Petualangan Tintin : Si Kuping Belah  (Tintin, #6)
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Petualangan Tintin : Si Kuping Belah (Tintin #6)

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Di negara asalnya, Belgia, Tintin mulai terbit sebagai cerita bergambar dalam majalah Le Petit Vingtieme, sebelum akhirnya tampil sebagai buku sejak tahun 1945. Bisa dibilang PETUALANGAN TINTIN adalah tonggak bersejarah dalam dunia komik internasional.
Dalam kisah-kisah petualangan Tintin dan Milo---yang kemudian juga ditemani oleh Kapten Haddock, sang ilmuwan Lakmus, serta...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published 2008 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 1937)
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Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Very interesting plot as usual!! Looks like this episode is on the phase where the entire adventures of tintin has took a greater leap forward! Before this episode, the adventures were more of a luck rather than a true one!! The acumen nature of tintin was very well described here and I found this book as the first of all!!

However, at most parts the plot was completely irrelevant! I felt bored at few pages in the middle!! There are some loose ends which are left alone!! I can say that the reason...more
Nick Cox
As much as I enjoyed this book, I had to conclude that Tintin is a bloody terrible journalist. At first he investigates the theft of a South American Indian artifact and tails its thieves to their home country. So far so good. Then he gets arrested and faces a firing squad, but is saved by a revolution and through improbable chance finds himself as a colonel and personal aide to the new presidente. Any journalist in his position would start filing stories on their inside view of the new regime,...more
This volume sees Tintin on the trail of a stolen idol from a South American native tribe. There he arrives in the middle of an ongoing revolution not to mention potential war with a neighbouring country with this agenda being pushed by oil companies. This was actually based on a real conflict between Bolivia and Paraguay and involving Shell and Standard Oil.

Tintin eventually meets members of the tribe who the idol was made by. There are some slight racist shades similar to Tintin in the Congo bu...more
My review, as posted in Tintin Books

For his sixth "Tintin" work, Hergé continued his character's trips to far-flung societies, in this case South America. As with Tintin in America and The Blue Lotus, Herge sought to incorporate thinly-veiled political tensions. As such, San Theodoros is at war partly due to the machinations of big oil companies from superpower nations.

The story remains picaresque, leading Tintin through several smaller episodes which are tied together by an overarching plot, bu...more
Pranav Murali
Title: The Broken Ear
Author: Herge
Genre: Mystery/Adventure
Pages: 64 (Part of Tin Tin volume 2 :191 pages)
Date started: January 25th
Date ended: January 28th

Who knew that one clay statue could cause so much chaos. An ancient Arumbaya tribe clay sculpture has just been stolen from a museum in France. And it is investigative reporter Tin Tin’s job to recover it. But it is not as easy as it sounds. Two Mexican men are looking for it as well. There’s one suspect that everyone thinks has stolen the st...more
Catherine Woodman
This is not one of the better Tintin books. The illustration makes it very apparent that this is one of the earlier books. I find the story line to be rather choppy. This book was also penned before the introduction of Captain Haddock or Professor Calculus; even the Thompson Twins do not have much depth to them. It is noteworthy that General Alcazar makes his first appearance in this adventure. This book should be read before Herge's final Tintin adventure, Tintin and the Picaros, which in some...more
Tom Donaghey
When a South American fetish carving of a small man-like figure is stolen from a museum, our hero Tintin is on the trail. But it is when the statue is returned that the real adventure of THE BROKEN EAR begins. The original had a broken ear, but the replacement doesn’t, something our reporter notices. Soon he is after the sculptor who furnished the replica, a parrot who is vital to the story, a couple of nefarious South Americans who are trying to kill our hero, and a boat ride to a small South...more
Heimdall Thunderhammer
When a South American fetish goes missing, Tintin the investigator goes on the case to find where it vanished to. He tracks down the possible thief to ship bound for South America, but when he gets off the ship, he becomes framed for being a terrorist. Through a bumbling moment of chance, he winds up becoming the assistant for the revolutionary General Alcazar. He eventually regains his quest and ventures down the river to find out the truth behind the fetish.

