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Tintin in America (Tintin #3)

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Having overcome Al Capone’s gangsters in Tintin in the Congo, Tintin is sent to Chicago, Illinois, to clean up the city. He’s captured by gangsters several times and soon meets Capone himself. Although he temporarily captures Capone and some of his henchmen, the policeman he calls to arrest the gangsters doesn’t believe his story and tries to have Tintin locked up instead! ...more
62 pages
Published September 13th 1979 by Magnet (first published 1932)
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On second thought , let's not go to America. 'Tis a silly place.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Tintin en Amérique = Tintin in America (Tintin, #3), Hergé
Tintin in America (French: Tintin en Amérique) is the third 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 September 1931 to October 1932 before being published in a collected volume by Éditions du Petit Vingtième in 1932. The story tells of young Belgia
Dirk Grobbelaar
We've arrived. I smell gangsters!

To quote Snowy: Tintin has arrived. This is, as far as all logic dictates, the first Tintin book in the series (in the conventional sense). The first two (Tintin in the Land of the Soviets and Tintin au Congo) are oddities which are interesting in their own right, but really recommended for Tintin completists only.

Great snakes! This is entertaining as all heck, and to think the best is yet to come!

There isn't much more I can add to this review, really. If you are
Gangsters, machine guns and police brutality!

Welcome to the good ole U.S. of A., Tintin!

On a mission to clean up corruption in Chicago, Tintin is kidnapped, shot at, gassed, tossed in a lake, and clubbed by a copper. Then it's onward to the Redskin Reservation to make fun of some Native Americans. Here Tintin, the little towheaded Paleface, is shot at some more, trapped in a tunnel, and manages to discover oil. (Don't worry - oil company men instantly materialize to reap the profits and screw th
When I first read Hergé's Tintin en Amérique in German translation (as Tim in Amerika) as a child (and I guess I must have been about nine or ten years of age), I did indeed find the general storyline somewhat and mildly amusing. But even then (even at that time), I was already thinking that Hergé had been rather strangely loose with his fusing together 1920s-1930s Chicago gangster and organised crime culture with what can only be considered and described as the so-called Wild West (and its utte ...more
Shaid Zaman
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, tintin
ছোট বেলায় রিকসা ভাড়ার টাকা জমিয়ে কমিকস কিনতাম। তাই চাচা চৌধুরী বা বিললু অথবা পিঙকিতেই খুশি থাকতে হতো। টিনটিন এর যা দাম ছিল তা জমাতে জমাতে নতুন চাচা চৌধুরী ঘরে চলে আসতো। কদাচিৎ টিনটিন পড়ার সৌভাগয হতো। তাও অনযদের কাছ থেকে ধার নিয়ে। দুপুর রোদে সকুল থেকে হেঁটে ফিরতাম, কষট হতো, কিনতু সপতাহ শেষে বেঁচে যাওয়া রিকসা ভাড়া দিয়ে যখন নতুন একটা কমিকস কিনতে পারতাম সেই কষট আর কষট মনে হতো না। এখনো কমিকস পেলে ঝাপিয়ে পড়তে মন চায়। আর টিনটিন হলে তো কথাই নেই। ...more
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Re-reading Tintin series is special experience to me, he was the comics hero i rated highly when i came to Sweden as a kid. Of course i cant remember much from the actual stories now other than i liked the over the top fun,adventure.

Rating this as an adult is different and i thought this volume was a clear improvement on the black and white early,immature artwork of the first volume Tintin in Soviet and the weird,off putting animal slaughterhouse that is Tintin in Congo.

