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Tintin in the Land of the Soviets by Hergé
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Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1929)

by Hergé

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Series: Tintin. Black & White (1)

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Tintin the boy reporter is sent to Soviet Russia with his dog, Snowy, to report on the economy and the activities of the police.
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    Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob by Jenny Jaeckel (Artymedon)
    Artymedon: Both are graphic novels, both take place in the East, both are narrations of westerners confronted with a different culture as the storyline of Tintin was inspired by a book written on a travel to Russia by a journalist. Only difference the time period.
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Slapstick adventures of TinTin and Snowy as they try to go to Moscow. Trains, planes, boats, cars, bombs, bullets, chloroform, drowning, crashing, fist fighting, and banana peels in a battle with OGPU.
The first in Herges series. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
My review, as posted in Tintin Books

The perils of this album are well-documented: written before Herge awoke to a wider worldview, and when he was still a pencil for hire, this is a propaganda piece and nothing more. Tintin as a reporter is an Everyman thrust into a land of corrupt politicians, and evil overlords.

To me, there's something messily beautiful about Herge's boyish scrawl. It's not polished, true, but that pudgy little potato boy and his scruffy dog make for delightful heroes, even if they barely do anything individual here at all. It's certainly a trademark of Tintin that henchmen concoct elaborate schemes to bring him down, but most of the time here he seems to slip out of these by chance in this book.

It makes sense though, since this book was published as a serial not one album, of course. Still a fascinating insight into how much Tintin himself doesn't really change: he becomes no less ambiguous in his nature and personality (a blank slate, I fear) but his investigative skills certainly do get better.

Even here, Herge is managing to capture atmosphere in his panels very well; it's just a pity that the atmosphere is so rigidly stereotyped. ( )
  therebelprince | Dec 14, 2019 |
My review, as posted in Tintin Books

The perils of this album are well-documented: written before Herge awoke to a wider worldview, and when he was still a pencil for hire, this is a propaganda piece and nothing more. Tintin as a reporter is an Everyman thrust into a land of corrupt politicians, and evil overlords.

To me, there's something messily beautiful about Herge's boyish scrawl. It's not polished, true, but that pudgy little potato boy and his scruffy dog make for delightful heroes, even if they barely do anything individual here at all. It's certainly a trademark of Tintin that henchmen concoct elaborate schemes to bring him down, but most of the time here he seems to slip out of these by chance in this book.

It makes sense though, since this book was published as a serial not one album, of course. Still a fascinating insight into how much Tintin himself doesn't really change: he becomes no less ambiguous in his nature and personality (a blank slate, I fear) but his investigative skills certainly do get better.

Even here, Herge is managing to capture atmosphere in his panels very well; it's just a pity that the atmosphere is so rigidly stereotyped. ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 30, 2018 |
Ok, wow. It's like reading a completely different series! It's more like Gaston Lagaffe. ( )
  julie.bonjour | Dec 7, 2017 |
TIntin in America, Cigars of the Pharaoh, The Blue Lotus
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
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Hergéprimary authorall editionscalculated
Janzon, Allan B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janzon, KarinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wahlberg, BjörnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Kuifje, reporter van de "Petit Vingtième".
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Um wie immer dem Leser zu dienen und ihn über aktuelle Dinge stets auf dem Laufenden zu halten, hat das "XX. Jahrhundert" einer seiner besten Reporter nach Sowjetrussland geschickt: Herr Tim!
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