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Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Tintin #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  11,747 Ratings  ·  359 Reviews
In his debut adventure, Tintin is pursued by Bolshevik agents trying to prevent him from exposing the new Soviet regime. Punctuated by slapstick and political revelations, this story is based on the writings of an anticommunist Belgian ex-consul to the Ukraine. Herge's early style revealed strong graphics, influenced by photo-reporting from the period, marking the historic ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Last Gasp (first published 1930)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Tintin au pays des Soviets = Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Tintin, #1), Hergé
Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (French: Tintin au pays des Soviets) is the first volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who are sent to the Soviet Union to report on the policies of Joseph Stalin's Bolshevik government. Tintin's intent to expose the regime's secrets prompts agents from the Soviet secre
Dirk Grobbelaar

Despite suffering from a lack of any cohesive plot, poor art (compared to later entries) and political naiveté, Tintin in the land of the Soviets is still a worthwhile read for Tintin completists.

Even so, it’s not a book I would ever recommend to first time Tintin readers. It is worlds away from the genius of later entries. I would suggest reading it along with a companion work like Tintin: Herge and His Creation, which explains the troubled publication history and the influences prevalent in t
J.G. Keely
It can be an odd experience to look at the early work of an author (and artist) who later proves to be innovative and masterful. The work here is sou rough, the plotting so silly, and the characters unrecognizable to fans of the later series.

But then, no artist emerges into the world fully formed, and even Moebius had his awkward stage. In this fisrt story, Tintin himself is less the clever, charming figure of the later books. Much like Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie, the character starts off
Nandakishore Varma
Aug 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
OMG! I never knew Tintin was such a right-wing fanatic! No wonder this book was never published in India!
Είναι το κόμικ που δημιούργησε αυτό που ξέρουμε σαν γαλλοβελγική σχολή. Σε 2 χρόνια κλείνει τα 90 και είναι κακογερασμένο εν συγκρίσει ακόμα και με μεταγενέστερα έργα του δημιουργού του.
Luís C.
Tintin discovering Russia, escaping from the Soviet policies and the Cold War.
Maria Carmo
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone.
This Tin-tin adventure is quite comic, albeit the exaggerated picture about the Soviets - like a caricature of sorts! In fact, I did not know this had been the first of the series, so I assumed it was Tin-tin in Congo - less fun...
I loved reading this book and had a lot of fun with Tin-tin and Milu's fights and adventures...

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon, 2 January 2015.
Kimia carstairs
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm 16 but still a child :))
I love this series
I love Tintin
and his smart dog.I love every single thing about this series
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm revisiting this classic series in Franco-Belgian comics. Among Belgians, Tintin is something of a national symbol, almost a source of pride. In a country this small and inconsequential on the world stage, one has to savour his nation's small victories, in whichever field they may transpire. Anyway, as a result, it hardly was possible to get away from the character in one's youth. Luckily, I was -and still am -rather fond of the series.

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets , the first instalment
وائل المنعم

لماذا الآن؟
بعد خمسة وعشرين عاما تقريبا أعود لقراءة تان تان، القصص المصورة المفضلة لدي، قرأت في طفولتي وحتى المرحلة الابتدائية المئات من القصص المصورة (ميكي وسوبرمان وجرينديزر وغيرها الكثير) بعدها اقتصرت قراءاتي للقصص المصورة على أعداد ميكي التي احضرها لأطفال العائلة.
أعود لقراءة تان تان الآن لسببين:
الأول أنني في انتظار طفلي الأول (عليا) - باقي لها من الزمن حتى تراني ثلاثة شهور بإذن الله - والصورة الأكثر جاذبية لفكرة أبوة طفلة صغيرة هي طف
Dr Rashmit Mishra
Re - read this today and i gotta say i still like it , ofcourse having been first published during the 1930s the book has it's fair share of problem like the whole Soviet propaganda and being focussed more on a goofy take on adventures of tintin rather than the later days mystery / detective style . To be fair the Comic hasn't aged well at all and yet , there's something about Tintin that i really like ,the adventure of Tintin is especially fun as no matter how many tough corners Tintin found hi ...more
Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
কেউ কেউ ভাগযকরমে কখনোই পুরোপুরি বড় হয়ে যায় না। আমার বলতে ভাল লাগে আমি তাদের একজন। টিনটিন রিভিশন শুরু... ঝকঝকে সকযান করা সবগুলো পিডিএফ হাতে পড়েছে তাই। যদিও আমার সংগরহে পাঁচটি অথবা সাতটি (পাঁচটি দেখতে পাচছি, হিসাবে আরও দুটো থাকার কথা কিনতু পাচছি না) বই রয়েছে। তবে এবার সিরিয়াল অনুযায়ী পড়া যাবে। যেগুলোর কখনো নাগাল পাইনি সেগুলোও পড়া যাবে। খুউউউউশিইইই!! ...more
Nov 04, 2015 added it
Shelves: art, other, tintin
اولین تن تن و شروعی بر این شخصیت همیشه جذاب.
3.5 stars

I know these books are quite colonial, racist and derogatory. But, these are the very first French comics I fell in love with as a teen, so it does have sentimental value. Going back to Tintin, I've realised quite disconcertingly that all I feel is annoyance for Tintin. I'm a forlorn mother, thinking, "No Tintin, you cannot blow up shit in another country and avoid prosecution" "No, that's not how gravity works" "What are you doing ramming full speed into a train HAVE YOU NO BRAINS, TH
Patrick Fisackerly
Unlike the other Tintin books, this was written in daily (or possibly weekly?) installments and not as a "graphic novel" (for lack of a better term). And it reads that way - it's incredibly episodic and repetitive (how many times will Tintin dress up as the bad guys to fool them? A lot), but it's cute and there are glimpses of the kind of humor for which the series would later come to be known. Not a great book, but cute for what it is.
Jon(athan) Nakapalau
Written in 1929 this Tintin adventure gives us a glimpse into the recent Bolshevik revolution in Russia. As such it is a very important document that will be enjoyed by those who are interested in the history of modern Russia.
Ramin Azodi
بعد از یه هفته دنبال کتاب های قدیمی تن تن ام گشتن بالاخره پیداشون کردم و زین پس برنامه بیست و چهار شب آینده اینه: شبی یک کتاب تن تن قبل از خواب
Jan 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No-one, not even Tintin fans
This was so horrible that I'm worried that my review will sound like the typical 'looking at the past through a modern lens' type of thing, which I can’t stand.

