Tintin & Co

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Last Gasp, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 131 pages
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Leading British Tintinologist and journalist, Michael Farr, presents his choice of the dozen most important and colorful characters from The Adventures of Tintin, revealing their origins, and inspirations, and the source of their enduring fascination. This handsome, lavishly-illustrated volume takes a closer look at the remarkable cast that enriches the adventures:
Snowy from Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, 1929-30, Coco from Tintin in the Congo, Snowy and arch-villian Boerto Rastapopoulos from Tintin in America Boerto Rastapopoulos and the hapless Thom(p)sons in Cigars of the Pharaoh Boerto in The Blue Lotus unpredictable Captain Haddock in The Crab with the Golden Claws, (1941) inventor Professor Calculus, and prima donna Banica Castafiore in King Ottokar's Sceptre (1938)
delinquent Arab prince Abdullah smug insurance salesman Jolyon Wagg constant revolutionary General Alcazar the sinister Teutonic villain Muller

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A fawning, superficial overview of the Tintin oeuvre. I was quite unimpressed with the two Farr books.

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