Ha, that's pretty awesome! Tin Tin is one of those comics I always mean to get into but never manage to pick up. I liked the cartoon as a kid and I loved the movie so I hope I'll get around to actually reading it one of these days.
"Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to shake things up, but we're going to have to get some pants on this one."
I forgot how unfamiliar Tintin is to Americans! The mummy of Rascar Capac is from the two-part story The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun. And its damn good.
Yeah, he's a rarity here. Other than an obscure cartoon that aired on HBO in the early 90's and the recent film I don't think he's had much exposure over here at all.
It's hard to imagine. Tintin and Asterix are practically required reading in primary school. Most Australians are far more likely to have read them than any Marvel or DC characters (Yes, even Batman).
I disagree. we used to read Tin Tin in elementary school all the time.
I am 32, so maybe that isn't the case anymore, but it was then.
I can't recommend Tintin enough, though it's probably better if you grew up with it. And Asterix is pretty damn awesome too, especially the first 24 when René Goscinny was writing them.
I've read a couple of Tintin albums and, although I liked them, they didn't... grab me, you know? Should give them another short.
Love Asterix, though.
I just started collecting the Asterix omnibuses with the restored artwork. They're really brilliant, though unfortunately the hardcovers are already out of print. It's madness. Omnibuses belong in hardcover, not paperback.
I'm buying 'em now, too! I had to get 1 and 2 in softcover because the hardbacks where already OOP, but I've been quick to buy the subsequent ones close to the release dates for the hardcovers.
Ah, appreciate the correction on the spelling of Tintin :) That fore-mentioned friend of mine is letting my borrow his collection. Looking forward to getting into these!
And I will have to look into Asterix as well.
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