I hope my reaction is not based in the clumsy political propaganda that the book exhibits, that is obviously one of the reasons for the book being written in the first place (it was commissioned for the purpose of distorting the negativity of life in Soviet Russia). Nor, I hope, is it based in the poor humor – I get that language, humor a
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
De los tres que he leído, este es el que menos me ha gustado; de hecho, lo he disfrutado más bien poco. Sé que Tintín no es solo una historia de aventuras, que tiene un transfondo, que se centra en otros temas. En este caso, la política impregna las páginas de este tomo, y es por ello que lo he disfrutado menos. También es verdad que las ilustraciones no tienen el encanto de los otros.

Dec 31, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009
This very early Tintin is all black and white line drawings. The art is quite expressive and there is a lot of physical comedy. This is sort of the Three Stooges Tintin, I think. The story is even more ridiculous than in later Tintin adventures and while Tintin shows signs of the sanctimonious little guy he becomes later, he's actually a bit of a jerk. I think this is a must for any Tintin fan, if only for historical interest.
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soft
there certainly is room for improvement
Indah Threez Lestari
#Program BUBU

Review komik Tintin di Tanah Sovyet? Lho, kayaknya sudah pernah deh!

Iya benar, review komik ini sudah pernah kuposting saat Posbar BBI bulan November 2012. Dan di situ dengan pedenya aku menyebutkan bahwa koleksi lengkap Tintin versi Indiraku aman sentausa di gudang rumah Cirebon. Padahal mah... .·`(>▂<)`·.

Marilah kita bersama-sama berdoa bagi para buku yang telah meninggalkan kita...
Mengheningkan cipta, mulai...

Nah, akibat tragedi bablas bukune yang menyayat hati itu, aku
I am a huge Tintin fan. I love the adventure, the humor, and of course, Snowy.

This one was not my favorite. It had humor and I love the interplay between Tintin and Snowy, but I thought it ended abruptly. The story wasn't as well done as some of the later ones. This is the very first one in the series so that is probably why.

Still, I was glad to read this. Tintin rocks!
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
قصص جميلة ومثيرة مثلما اِشتُهِر عنها..
التقييم على التشويق والمغامرة في القصة،
ليس لي دخل بفكرة الغرب عن السوفييت والنازعات
التي حدثت بينهم وقتئذ..
قررت فقط ان استمتع بالقصة..
من الجميل أن تضيف لقراءتك شيء ينتمي للثقافة العالمية
Nawrin Boshra
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well, I have decided to re-read the Tintin series. Let's see how it goes.
I wonder what communist fans think of this book! :P

But a Hergé is always a delight to read, right?

Reading the first book after the more refined later ones gives you an idea of how the prolific cartoonist progressed in his genre where he is an epic. The typical storyline and Hergé-framework exists there from the very first book, as it seems, which has also framed the blue-prints of the comics that came later with the same structure, albeit certain nuances changed and some characteristics changed
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Frühwerk, spät veröffentlicht

Das wird manchem nicht gefallen: Dieser Titel ist einfach, und ganz besonders im Vergleich mit den anderen "Tim und Struppi"-Titeln, schlecht. Als Leser eines Unterhaltungsmediums interessiert mich nicht, ob es eventuell ein "zeitgeschichtliches Dokument" ist oder nicht. Ich liebe diese Comicreihe; trotzdem sollte man so ehrlich sein, und nicht, nur weil man die anderen Titel einer Reihe mag, diesen Band überbewerten.

Die Zeichnungen sind weit entfernt von dem, was He
Dec 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
Herge' didn't realize that his Tintin character was going to become a big deal when his boss told him to create a work of anti-Soviet propaganda for children. Apparently he didn't put much effort or thought into it, and was pretty embarrassed by it once his character and career started to take off, refusing to render a color version and keeping the original black and white version from being reprinted for as long as he could. Well, he was right to be embarrassed; "Land of the Soviets" is painful ...more
After finally watching the new Tintin movie last night I thought it would be good to take a walk down memory lane and reread all the comics. I found that I'd never read the very first book (or I couldn't remember it) and I have to say that if this was my introduction I would never have continued reading them.

This first Tintin book was written between 1929-1930 for the right-wing newspaper Hergé was working for. It was written to be an anti-communist propaganda piece for children. In it Tintin is
Dettie Leestafel
Dit eerste stripboek (1930) over Kuifje viel ooit onder de verboden boeken! Nu is dat bijna onbegrijpelijk.

Het is een rommelig verhaal dat van onzin aan elkaar hangt. Het is nauwelijks een échte Kuifje te noemen maar is het wel. Ik ben er niet kapot van. (sorry voor de Kuifjefans)
Het verhaal hangt als los zand in elkaar en Kuifje weet op de meest bizarre manieren altijd te overleven. Eenmaal terug in Brussel wordt hij door een grote menigte toegejuicht, het waarom ontgaat me ook, want in feite
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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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