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Tintin in Tibet: 01/31/19

Tintin in Tibet

Tintin in Tibet by Hergé is the twentieth in the series. I've reviewed a few others about a decade ago. This review doesn't signal a plan to do more reviews from this series. Consider this a one off.

My husband and I have been watching the old Avengers television series. In the last series before Emma Peel's introduction, there's an episode where Steed is shown reading Tintin in Tibet. I was honestly just curious to see if my local library had a copy; they did.

Tintin gets the news that his Chinese friend has died in a plane crash in the Himalayas. Convinced that this isn't true, Tintin decides to head there to mount a rescue.

What follows is Tintin stubbornly heading into the most dangerous passes and losing most of his hired help for basically being an ass. The Tibetans are stereotyped as superstitious and simple minded. Of course then they end up being right (sort of) because there is in fact a yeti.

But Tintin is also shown to be right (sort of) because Chang is alive. He's been rescued (sort of) and is now in the care (kidnapped by) the yeti.

Reading it for the context with the 1965 Avengers was interesting. It's by no means a great comic. It's not something I would have read by itself.

Three stars

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