But the fact remains that Goscinny's genius is lacking.
You know, I know the famous quote by Hergé about no-one else being able to breath life into his characters, but I only just started to really look towards the possibility of a 'new' Tintin album in earnest.
I'm probably opening myself up for ridicule here, but about a year ago my wife somehow tricked me into watching "Gilmore Girls" on Netflix, and I've got to say I was really impressed. (Sucked in could also be an apt term for it!)
The 7th season actually wasn't done by the same team that both created and wrote the entire show, Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel Palladino. Due to a political screw up (my term for it) they ended up being let go, and a new team was brought in to continue the show. Long story short, the 7th season was so bad it killed the series.
I've resisted watching it up until now. And now that I am, I'm amazed at how hollow someone can really sound when the 'right' person's not creating their story. The secondary characters are all right, like Kirk, lane, etc... But the primary characters just ring hollow.
I've finally decided it's because the new writers approached the series based on the actions of the characters rather than who those characters actually 'are.' The writer's no longer had the 'real' insight into how the principles would act, think, be, do... And it really shows.
All of a sudden the very thought of Tintin being put back into publication--- in any form: novel, play, another graphic novel--- gives me cold sweats.
Maybe I'm overreacting...
P.S. - Sorry... This is a bit off-topic, I'll fully admit!