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#51 · Posted: 7 Oct 2005 22:10
I was wondering if I can ask a question regarding the Last Gasp B&W facsimiles. I am wondering if they have done a version of "Tintin in the Congo" with the mustard cover and the four colour plates throughout it, or whether they have just done a reprint of the older larger "Petit Vingtieme" version with the green cloth spine and without the four colour plates throughout?

I ask, because I thought I saw a copy of the one with the colour plates in english here (in New Zealand) in a bookshop recently but cannot track it down now. Can anyone please help? I would like to have both versions in English (I already have the older "Petit Vingtieme") to be a completist obssessive fan! LOL.


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#52 · Posted: 8 Oct 2005 10:47
It's a facsimile of the Petit XXe version, actually.

I've never heard of an English version of the 'colour-plate' Congo, although if I do come across one, I shall let you know ! :o) The French version is available from Amazon.fr, if that would help at all ...
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#53 · Posted: 8 Oct 2005 12:22
In fact there is an English facsimile of Tintin in the Congo (with colour plates) which heruursmith mentions. It was released last year at the same time as America. The (UK) Tintin Shop sells them but it appears to be out of stock at the moment.

One other distinction I think should be made; all of the English facsimiles have been commisioned and published by Casterman. Last Gasp have publishing rights to the US but have nothing at all to do with the commisioning or production of these books.

In future it might be better for us to ask Casterman for the release dates as Last Gasp are just as much at the mercy of their release schedules as we are :)
#54 · Posted: 8 Oct 2005 22:20
Thanks for both of your responses. I thought I must have imagined it, as I cannot find the "colour plate" version anywhere online - either to buy or even mentioned really. But I guess it must just be in need of another print perhaps? Or the shops may need a re-supply from the publishers maybe...

I have the french version (along with the rest of the B&W facsimile editions) but because my french is only at a limited school level I find it easier to read these books in english. Also it is probably a good idea as a collector to get all the editions in a range of books even if it does mean doubling up on some titles in different languages.

Thanks again,

#55 · Posted: 9 Feb 2006 06:47
Mourlineart Japan announce that all 9 b/w tintin books will be translated to Japanese.

Here is the information of black and white, Japanese Edition.

Automatic translation (for your help)
http://ocn.amikai.com/amiweb/browser.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.taiyosha .co.jp%2Ftintin%2Fmono.html&display=2&langpair=2%2C1&c_id=ocn&lang=JA& toolbar=yes
#56 · Posted: 19 Apr 2009 17:07
Well English translations for the 4 remaining B & W books have been done.But moulinsart wont give a realease date.I remember the wait from getting Tintin in the Congo and Tintin in American in the black and white format.Lets hope end of this year,early next.
Linda UK
#57 · Posted: 28 Jun 2012 15:28

I hope someone could clearly explain, or anyone who knows, exactly what English language B&W facsimiles are available, and whats in or out of print, or when they were last published and printed?

Like most fans i have the obvious B&W Land of The Soviets, and Congo, from when they were about in 1999.

I also have the B&W Tintin in America, which some friends surprised me with when they came back from New York in 2004-05.

I know, and have read all in this thread, that others have been published, but i'm not really sure if all have been, and if so, exactly what is available, and if any are still in print.

Although i'd really like a few, if not all, of the B&W facsimiles, i wouldn't be prepared to pay high-price auction sites collector prices, but would certainly like to get some now if they are at all available at prices similar to the English colour facsimiles?

Out of the early B&W books that i'd seriously like to add to my collection, my favourites would be Black Island and King Ottokar's Sceptre, and possibly Blue Lotus or Cigars of The Pharaoh.

Any up to date information on these books recent publishing details, availability, reviews, and price estimates, would be very helpful.

In the case of these not being in print or easily obtainable in English, then any alternative information on the French/Belgian versions could also be useful to know.
#58 · Posted: 29 Jun 2012 15:34
Linda UK
The Tintinologist Official Tintin Books' guide indicates that English black & white facsimile editions of "Blue Lotus" and "Cigars of the Pharaoh" are available.

However, I can only find them on American websites. They do not appear to be available in Britain.

You can find "Cigars" on Amazon.com (US) and "Blue Lotus" on the same site.

Linda UK:
any alternative information on the French/Belgian versions could also be useful to know.

What kind of information?
Linda UK
#59 · Posted: 29 Jun 2012 18:01

Thanks, i'll have a look at the link you gave.
I did do a basic Google search on the B&W books, and seemed to only find rather expensive copies (Blue Lotus) on ebay, etc.

I wondered if either Black Island or Ottokar's Sceptre had been released in B&W English Facsimiles.

The information i referred to regarding alternative French/Belgian B&W Facsimiles, was in the case of the English B&W books being either out of print, or not released, and thought in that case maybe French versions existed in print at reasonable prices - like the colour Facsimiles?
#60 · Posted: 29 Jun 2012 18:39 · Edited by: mct16
Linda UK
The British branch of Amazon is making many French comics available here and these include the old Tintin B&W editions:

"Cigars of The Pharaoh" as "Tintin fac-simile nb - les cigares du pharaon";
"Blue Lotus" as "Le lotus bleu";
"Broken Ear" as "Tintin fac-simile nb - l'oreille cassee";
"Black Island" as "Tintin fac-simile nb - l'ile noire";
"King Ottokar's Sceptre" as "Tintin fac-simile nb - le sceptre d'ottokar";
"Crab with the Golden Claws" as "Tintin fac-simile nb - le crabe aux pince d'or".

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