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The Broken Ear

(Tintin #6)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  7,641 ratings  ·  195 reviews
The classic graphic novel. A sacred tribal statue has been stolen from the museum! Tintin and Snowy are on the case! Clues lead them straight into the heart of the jungle.
Paperback, American Edition, 62 pages
Published May 30th 1978 by Little, Brown and Co. (first published 1937)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
L'Oreille Cassee = The Broken Ear (Tintin, #6), Hergé
The Broken Ear (French: L'Oreille cassée), also published as Tintin and the Broken Ear, is the sixth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from December 1935 to February 1937. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who pursue
Huda Aweys
قلتلكم بقى انى كنت باهرب من الحصص فى الفسحة و اتدارى فى المكتبة عشان اقرا .. و السلسلة دى بالذات كمان ايامها (لأن كان فيه المغامرون الخمسة و رجل المستحيل و ملف المستقبل و فلاش و سماش و علاء الدين و غيرهم بس (تان تان) بالذات كان لها معزة خاصة بصراحة :) لأنها كانت بتخرجني بره مصر ! و بتعرفني على حضارات و ثقافات تانية) .. و انهم كانوا بيطلعونى من المكتبة بالعافية بعد الفسحه :))) ؟
(ايام تكسف الصراحة)
:))) ..
طب قلتلكم كمان ان كان سبب تعاستى الأول لتخرجى من المدرسة الإعدادية انى موش هاعرف اقرا (تان تا
Brendon Schrodinger
Ah, Tintin. It's been a while since I have read one of his adventures. I have picked up a few in the last few years aiming to get around to them one day. I guess like a lot of people, I first came across Tintin in the local library. They had 5 or 6 that were hot items in my day. If you saw one you hadn't read yet you had to snap that one up real quick because you may not see it again for months on end.

So I started with the earliest story I own, 'The Broken Ear'. When a South American idol is st
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-books
শুরুর দিকের গলপগুলোর ছেলেমানুষী অসমভব ভাব কাটিয়ে উঠে আসতে আসতে গলপগুলো পরিণত হয়ে উঠছে। আমেরিকান পরোপাগানডার আরেকটা দিক এই গলপে উঠে এসেছে। তেলের খনি নিয়ে চলা বলিভিয়া আর পযারাগুয়ের মধযে চলা যুদধকে এখানে হারজ কালপনিক দুই দেশ সযান থিওডোরস আর নযুভো রিকো এর মধযে বিবাদের মাধযমে তুলে ধরেছেন। কীভাবে আমেরিকান তেল কোমপানিগুলো মুনাফার লোভে সাউথ আমেরিকান দেশগুলোর মধযে বিবাদ বাঁধিয়ে আবার নিজেরাই দুই পকষের কাছে আলাদা আলাদা ভাবে অসতর সরবরাহ করে দুই পকষ থেকেই ফায়দা লুটে নিচছে। ...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
Oziel Bispo
Um boneco antigo foi roubado de um museu de segurança máxima e outro falso foi colocado em seu lugar. ..Qual o motivo desse artefato ser tão cobiçado? Tin tin e milu entram em cena para descobrir. .
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
وقتی اول دبستان بودم دایی بهم هدیه داد.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: soft
there's still a lot of deus ex machina, but it was still fun
Ashley Capes
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tintin
The Broken Ear for me, is a solid entry into the Tintin series – and a solid Tintin story is still pretty ace when you get down to it, but ultimately, it’s just not one of my favourites.

During his search for the missing fetish with the broken ear, Tintin ends up in South America where he enlists in the army under the temperamental General Alcazar (who will go on to have other appearances in Tintin adventures), the high point of which being a pretty impressive car chase.

