. In 1946, Hergé re-drew and coloured Tintin in the Congo in his distinctive ligne-claire style for republication by Casterman, with further alterations made at the request of his Scandinavian publisher for a 1975 edition.

In the late 20th century, Tintin in the Congo came under criticism for both its perceived racist colonial attitude toward the Congolese and for its glorification of big-game hunting; accordingly, attempts were made in Belgium, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States to either ban the work or restrict its availability to children.

This book serves as a time capsule, not only of the original work penned in 1930-31, but also to the source material of the the early 20th Century that Hergé used as reference for what it would be like for his characters travelling to ‘far-distant-lands’ – an interpretation of the world that today’s readers will find out-of-step and maybe offensive.

Hardcover / 64pgs / Full Colour / 13 & up (Parental Guidance Recommended)

Hergé (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed over 20 titles in The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time.

Have you collected all 24 graphic novel adventures?

  • Tintin in the Land of the Soviets
  • Tintin in the Congo
  • Tintin in America
  • Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh
  • Tintin: The Blue Lotus
  • Tintin: The Broken Ear
  • Tintin: The Black Island
  • Tintin: King Ottakar’s Sceptre
  • Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws
  • Tintin: The Shooting Star
  • Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
  • Tintin: Red Rackham’s Treasure
  • Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls
  • Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun
  • Tintin: Land of Black Gold
  • Tintin: Destination Moon
  • Tintin: Explorers of the Moon
  • Tintin: The Calculus Affair
  • Tintin: The Red Sea Sharks
  • Tintin in Tibet
  • Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald
  • Tintin: Flight 714 to Sydney
  • The Adventures of Tintin and the Picaros
  • Tintin and Alph-Art