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Land of Black Gold (Tintin #15)

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Experts are confused by a series of spontaneous car engine explosions, apparently caused by tampered fuel supplies. Political tensions heighten, leading the world to the brink of war, and Captain Haddock is mobilised in anticipation of an outbreak of hostilities. Following different leads, Tintin and Thomson and Thompson set off for Khemed (a fictional country in the Middl ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published November 4th 2002 by Egmont Books Ltd (first published 1950)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Tintin au pays de l'or noir = Land of Black Gold (Tintin #15), Hergé
Land of Black Gold (French: Tintin au pays de l'or noir) is the fifteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, in which it was initially serialised from September 1939 until the German invasion of Belgium in May 1940, at which the newspaper was shut d
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
العدد ده بالذات شيق وفيه أحداث مثيرة أكتر
ويتسم عن غيره برضه بالكوميديا الزايدة..
رغم انه كالمعتاد متأثر بالصورة النمطية
بشكل يقل أو يزيد في تصوير الشعوب التانية
Harish Kumar Challapalli
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful adventure of tintin!! This used to be one of my favorite toons during my childhood!!

In this adventure, tintin has got more of physical than his holmes' style!! Haddock was as usual!! Snowy has got a bit lesser role!! Thompson n Thomson are always a comic relief!! But the role of abdullah was hilarious! It will create a serious of troubles n laughters in this episode!!

On the whole this can be rated as one of the best episodes of the entire adventures of tintin!!
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tintin
به ترتیب که می خوانم متوجه می شوم که چند شماره ای ست که «هرژه» به پختگی مطلوبی در خلق تن تن رسیده. فرمول های تن تن تقریباً به ثبات رسیده اند ولی به هیچ عنوان خسته کننده و تکراری نشده اند.
این کتاب (آلبوم) تن تن برای من بسیار عزیز و دوست داشتنی است. شوخی های بامزه هم کم ندارد.
Heidi (KosminenK)
Jälleen yksi Tintti-seikkailu Arabiassa. Politiikka, sisällissotia, salakuljetusta, taloudellista hyötyä sodankäynnistä jne. Dupond ja Dupont huikean hauskoja hahmoja!
Feb 24, 2017 rated it liked it
It's been a while since I've read comics. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Rather a dilatory and loosely-plotted entry in the series, which to its credit the book wryly jokes about. Captain haddock turns up out of the blue at one point to rescue Tintin, but each attempt on his part to explain the strange circumstances that brought him there in the nick of time is cut off; finally, he storms off in the penultimate panel, huffing that at any rate, the story is not going to be told by HIM now. We end with Abdullah painting the words "The End" on a wall, a simultaneous act ...more
Maria Carmo
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Although funny, I felt this adventure is not as well developed as the previous ones... Somehow, a bit more confusing or foggy... Still, a lot of fun!

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon, 20 January 2015.
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I wish it was called the black curse instead of Black Gold! Unlike what it might sounds, reserving oil is not the best thing that happened to the oil-rich countries!
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-books
হারজ Arabian peninsula এর religious & cultural component গুলো খুব diligently & aesthetically render করেছে এ গলপে। যেমন, বইয়ের খুব ছোট ছোট ডিটেইলস গুলোতে - টাইটেল পেজেই Land of Black Gold নামের চারধার জুড়ে Arabic words এ লা ইলাহা ইললাললাহ calligraphy করে repetitively লেখা, অথবা আযানের ভারসগুলো ঠিকমত মেনশন করা । ...more
Darshini Dassanayaka
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These are one of my best books ever and I'm really in to these books!😋
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Tintin stories for anyone who has read them and understands their history can't be viewed as anything other than groundbreaking. The beginnings of these stories have been around as long as the Lord of the Rings, the illustration and environments in the Tintin books are accurate and extremely detailed. Anyone who has spent even a little time exploring Herge (Georges Remi) can see the painstaking research and adversity he worked through to compose the world around Tintin. His ideas were ahead ...more
Sep 28, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, sarjakuvat
Kaikki Hergén sarjakuvat on tullut luettua lapsena, mutta esimerkiksi Tintit ovat suurimmaksi osaksi menneet yli hilseen, kun pienenä ei ole tajunnut mitään maailmanpolitiikasta. Nytpä ajattelin lukea kaikki uudelleen ja aloitin Mustan kullan maasta, joka oli valittu lähikirjaston Lähi-itä-näyttelyyn.

