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Graphic Novel Review – Herge – Tin-Tin – The Broken Ear

1945 – Egmont Press – Spoiler alerts.

Herge’s 6th complete Tin-Tin adventure, with cameos for the bungling Thompson Twin detectives, but before the introduction of Captain Haddock.

Tin-Tin investigates the theft of a South American fetish statue from a Parisian museum. His investigation involves forgeries, a talking parrot, a revolution, deadly but incompetent assassins and a revolution.

A thrill ride story with chases to rival any Indiana Jones movie and a plot reminiscent of The Maltese Falcon.

I particularly like the scenes of Tin-Tin facing a firing squad as the regime frequently changes round him confusing the army so much that Tin-Tin finds himself promoted to their Colonel.

Snowey gets a fair bit to do too and there are neat plot twists and complications throughout.

Arthur Chappell

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maxeen wrote on January 11, 2015, 8:12 AM

So popular these days with the young ones,some things go on for ever..

stbrians wrote on January 11, 2015, 9:03 AM

arthurchappell Very interesting that you have raised my appetite for the story. Thanks

Kasman wrote on January 11, 2015, 9:46 AM

I have never read a Tin Tin book but I remember an animated series on UK TV when I was a child and it still appears in cartoon form in some UK newspapers.

Koalemos wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:56 AM

I used to watch the cartoon versions of Tin Tin often when I was younger.

BodieMor wrote on January 12, 2015, 12:01 AM

I always enjoyed the Adventures of Tin-Tin so I must also see the movie. Don't know why I never did. Have you seen it? Review???

arthurchappell wrote on January 12, 2015, 2:01 AM

BodieMor I reviewed it on another site when it came out but in general it is very good, with a great non-James Bond role for Daniel Craig, but the ending is rather flat after so much high action and comedy before it

BodieMor wrote on January 12, 2015, 8:44 PM

Well, flat ending or not, I'm planning to seek it out on Netflix or Hulu! emoticon :smile: