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Secret of the Unicorn: “Le naufrage de la Licorne”

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Harrock n roll
#11 · Posted: 4 Mar 2004 02:09
Yes, very interesting that first link. I haven't seen much of that before...

#12 · Posted: 7 Sep 2004 09:32 · Edited by: Admin
"Le Soir" will start publishing the original version of "le secret de la licorne" (ie the daily strips that appeared in its pages during WWII) on September 10th!

A good opportunity for those of you who do not own the "Laffite version" from 1982 to rediscover this great adventure of Tintin.

I don't know yet if they plan to re-publish other adventures like "7 boules de cristal" , "red rackham" or the more controversial "shooting star"...

Best from Brussels,


Check this link if you are interested in the black and white version of "la licorne": http://www.objectiftintin.com/

[Edited by Admin to combine two consecutive posts.]
#13 · Posted: 7 Sep 2004 13:58 · Edited by: jock123
Thanks for the info, Pat!

Just looked at the link, and I couldn’t quite understand the detail: is it correct that they are including some previously unpublished episodes in their re-printing? And secondly, what are the A5 albums they are talking about, and how do you get them? I think it says that you will have to cut something out, but I couldn’t work out if they were pages for you to collect your strips on, or an album that you send away for - or something else entirely!

And does anyone know if the Belgian “Le Soir” has an outlet in London??
Belgium Correspondent
#14 · Posted: 7 Sep 2004 17:38
On Objectif Tintin, y'll find two informations about newspaper "Le Soir"

1)opportunity to get ,every wednesday from September 15 to October 27, A5 Tintin albums.
These are "normal" albums, the only difference will be the size.

2)from September 10, (during 58 days), Le Soir will publish every day the original strips from "Le secret de La Licorne".
Trivia Challenge Score Keeper
#15 · Posted: 8 Sep 2004 00:29
This is encouraging news - it shows that Moulinsart are happy to allow the original formats of these stories into the public domain. Hopefully soon we'll be able to see all the strips of the Le Soir years presented in book form - and then maybe an English version...?

#16 · Posted: 8 Sep 2004 09:59
The A5 albums are indeed "normal" albums, ie these are not black and white versions containing the strips from "le soir".
As far as I know, Casterman and / or Moulinsart do not plan to publish a book containg these strips, so you will have to collect them daily if you want to reconstitute the full story. "Le soir" will publish 3 strips a day during 58 days (174 strips in total). It has an outlet in london, of course. Just send them an e mail to know the address.
By the way, I got in touch with "le soir" and they told me that "la licorne" will be the only story they will re-publish as:
- "shooting star" is too controversial
- they have lost the original drawings from "red rackham"
- "7 boules" was unfinished


#17 · Posted: 8 Sep 2004 10:04
One more link (which you probably know)

Harrock n roll
#18 · Posted: 10 Sep 2004 15:15 · Edited by: Harrock n roll
I was at Borders bookshop in London's west-end and saw that they have a slot for Le Soir... which was empty. Whilst looking at the other foreign newspapers there I noticed most of them retail from £1 upwards - which means it would set you back at least £58 to buy the entire series from there...
#19 · Posted: 13 Sep 2004 20:24 · Edited by: jock123
My girlfriend, who is smarter about these things than me, discovered that you can go on-line, and buy Le Soir as PDF files. They have a weeks worth available at a time, it seems.

The rates are as follows:
15 editions for 15 euros
35 editions for 30 euros
75 editions for 60 euros

Which is cheaper than Chris’s research at Borders suggests it would be, is guaranteed delivery, makes the problem of storage minimal, and saves a tree or two.

You can actually download the front page for free, so if you look now, the last week’s covers that are there all have Tintin images on them. There are also supplementary articles and illustrations promoting the strip on the web-site.

It really is a model of efficiency to use, and unlike any site here I have encountered. Kudos to the staff at Le Soir on-line!

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