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Tintin in America

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2003

    First Bite At The (Big) Apple

    This is the first of the readily available Tintins-and it shows. At this stage it's still very much a kid's cartoon, with none of the subtext, irony and clever quirks that make the later ones great, and resorts too often to cliche. (Luckily that would be overcome in the next two...) Herge's American setting is two-dimensional and typical, as could be dreamed up by any eight-year old who's been to the movies. It also complicates an issue that the jury's still out on: Can people hear Snowy talk?- Here Tintin seems to have a conversation with him, while in later stories, it would be more of an aside to the reader... I think the blandness of our hero is partly to blame: he needs his supporting cast, such as the Thom(p)sons, and you know who... It's fun to read, but I would hesitate to call it a classic, or on par with the others.

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