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Mr Pump's Legacy (The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko #3)

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Killed while exercising his love for speed in a racing car, millionaire John Archibald Pump leaves behind ten million dollars (a staggeringly large sum for those days). It will go to the builders of the first aeroplane to fly from Paris to New York at 1000 kilometres per hour. Jo and Zette's father sets about designing such a plane, but the pro
Paperback, 64 pages
Published 2003 by Egmont Books (first published 1951)
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For Tintinologists and casual fans alike, the adventures of Jo, Zette, and Jocko, are fascinating excursions into the embryonic narrative styles of Herge. For many, however, they remain simply unknown.

Created shortly after Tintin became a success throughout Belgium and France, "Jo, Zette and Jocko" were made for a slightly different type of readership. The weekly 'Coeurs Vailliants' was founded on principles of traditional values, and Herge was asked to provide a traditional family as the centre
Jan 03, 2011 Mark rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Herge
Mr. Pump’s Legacy is the first part of two comic books (part two being: Destination New York) that featured the adventures of Jo and Zette Legrand and their pet chimpanzee Jocko. Their father, M. Legrand, is currently racing to design and build Stratoship, a super-fast, prop-driven, stratospheric altitude aircraft, which is hope to fly the first ever trans-Atlantic flight over 1,000 km/h to claim a $10 million prize promised in the will of an eccentric millionaire who loved speeding, Mr. John Ar ...more
Leila Anani
Love the first part of this. We have Idiosyncratic speed obsessed John Archibald Pump auditioning a new butler and the main skill needed - the ability to roller-skate. Alas Mr. Pump dies in a car crash and his will leaves his money to the creation of a highspeed plane rather than his nephews.

Jo and Zette's father is commissioned to create the super-speed plane but the nephews wish to foil his attempts because if he fails they get the money.

This is the first of a two parter so you will need book
Asta Meisner
One of my absolute favorite comics from my childhood! it is still as amazing to me now, as it was back then
C’est mon initiation à la lecture d’un tome de Jo, Zette et Jocko par Hergé. Aimant Tintin je me devais de lire cette série. Premièrement, les dessins sont dignes du Hergé que l’on connaît avec Tintin, même que certains personnages se ressemblent beaucoup comme Jacques et le roi de Syldavie Muskar XII. L’histoire n’est pas celle d’un Tintin et il faut également se placer dans la perspective que l’œuvre a été créée au début des années 1950, sinon elle pourrait paraitre désuète. Une bonne lecture ...more
Dan Wilson
The first in a two-book series, this is a good book for folks who have read all the Tintin entries and are looking for some more from Herge. I preferred it to the entry I read from his other sideline series, Quick & Flupke. This one has Tintin's fun and familiar action/slapstick formula, minus the characters Tintin fans know and love. The story centers around a science fiction premise of the sort that doesn't seem all that fictional in hindsight--a race to build a plane which can make a tran ...more
Neville Ridley-smith
So, I thought it was time I read some of the other comics by Hergé. This is not up to the same standard as Tintin. Or rather, it's about the same standard as the early Tintin stories. The humour is quite good, the art is decent, the storyline is fine and there's a nice element of inventiveness. What's lacking is the dialog and excitement. Reading it out loud to my kids, the dialog is lacklustre and sometimes stilted. Having said that, it reads fine if you're just reading in your head to yourself ...more
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Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.
His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics
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