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Tintin in the Congo: Published by Casterman?

calculite
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#1 · Posted: 20 Dec 2011 01:39
Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I have searched, and nothing came up. Also, this is a very specific question.
Okay, I have just bought a copy of Tintin in the Congo in black-and-white.
These are the only English versions I have heard of:

Tintin in the Congo-1991, Sundancer, black & white
Tintin in the Congo-?2002?- Last Gasp and Casterman, black & white
Tintin in the Congo-2005, Egmont, Color

The version I have bought claims to be the black-and-white version. I bought it on Amazon.com. Here's the exact page I went to If you notice, when I scroll down the product description claims to be published in English by Casterman on September 3, 1991. But all I've seen have Sundancer publish this version. Also, the picture shows Tintin with Snowy and a leopard in the background.
Three questions here:
a)Why does it say Casterman published this?
b)Is Sundancer the same as Casterman?
c)This is not completely related, but what year was the second black-and-white version I mentioned published in? 2002 or 2004?
Tintinrulz
Member
#2 · Posted: 20 Dec 2011 12:54 · Edited by: Tintinrulz
Hmm... my copy is exactly the same. I had so much trouble tracking it down in the late 1990's. I checked over 40 online sites and only found it in-stock on Amazon.fr

a) Casterman did publish the book. They also own the rights to printing Herge's art. I think Sundancer just owns the rights to the English translation.

b) No, I don't think so. Sundancer (London) is a separate publishing house from Casterman (Belgium).

c) The first B/W printing was published in 1991. As I remember it, the cream-coloured facsimile (the second B/W printing) was published much later, in 2004.
calculite
Member
#3 · Posted: 20 Dec 2011 20:43 · Edited by: calculite
You say you have the copy. Is it B&W, with the leopard cover? Sorry for asking, my copy hasn't arrived yet. Also, is it in English?
Tintinrulz
Member
#4 · Posted: 21 Dec 2011 03:23 · Edited by: Tintinrulz
Yes, my copy of Tintin in the Congo has an oil-painting of Tintin on the cover. He's wearing safari clothing and a pith helmet and standing in the jungle with Snowy at his side. A leopard approaches from the right. Yes, my B/W copy is in English. It was published by Casterman back in 1991.

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