Sarjakuvaa oli nopea lukea, ja hahmojen elävyys yllätti ja ilahdutti. Aiemmat muistoni Tinteistä (varmaan juuri lapsuuden tietämättömyyden takia) olivat hieman nihkeitä: "seikkailut" tuntuivat pitkä
Michael Gerald
Mar 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Another Tintin adventure that is full of laughter-inducing scenes, Herge takes Tintin on a James Bond-like adventure as he confronts a previous enemy involved in the contamination and sabotage of oil in an effort to start another world war. Captain Haddock, the Thompson twins, and the outrageously obnoxious Abdullah are again sources of antics that can leave you in stitches.
Benjamin Stahl
Not the best of the Tintin series, but a good work all the same.
Dec 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Dating from the late 30s, has a strong sense of impending war and the role of oil in fuelling conflict. Plus ça change.
J'aime, j'aime, j'aime!
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
An awkwardly rehashed version of the story, to avoid political exposure...
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tintin
Another classic Tintin by one of my favourite authors Herge. I love the humour that Thompson and Thomson brought to this story in particular.
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fond memory.... Mme Castafiore!!
Ashley Capes
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tintin
Another good adventure - and while it's not one of the best, I still think it's worth it just to see Thompson and Tompson's crazy transformation :D
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Book Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone is by J.K Rowling and it is a fantasy/magic/adventure/Mystery. I chose this book because it is magic and adventure and it would tell me about the worlds that I would love to see. It shows a boy my age facing troubles with his family and then being whisked away.

What is it about? It is about this boy named Harry Potter having to stay with some of his Aunt and Uncle and cousin because his mother and father died. He hates his life and trying to get a
Augusto Bernardi
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
This wasn't the best Tintin comic by any stretch but it did have some good qualities.
First of all, this volume probably had the most realistic setting in the series so far. Talking about the economic problems with oil in the middle east. It did have some mystery, adventure, action and chases sprinkled here and there but still managing to stay within the realistic boundries of the realm they were in, the Middle East. A strange, different and risky choice of setting but over all I think it brings
Andrew Ives
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Despite having lived in France for 10yrs, having seen Tintin on a Brussels rooftop from a TGV window, remembering the Herge's Adventures cartoons when I was a kid and the CGI film on telly recently, I have never read or watched any Tintin whatsoever, so this was my first foray. For 1950, Land of Black Gold is pretty agreeable. At 64 pages with lots of panels on each, the story is fairly convoluted and makes for a sizeable read, if a little heavy on the eyes in the A5-sized Egmont version I read. ...more
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had a lot of fun with this one. Plenty of funny situations. Not so much danger as there was tense mystery. Why were the cars randomly exploding, who are the raiders, who's pulling all the strings??? It's very interesting. I simply feel as if this story could have been made into 2 books. Like it was filled with enough espionage and plot twists to be dragged out a little more. But that might have made it too long and boring [not boring in plot but boring in the gaps where nothing happens]. The s ...more
Christopher Sinclair
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good adventure in the series, never one of my favorites but some nice parts to it all the same. Little Abdullah is a great character, he is a little brat of a son to an Emir that likes to play tricks. He does however take a shining to Captain Haddock and he pops up again in a later book. Also the Thompson twins going round in circles in the desert is great....... on second thoughts I probably like this one more than I thought!
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Cannot believe saying this - the macguffin needed to be present more!! Like how dare book, to intro this fascinating explosive undetectable thing in first couple pages then completely drop it until solution shows up... off screen... in final page.
Still, the Thompson and Tompson shenanigans were worth it!

There's a minor blackface chara that oooohboy did not age well!
Tom Loock
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
Part 15 of my (actually happening) big re-read of the whole Tintin-canon after decades ...
I had not read this one before, and did not miss much.

Verdict: Disappointing as the majority of the story is Thomson & Thompson driving through the desert and the spoiled brat of a Middle-eastern ruler playing pranks on Tintin.
Pramod Ks
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
an interesting book and a good read
Rucha Gadre
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Second Tintin book... getting into it a bit more now...
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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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