The Adventures of Tintin: Reporter for "le Petit Vingtième" : in the Land of the Soviets

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Last Gasp of San Francisco, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 137 pages
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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 debut of a major artist.

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

User Review  - Dan Wilson - Goodreads

This is where Tintin begins. It is a bit rough in every way--art, story, research, politics. Herge did not take great pride in this one, and so never chose to re-release it in color. He only consented ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Morgan Golf-french - Goodreads

Read in German. Read full review

About the author (2003)

'Hergé' was born Georges Remi on 22 May, 1907 in Etterbeek, a suburb of Brussels, in Belgium. After leaving school, he worked for the daily newspaper, Le XXe Siècle (The 20th Century). He was responsibe the for the section of the newspaper designed for children. Tintin, the main character in his works, was introduced on January 10, 1929 in a story entitled 'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.' Each story ran as a comic strip in the newspaper and then was published as a book. Some of these books were adapted for the small screen including The Crab With The Golden Claws, Star of Mystery, Red Rakham's Treasure, Black Island, Objective Moon and The Calculus Affair. French TV produced longer versions of twenty of the books in 1992, which have been broadcast in over fifty countries. On 3 March, 1983, he died in Brussels. At the time of his death, he was working on Tintin and the Alpha-Art, which was published in an unfinished form.

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