This is a very fun read that is fill...more
Michael Gerald Dealino
Herge takes Tintin on an adventure on a mythical country in South America. The book is an interesting study of anthropology and is partly based on an actual event: the war between Bolivia and Paraguay in the 1930s due to the provocations of two petroleum giants in those times.
I started reading Tintin comics when I lived in Greece. I would go to the local "periptero" or kiosk wherever I was--Athens, Tripoli, Amaliada, Crete, and pick up a copy if Tintin. I've never read it in English; only Greek. Greeks publish the text in comics either in all block letters of in lower case, complete with accent marks and notations. I needed to learn properly printed Greek, and I found that in lower-cased Tintin comics. Reading Tintin was more enjoyable than reading dry grammar books...more
Ah, Tintin. This was quite great, with a relatively progressive subplot about oil and corruption, and only a few cringe-inducing moments (though they were pretty brutal). Any Tintin comic that involves Tintin getting blind drunk, relies on a fortuitous lightning strike, and has Milou/Snowy having to save Tintin's butt is a good comic.

Note that this edition is excellent - the comic is printed clearly and cleanly, and there is some interesting additional information at the back, about the story, a...more
Changement d'ambiance : après la Chine, l'Amérique du Sud.
Excellent album. Il y a un côté un peu déceptif : on attend des aventures chez d'exotique tribus amérindiennes, et on se trouve coincés dans une dictature militaire pendant la majorité de l'album, avant de croiser les Arumbayas pendant très peu de temps. Le récit se développe de façon bizarre, avec toute une période de "stagnation" où Tintin devient colonel du général Alcazar (!) puis une accélération vers la fin, où le mystère est résolu...more
David Sarkies
Tintin gets caught up in a series of revolutions
25 February 2012

This is one of the earlier of the Tintin novels, before Herge had developed his cast of characters. So far, the only regulars that appear (other than a couple of brief appearances by the Thompson Twins) is Tintin and Snowy, and even in here Snowy doesn't seem to talk all that much. However, this is also the first appearance of the South American tinpot dictator General Alcazar and his South American country San Theodoros.
The story...more
Katya Reimann
Make no mistake--I love the Tintin series, and I love Hergé's writing and plotting. But--the fabulous characters and stories he created aside--a big part of the charm of Hergé is that he evolved over the course of forty years or so of writing Tintin stories, and he gained a great deal of humanism and sophistication in his political opinions over that time.

There is a lot of slapstick in this particular story, and, more to the point, a lot of dated political slapstick. *The Broken Ear* is of parti...more
Dalam petualangan Tintin kali ini, kita diajak berpetualangan mulai dari rumahnya sendiri di Belgia hingga ke pedalaman Amerika Selatan. Tintin tergugah untuk menyelidiki raibnya patung langka suku Arumbaya yang dipamerkan di museum Etnografi Belgia. Walau esoknya patung itu telah kembali berada di museum namun berkat pengamatan Tintin yang jeli, terbukti bahwa patung tersebut adalah palsu karena patung yang asli memiliki kuping yang belah.

Untuk memperoleh kembali patung tersebut Tintin menyeber...more
Holly Smith
I read "The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Broken Ear" as my graphic novel. A story about how Tin Tin and his dog Snowy who wind up in the jungle searching for a stolen tribal artifact, stolen from a museum. The story follows Tin Tin and Snowy on their adventure trying to locate the item and bring it back to the museum. The illustrations in this book are set to look like a cartoon comic strip, with bright colors and multiple strips on a page, it keeps children interactive with this book.

The only wa...more
I felt this edition was a bit of a step backwards from The Cigars of the Pharaohs and The Blue Lotus. I thought some elements were good such as the anti-colonialist rhetoric and the plot-line about the oil companies engineering a civil war as well as the humour on the constant revolutions and counter revolutions in the area. But in General the storyline just jumped around to much and didn't appear to have any clear direction, even in the stories with weaker plots though Herge's art is always goo...more
Sarah Sammis
Last year when I was waiting for the new library to open I went through a Tin Tin phase. Before the old library closed, I checked out all the Tin Tins I could. I already have most of those book reviewed but The Broken Ear slipped through the cracks. So here we are a year later.

Tin Tin joins the hunt when a statue that belonged to a South American tribe is stolen from the Museum of Ethnography. Left in its place is a note apologizing for the inconvenience. Can Tin Tin piece together the clues and...more
A tribal fetish is stolen from a museum and Tintin is embroiled in a plot to recover it and discover its secret, for which men have been variously bribed, kidnapped and murdered.

Tintin follows his leads to South America, where a small country is in the midst of a revolution. Hergé shows in this part of the story how US and British commercial interests in the oil reserves of the area exploit the corrupt regime to foment war with a neighbouring country, to further their own interests and those of...more
Moa Bernhardsson
As I was reading this, I felt that this volume was a bit of a step backwards from some of the earlier ones.
Even though it begins well with a fetish being stolen, the storyline becomes a little messy and repeating along the way.
Dyah Ayu Nurinda Shabrina
hilangnya patung suci suku Arumbaya asli dari musium membuat tintin terpaksa menyelidiki kasus ini di Amerika Selatan. Bertemu dengan peneliti yang hilang sejak 10 tahun lalu menjadi pembuka kebenaran dalam kasus ini.
Since I'm taking French again, I thought it was a must to read Tintin in the original. I can't really evaluate Tintin properly unless the Milou is the dog's name and he's saying "wouah" not 'woof'.
I still like Tintin, as it turns out, but I never noticed before how little Tintin has to do with his own survival during these escapades. He is always about to get killed and then he escapes completely by chance. He has a firing squad try to execute him three times in this particular book, and each t...more
Zak Benson
This is a graphic novel.

Young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy set off to to South America to search for a rare fetish stolen from a museum. Tintin has to survive foreign army generals, assassins, jungle terrors and to criminals also trying to uncover the secret of the Arumbaya fetish.

I thought this was a great book. I really like reading graphic novels, manga and other comics. The illustrations in all of the Tintin books are great however the plot is sometimes repetitive. It is good t...more
Dan Wilson
Tintin and Snowy embark on adventures in Latin America. As with previous Tintin stories, the depiction is based on stereotypes. Happily, among these are the stereotypical foreign exploiters, American and British oil tycoons and arms merchants who are eager to foment war. (Righteous Tintin will have no part of it). The supplemental material in the 2011 edition is not as good a corrective to the stereotypes as is the supplemental material in the earlier stories, but it nonetheless enhances the vol...more
'L'oreille cass�e' (1937) est une course poursuite palpitante. Afin de r�cup�rer un f�tiche vol�, Tintin s'embarque pour l'Am�rique du Sud o� s'opposent toutes sortes d'int�r�ts - militaires, �conomiques, financiers. La guerre d�crite dans l'album, entre le San Theodoros et le Nuevo Rico, est en fait la transposition de la guerre du Gran Chaco qui venait d'opposer, trois ans durant, la Bolivie et la Paraguay.
Denim Datta
Awesome Comics, full with adventure-comedy.
C'est à mon avis un des moins solides dans les aventures de Tintin. J'ai bien ri lors des parties où le héros est engagé comme colonel par Alcazar. Pour le reste, c'est un peu ennuyant. On a l'impression que Tintin a une obsession sur le fétiche amérindien et qu'il n'en démord pas. Le seul point positif est l'introduction de Pablo et Alcazar que l'on verra dans d'autres aventures.
In this delightful adventure, Tintin discovers the reason for the theft of a museum artifact (and the attempts on his life). The author's paternalistic depiction of the South American Indians is mildly disturbing, but understandable in the context of colonial Belgium. As with all the Tintin books, this is a good starting point for any conversations about the books with children.
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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...more
More about Hergé...
Tintin in Tibet (Tintin, #20) Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Tintin, #1) Red Rackham's Treasure (Tintin, #12) The Secret of the Unicorn (Tintin, #11) Cigars of the Pharaoh (Tintin, #4)

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