Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Real Adventures of Tintin

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on November 12, 2007

A volume collecting all 108 parts of an serial published in France, 1933-1935 featuring a hero named Tintin . . .


who has many adventures, including firing a gun while hanging by a rope:

rescuing fellow aerialists:

diving into Niagara Falls:

and being caught up in an opium den!

before he is reunited with his loving sister:


But wait!

There’s more thrilling adventure in the sequel,
which puts our hero in Outer Space . . .

where he battles a Cyclops:

and holds a strange larva in his hand:


But that’s not all!!!

In both issues, the lucky reader gets prizes!
In the first part, a model plane to assemble:

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In the second part, a model space ship with a cutaway view:

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and a thematic game:

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Shades of Chris Ware!

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  1. Tom A said, on April 11, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Great stuff. Is this related to the comic Tintin?

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