Depending on availability I have been reading the last 4 of the Tintin adventures in the haphazard way:
- Flight 714 to Sydney – finished at March 30, 2009
- Explorers to the Moon – finished at April 5, 2009
- Tintin and Picaros – finished at April 14, 2009
- Castifiore Emerald – finished at May 9, 2009
Captain Haddock’s swear words had added a few new ones, besides the usual Billions of blue blistering barnacles and thundering typhoons, Anamorphic aardvark, blue blistering bell-bottomed balderdash, pachyrhizus, guan-gatherer, thundering herds of Zapotecs etc.
I enjoyed Tintin and Picaros more than the others. The plot is good, as usual the drawings are brilliant. Except for the rare collection of Tintin in Soviet, Tintin in Congo and Tintin and the Alpha-art, I have completed the Tintin series in the Reading libraries. Herge later works are lacklustre. It loses the suspense and the plots are thinning. Overall, it is a good collection. 2 weeks ago, it has come to my knowledge that the actor Simon Pegg is going to play Tintin in the next coming movie directed by Steven Spielberg. I saw Simon Pegg in Jonathan Ross’s night show, and boy, does he look like Tintin!