This volume the art is mu
This book was so lazily written. Everything was soooooo convenient. Tintin should've died, like, ten times. Oh, Tintin's been tied to metal and dropped into the sea? Nevermind. It was accidentally made of wood. Oh, Tintin is tied to railroad tracks? Nevermind. Some lady stopped the train because she saw a puma maul a deer. Tintin needs a way out of the room! Oh, there's a secret door. Tintin needs to find the criminal! Oh, he bumped into him in the desert. It'd be insulting to the reader if it w ...more
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tintin ini emang beruntung banget yak. Dikejar kejar mafia, hampir mati dikejar suku Indian, etapi sukses sukses aja akhirnya XD
David Sarkies
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Diehard Tintin Fans (can be ignored)
Recommended to David by: Herge
Shelves: adventure
Herge Criticises the American Way
4 February 2012

This is not really my favourite Tintin story, though it is only the third one ever written. The story appears to be set immediately after Tintin in the Congo and it is suggested (it has been a long time since I read a Tintin in the Congo, if I ever actually read it in English so I can only garner from what was said about it at the beginning of this story) that Tintin busted a diamond smuggling ring in the Congo and then travelled to the United Sta
محمد  جبر
لا بأس وإن كانت فيها تطويل باعث للملل وإيقاع لاهث مطارد ومطارد دون لمحات فكاهية واحتوى على محتوى عنصري !
May 18, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first taste of Tintin... I can see the cheeky appeal.

There isn't much plot here, just a long series of narrow escapes, some through clever planning, but most by dumb luck. Yes, the attitudes on race are badly dated, but I think it's at least a little tongue-in-cheek. In other cases, the attitudes of the time are refreshing. There isn't much of it, but the political and social commentary, when it comes into the story, is still fresh all these years later.

My favorite bit was when a hotel detec
Harish Kumar Challapalli
This is the first color edition of tin tin!!

As I have read few latest editions than these, I felt that it is not like those!! All the adventures in the latest editions are wonderful and tin tin escapes from them by his intelligence and spontaneity, where as in this one it is more of luck!!

Also the cartoons are too geeky and the narration was boring at some times!! Nevertheless the brand name of tin tin will make u read it completely and entertains u well!!
Melanie Soble
Oct 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1. This book would fall under the category of a junior book, graphic novel.
2. Tintin is a reporter who somehow gets out of extremely sticky situations. It is set in 1931 in Chicago where Tintin manages to chase down gangsters across the Midwest.
3. critique
a. As far as graphic novels go, this book is not that great. The characters lack development and the plot is pretty lame.
b. Graphic novels often lack the depth of character development, but this book goes seems to lack even a bit of develop
Nicholas Whyte
Aug 06, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the three pre-war Tintin books which are not in general circulation in English, and for fairly good reason; it's not all that good. Tintin goes to America in 1931, briefly captures Al Capone (who was still just about at liberty in real life at that stage), is himself captured by the Blackfoot tribe, and then has a series of unlikely and disjointed adventures ending with him rolling up the entire Chicago Syndicate of Gansters and sent back to Belgium as a hero. The only African-Ame ...more
Dr Rashmit Mishra
This was the first coloured edition of the tintin books and much of the racist outlook and Various propaganda were thrown out of the window, making this portrayal of Tintin much closer to the one we have known and loved

That said the Talking Dog and Characters not dying after stuff like explosion, car accident and Train accident still exists making this issue despite a much better installment than its predecessor still a book that hasn't aged well for this day and age
A disappointing start to the Tintin series. A simplistic series of incidents strung together by unlikely coincidences onto a threadbare plot. Tintin is one-dimensional and uninteresting in this story.

I know that the series gets better as I read some of the later ones to my children when they were younger. Therefore, I will persevere and hope that Hergé hits his stride quickly.
End ups being very repetitive and exhausting to read. Tintin gets saved a dozen too many times. Certainly hints at being a good book but overstays it's welcome... and at 60 pages that's quite a bad achievement.
Lilly Minasyan
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of Tin Tin, where it is just him and Snowy, before the Captain. Enjoyed it :)
Jan 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soft
color has come at last
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We love the Tin Tin series since we traveled through the Loire. Although it begins with a precise date (1931) and location (Chicago) and features a real historical figure (Al Capone), 'Tintin In America' is Herge's tribute to the mythical America of dime novels and silent serials (especially gangster stories and Westerns). There's a real 'Perils Of Pauline' quality to Tintin's misadventures, which see the young reporter and his faithful terrier Snowy attempt to clean Chicago of gangsters, and wh ...more
Fran Chartrand
Jul 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai lu Tintin en Amérique dans le cadre d'un défi de lecture, pour la catégorie "un livre banni" (interprêté au sens large du terme, quelques bibliothèques ont refusé, pendant un certain temps, de l'avoir sur leurs tablettes) et je dois dire que je ne suis vraiment pas surprise que ça soit le cas; certains passages sont tout simplement horribles, entre autres parce qu'ils contiennent des commentaires racistes, et ce même si ce genre de discours était plus accepté à l'époque.

