Introducing the newly colourised 1932 edition ofTintin in America, which has been published with two different covers.This cover featuring Tintin and Snowy round the Campfire is exclusive to the UK.The adventure begins in the 27th August 1931 edition of Le Petit Vingtième. Its when our young reporter boards a liner at Cherbourg bound for America.
Whereas in Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, Hergé denounced Bolshevism, here he criticizes savage capitalism and its cohort of injustices, embezzlement and violence. He shows the banishment of Indians from their lands by the government’s army at the demand of greedy developers. And he reveals the lynching of Blacks. He ridicules the mass production of livestock into sausages via a conveyor belt. But Hergé is not insensitive to the American dream, to the voluntary energy of progress, to the magnificent landscapes. A story full of contrasts, sometimes burlesque humour, adventure of course… and a return to the sources which lets us see the strengthening of Hergé’s developing talent.
Between 1931 and 1932, the 120 black-and-white pages ran in serial form in the children’s supplement of the Belgian daily newspaper, Le XXe Siècle. Then in 1932 published as a book by Éditions du Petit Vingtième. In 1942, Hergé began redesigning this story by condensing it into 62 colour pages for publication in 1946 by Casterman.
Now eighty-nine years after its creation, Moulinsart has carried out the colourisation of the original version. Following the same colour palette of the original versions of Tintin in the Land of the Soviets and Tintin in the Congo. The colour is set within the original black flat tints. The results are magnificent, a real hommage to the master himself.
Dimension: 21.5 cm x 29.7 cm, 124 pages, English Hard cover