Tintin has been popular in Europe since his inception but to those across the pond little is known about this Belgium boy detective; so who is Tintin? Tintin is a young Belgian reporter who through heroic action solves mysteries that are presented at the start of each comic book. Tintin was first introduced to the world in Tintin in the Land of the Soviets. Tintin was the creation of George Remi under he pen name Herge and was first introduced in a Belgium paper in 19289-1930.
Tintin and the Land of the Soviets was a political satire that poked fun at the Soviets claims to having a thriving economy and found an audience due to many people’s unease with the Soviet Empire. Remi himself had distrust for the Soviet Empire.
The Tintin comic series have an almost formulaic feel about it. The readers will see Tintin have to both solve a mystery but also but together an article fo his paper in most of his adventures.
A perfect example of how Herge put his Tintin albums together is Tintin and the Black Island. In The Black Island Tinitn sees a plane make an emergency landing and goes to try and help. Tintin tries to help the pilot but the pilot attempts to shoot him instead. Tintin then recovers in hospitable where he finds out that a similar plane crashed in a field in Sussex from the detectives Thompson and Thompson.
The logical step for Tintin is to now solve the mystery for himself. The adventure thus starts leading Tintin to be accused of assault and theft of a fellow passenger on a train journey and later kidnapped and forced to jump off a cliff (saved by his dog snowy before he is made too). The trail sends Tintin to an Island off Scotland where stories of a mythical beast that kills is said to live. Tintin discovers the Island to be the hideout of forgers and cleverly captures them and holds them till the police arrive.
The reader will always see Tintin solve the mysteries put before him though some adventures are set over two books such as Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon. Herge will allow the reader to see Tintin unravel mysteries but strangely hardly ever handing in an article. At the end of most of the albums you will see Tintin recieving a hero’s reception with his side kick Snowy and Captain Haddock.
Tintin is a heroic young man but lacks the color of many of the other characters that appear in the comic books. Herge created a chararcter in Tintin with neutral attitudes which makes him easier to understand.
Tintin is going to become even more popular culminating with the first of three Tintin movies being released most likely early 2010. The Tintin movie will be directed by Steven Spielberg andto find out more please visit the website Le Tintin Movie.