As ever, there are some gr
Harish Challapalli
Nov 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Maria Carmo
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone.
Another funny adventure by Tin-tin and Milu! The scenes in Latin America are really funny, especially when Alcazar takes Tin-tin for an admirer and decides to nominate him his Aide de Camp! Very funny and witty, as always. The relentless persecution by dutiful Dupond and Dupont continues, much for their own aggravation - in fact, they LIKE Tin-tin, and are still trying to detain him out of a sense of duty...

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon 6 January 2015.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing of my favorite comic-series, the graphics are so cute!
Kellyn Roth
I love the dart guns and the crazy natives and the hiding place of the jewel in this one. As always, it's a hilarious, exciting adventure with Tintin. :)
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
Martin DH
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hergés early work, criticizing the mentality of North American oil companies' (and weapon industry) actions in South America (the fictive countries are loosly based on Paraguay and Bolivia). Even though Herge shows scepticism towards North America he also expresses an irony towards the revolutionary people in those countries. He has come a long way from his two earliest and very critiqued works but still pictures "The Savage and The Civilized Person"-kind of relation when Tintin meets an Indian ...more
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
[re-read 1/9-2/9/2018] tintin has always been a part of my childhood. i am probably one of the biggest tintin enthusiasts you will ever meet. however, when going back and re-reading the comics (especially the earlier ones), it's easy to find a lot of flaws.

i gave this three stars mostly for nostalgia's sake. but is the broken ear /that/ good? no. there are certainly much better tintin stories, especially later on as hergé improved his style and the times changed. i think i'm going to go and watc
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pretty-fantastic
Manages to be both adventurous and silly. Less characters, but the plot is very character-driven and not at all boring. I do miss Captain, of course.
Have some fun quotes:
"And you'll never believe it...Just between the three of us...the passenger...isn't a man isn't a omelette!"
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
قصص جميلة ومثيرة مثلما اِشتُهِر عنها..
التقييم على التشويق والمغامرة في القصة،
تنتمي مغامراتها للعالم الواقعي أحيانًا وأحيانًا أخرى يكون ممزوج بعالم الفانتازيا اللذيذ
ولا شك بأن هناك اسقاطات منها على الواقع
شهرتها حولت شخصية تان تان لثقافة عالمية..
يشترك فيها أي حد قرأ منها وتعرف على شخصياتها وأحداثها..
Zebardast Zebardast
ماجراهای تنتن و میلو دربارهٔ اتفاقاتی است که برای یک خبرنگار کنجکاو و زیرک و سگش میلو میافتد. وی در این ماجراها ضمن حل معماهای پیچیده، دوستانی نیز پیدا میکند که در قسمتهای مختلف به داد تنتن میرسند. دوست همیشه همراه تنتن در این ماجرا ناخدا هادوک است که پس از آشنایی با تنتن در تمام ماجراها همراه تنتن بودهاست. ...more
Tetty Marlinda
#27 for 2018
Genre: Children Comic
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
An interesting read, but without the captain it was a little dry and bland.
When Tintin hears that an artifact from South American was stolen from the museum Tintin is intrigued to find it. But very soon the artifact was returned it and Tintin is sure that it isn't the original and follows a lead to the South America.
Tintin gets in trouble as usual but in the end he find the original artifact and the story behind it.
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
My first Tintin ... I think we all remember out first Tintin.
Sep 21, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic
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
Pranav Murali
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have a vivid memory of this being the first Tintin I ever watched (in the cartoon series made in the early 90s), long before I was able to get my hands on a copy of it. So, I'm pretty sure this review is a nostalgic tribute more than anything else. Although, I must admit, that the story goes into a long strange tangent around the middle of the book, which derails the main plot. It seems that Tintin would never get any work done (or even stay alive) if it weren't for the kindness of strangers, ...more
Storia un po' tirata per i capelli e - scusatemi lo spoiler - (view spoiler).
Non per questo non è divertente, ma le due storie precedenti avevano maggior senso e coerenza della storia.
Michael Gerald
Mar 07, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Here's where Tintin starts to get really good.
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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.
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