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The Adventures of Tintin in the Congo (Tintin, #2)

2.83 of 5 stars 2.83  ·  rating details  ·  81 ratings  ·  10 reviews
This is a reproduction of the original black and white edition.

The Adventures of Tintin in the Congo is the second entry in the beloved Tintin series, first published in 1930. This time the irrepressible Belgian heads for the Congo and gets involved in all manner of intrigue. He learns of a conspiracy by a group of American gangsters to take over diamond production with t
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published November 28th 2002 by Last Gasp (first published 1931)
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In the second Tintin adventure, Tintin in the Congo, we again join the young reporter as he travels abroad, in search of stories and a good bit of hunting.

As with the first Tintin story, Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, this work shows how dramatically and drastically Herge's work developed and changed over time. These two earliest books show a rougher, more cartoonish style, as well as more simplistic writing.

Tintin in the Congo isn't recognized as part of the main canon, as in this early Her
Written in 1931, published in color and extensively modified in 1946. Colonialist and racist, however is a popular story in Congo. Hergé meets the request of his editor concerning an easy, full of clichés and purely propagandistic story.
It should be read contextualizing the time it was written: 1931, in a paternalistic and colonialist society. Today is unacceptable but also is part of our history.

Escrita en 1931, publicada en color y ampliamente modificad
Matti Karjalainen
May 20, 2012 Matti Karjalainen rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tintti-harrastajat
Hergén "The Adventures of Tintin in the Congo" (Casterman, 2002) on järjestyksessään toinen Tintti-tarina. Sarjakuva julkaistiin alun perin jatkokertomuksena Le Petit Vingtième -lehdessä vuosina 1930-1931, jolloin Kongo oli vielä Belgian siirtomaa.

Seikkailu on vuosien aikana saanut osakseen jos jonkinlaista rasismisyytöstä. Sarjakuvaa ei voikaan pitää poliittisesti turhan korrektina, vaan enemmänkin aikakautensa lapsena, jota tekijä myöhemmin tahtoi muokata uuteen uskoon.

Castermanin tyylikäs, ko
Namitha Varma
This was slightly better than the first one in terms of evolution of character, the drawings, and plot, but the racism, the attitude towards animals... *shudder*.
it was really funny, but i didn't enjoy it that much.hope the rest is better
There were some hints in this book of the pace and fun of the future Tintin stories but overall this was just as appalling as ' the land of the Soviets'. Very much improved artwork though, which obviously continues to progress through the rest of the series.

Don't read this if you simply 'like' Tintin or you're curious after the movie, read it only to complete your Tintin reading - 'Soviets' and 'Congo' can easily be read as standalones after the rest of the series.
It's hard to know what grade to give something you read as a historical artifact, but I think 2 stars is fair. I mean, why would the villain tie Tintin up and dangle him above the river, and then later tie him up and put him in a canoe on the river, but not just tie him up and throw him in the river?! Come on. (Also, flagrant animal murder and emphatic racism, but I knew that was the price of admission.)
Sep 18, 2015 David rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one alive regardless of their sins
I loathed this book. Tintin is a Great White Hunter who kills an elephant for its tusks, shoots a monkey for its pelt, and is worshipped as a god by several native villages.
Why did I promise my daughters to read all The Tintin?????
It used to be so funny. Anyway, this was just another black & white version.
I hope the next volume will be better.
Interesting as an historic reference point, I suppose. Tintin has come a long way since then.
Joseph Andraus
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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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