Do you compare Tintin and Asterix as the same thing ?
There is this lovely TV interview which includes Herge and the creators of Asterix during which Goscinny remarks that Tintin is about adventure with humour, whereas Asterix is about humour with adventure. So in that respect I suppose that they are rather like chalk and cheese.
why is there never any comparison between Tintin and Blake and Mortimer.mortimer has the grumpy Captain Haddock attitude after all.
I wouldn't quite compare an old sea dog to a man of advanced science. Mortimer may display frustration at times but he's hardly the sort who loses his temper at the drop of a hat and yells abuse using the strangest terms that one can come up with.
Jacobs' stories are far more serious and, I think, have a darker side to them compared to Herge, who was more inclined to be humourus about his subjects.
Haddock and Tintin have very different personalities: brawn and brains; middle-age and youth; one drinks and smokes heavily, the other does not; Haddock can be narrow-minded, while Tintin is more open in his views.
Blake and Mortimer on the other hand have many similarities: they are of the same age; both smoke pipes and enjoy a good whisky and sherry; and are highly intelligent and leading figures in their fields, be it science or espionage.
Tintin has never realy been compared to Marvel comics there both comics so why are they never compared.
One thing I like about Tintin is that it is straightforward adventure. Each book can be read on its own merit. One thing I don't like about modern comics is that they are ongoing soap operas in which you have to read future issues in order to find out about the characters' past. There's this manga for example which features two characters living together under strange circumstances but after half-a-dozen issues it is still not clear how these circumstances came about. Good for sales I suppose, but very frustrating.
Whereas a Tintin adventure could be said to be a one-off movie, Marvel and DC are more like never-ending soap-operas.
I recently read on the net that Spider-Man's 20-year marriage to Mary-Jane has been totally wiped out of the continuity due to some kind of time warp as if it never happened in the first place. A similar time warp has even brought Batman's late protege Jason Todd (aka Robin II) back to life after being dead for 15 years. I can't stand that sort of thing. If Haddock was killed and brought back to life then it would be in the course of a single adventure and there would be a logical explanation, not a time warp which meant that all the previous storylines were now null and void.
Let's face it. Tintin is unique and has a charm that other series will find hard to match (least of all Batman and X-Men).