Même en dehors de ce
Feb 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this last night to my two boys, aged 5 and 7. Holy Smokes! It's a good thing they are so young! I was actually appalled by some of the things I read. The lynching of negroes? The displacement of American native peoples? If Hergé was trying to voice his opinion on these things, I would not have suggested that he do so in a book destined for children who do not understand satire. My kids sure didn't get it, and luckily I was able to mumble through such parts, but boy oh boy! I sure wouldn't ...more
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টিনটিন সিরিজের এখানেই সমাপতি। তিনটা বই পড়েই বোর হয়ে গেছি। বই গুলার সবচে খারাপ লেগেছে যে দিকটা সেটা হচছে, যে বিপদেই টিনটিন পড়ুক না কেনো কাকতালীয়ভাবে সে বেচে যাবেই। বারবার এরকম কাকতাল বিরকত করেছে। পরতযেকটা বইয়ের এভারেজ মানের পলট, কাহিনী নিয়ে এই সিরিজ এতো নাম করলো কিভাবে সেটা আমি বুঝলাম না। বইগুলোতে টিনটিনের বুদধির ঝিলিকের কোনো নাম নিশানা নেই। শুধুমাতর কাকতালীয় ভাবে বিপদ থেকে বাচতে বাচতেই গলপ শেষ হয়।
অনেক একসপেকটেশন নিয়ে ধরেছিলাম সিরিজটা। বিরকত হয়ে বাদ দিতে হলো
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is my summer of reading Proust and Tintin! I bought the whole selection of Tintin that were available. These have action, adventure, and humor! Snowy the dog is my favorite character. You never outgrow these stories as far as I am concerned. I look forward to reading more and I am pleased to have these books as the shelves where they reside in our local library are empty! Need, I say more?!?
May 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I read all of the Tintin books as a child and loved them. I've been wanting to revisit them now that I am older. I was surprisingly disappointed with this one. I understand its a graphic novel and its for kids but even considering that, the dialogue seemed so poor and the characters motivations seemed ridiculous. This is an early book in the series so I will give a couple more a shot in hopes that they get better.
Mar 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OK now before you start screaming about the sacrilege of giving a single star to a Tintin book... take a few seconds. I love Tintin but the fact is without Haddock, Calculus or even the Thompsons the books lose their inherent comedy. And without a few good laughs Tintin comics seem to lose a lot of their lustre. So there goes...
Mimansa Bairathi
All stereotypes busted! Tintin is in the city of gangster- Chicago. Really hilarious with all the stereotypes of the time gone wrong- the accident prone railroads, the cowboys filled Wild West, forest fires, incompetent Italian gangsters, the mad rush for oil, gullible tribes and Tintin warding off all dangers with his loyal mutt Snowy!
Neste "Tintim na América", Hergé começa a marcar um estilo mais próprio. A história, apesar da falta de alguns mecanismos de linguagem, faz mais sentido e apesar de todo o heroísmo que continua a circundar a personagem principal, há uma ligeireza nos ideais em relação aos "nativos" em oposto aos livros anteriores.
Things are getting closer to the Tintin I remember. Still a bit of stereotyping going on but at least the white Americans weren't portrayed as being the nice guys. This time Tintin travels to America to investigate the mobs whose activities he disrupted in the Congo. A bit shorter than the first books and the first in colour. Onwards to the next adventure!
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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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