To mark this year’s Hergé centennial, this fall Little, Brown will publish three Tintin books previously unpublished in the United States, the ICv2 retail website reports. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, the first Tintin adventure drawn by Hergé, was never redrawn in a manner consistent with the later albums and has only been available in foreign facsimile reprints aimed at collectors. Tintin in the Congo has a troubled history; despite having been redrawn and re-edited twice by Hergé in his lifetime, the book is still being challenged for its depiction of colonialist attitudes (previous editions also included depictions of casual animal abuse). The third book, Tintin and Alph-Art, collects sketches and other material from Hergé’s last, unfinished work.
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