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Oldcastle Books, Sep 9, 2011 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 160 pages
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In this fully revised and expanded edition of this popular pocket-sized reference book the authors offer 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 analyzed 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 round the figure of Tintin, the trivia, the anecdotes, the movies, and television series, and the multitude of Tintin spin-offs.

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About the author (2011)

Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier have been writing and editing comic books for 15 years. Their titles include Batman: Nosferatu, Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Dr. Strange, Superman's Metropolis, Tales of the Shadowmen, and Teen Titans, and they received the Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Arts from Comic-Con. They are the authors of numerous nonfiction books about science fiction and fantasy, such as Into the Twilight Zone, and have written animation scripts for television series, such as Duck Tales and The Real Ghostbusters.

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