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The silhouette of Tintin - a young man wearing golf trousers, running with a white fox terrier by his side - is easily one of the most recognisable visual icons of the modern world. In fact Tintin is nine years older than Superman and 10 years older than Batman, having first appeared in Belgium in 1929.
This fully revised and expanded edition of this popular pocket-sized reference book offers a comprehensive and critical overview of the Tintin series. Starting with the character's humble origins in the children's supplement of a Belgian Catholic newspaper in the 1920s, the authors track Tintin's development and success throughout the decades, including the stormy World War II years.
Each book is analysed in detail, both in the context of the series, and in its larger framework: that of the comic's medium and of society in general. The authors also look at the massive industry that has developed around the figure of Tintin, the trivia, the anecdotes, the movies and television series, and the multitude of Tintin spinoffs.
About the Authors
Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier have written and edited comic books for fifteen years, including Dr. Strange, Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Teen Titans, SuperMan's Metropolis, Tongue Lash, Batman: Nosferatu and Tales of the Shadowmen. They received the 1990 Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Arts. They are the authors of numerous non-fiction books about science fiction and fantasy such as The Doctor Who Programme Guide, Into The Twilight Zone and French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction. They have also written animation scripts for television series such as The Real Ghostbusters and Duck Tales.
Series: The Pocket Essential
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 7th May 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.983 x 11.989 x 1.092
Weight (kg): 0.095
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised