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Is it time for official new Tintin adventures?

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#41 · Posted: 7 Feb 2010 05:23 · Edited by: blueskirt
I don't like the recent Simpsons seasons, IMO, the 9 first seasons were brilliant but starting on season 10, the show's quality began to drop, less subtle jokes, more outlandish plots, absence of drama...

But the difference between The Simpsons and Tintin is that fans of The Simpsons have the choice. If they still like the show after the drop in quality, they can enjoy the new episodes, and nothing prevents those who don't like the recent seasons to just ignore them, stick to the older seasons, watch, cherish and treasure them, and continue to dissect and analyse every single jokes and details that made the show so great in the first place.

Tintin fans don't have that choice. I know full well that the new adventures wouldn't have the same feel as the original adventures, that management medling, the change of century, the politically correctness and plenty of other factors could ruin the new adventures in hundred of ways, that the quality of a series generally drop when the original creators aren't involved, like Asterix where the Uderzo-only run hasn't made me laugh out loud a single time and there's plenty of chance that it won't be any different for Tintin. But I'd still want them to give it a try.

Let them find the right team that will replicate as best as they can the drawing, story and humor style, with the same pacing and narration, and give us more adventures with these characters we love so much. Of course, it would not be as great as Tintin in Tibet or the Castafiore Emerald, and they would probably not continue with the wave of mysticism, postmodernist, bitterness or strangeness of the last titles, but if in the end they managed to produce some adventures as good as the The Blue Lotus to The Calculus Affair run, it wouldn't be that bad.

And if the new adventures are so horrendous, we'll always be able to ignore them and stick to the original run, but they should give it a try.
#42 · Posted: 11 Feb 2010 11:45
Personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable with official new Tintin adventures because it wouldn't seem right having the stories not being written and drawn by Herge himself and his team.

I'm not against any of it, but it's just a feeling I'd get when a new team takes over an established universe, with a form that doesn't resemble the original creator's ideas etc. I mean, yes I would allow a new team to be found, but they obviously will not be able to copy and mimic Herge the way us 'ologists enjoy the comics.

I can't imagine Tintin in anything but the current canon albums and the adaptations. Fanfiction I won't count. Seeing as our generations of today have dumbed down considerably from the time frame that Herge set Tintin, it would tough and almost unbearable to see him in the 21st century. Or even in prequels, because then a lot of research would have to be put into those and a complete reimagining of the tufty reporter maybe.

Personally, I believe it would be best to leave the idea alone; Tintin is perfect in his original form, aswell as his adventures.

#43 · Posted: 19 Apr 2010 06:52
No, I disagree with new Tintin adventures even with the new movies coming up. Although they can novelise the original Tintin comics* and re-release The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure in one book as a 'movie adaptation' or 'the original Tintin' or something like that. With different covers that include the original cover art in it, of course, to gain the public's appeal.

*But I may just be saying this to slip under the English teacher's comic detector!
#44 · Posted: 21 Apr 2010 14:09
Although they can novelise the original Tintin comics

Do they still write novels based on recently-released films? I know that they were common in the 1980s and that Alan Dean Foster in particular made a living out of them, but I assumed that they had gone out of fashion since home videos and DVDs meant that people could watch as oppose to read the movie or TV series.
#45 · Posted: 15 May 2013 23:56 · Edited by: Moderator
I personally would enjoy reading new albums. Maybe they wouldn't be as good as the ones by Hergé, but at least they would exist.

Still, I think people should stick to fan fiction. Hergé didn't want there to be new albums, and his wishes should be respected.
#46 · Posted: 4 Nov 2013 15:39 · Edited by: Moderator
We'll never know until it's been tried. I'd love to read dozens of new Tintins, hopefully every bit as good as Hergé's.
Just think of all the places Tintin hasn't been to yet: the European side of the Mediterranean, Antarctica, Canada, Indochina, Siberia, Oceania, Scandinavia (meaning the peninsula), South Africa, etc.
Think of all the characters we'd love to meet again, like Captain Chester, or Müller, or Generals Alcazar and Tapioca.
It would not be considered quite canonical by many, but it would probably be better than quite a few of the original Hergé works (Soviets and Congo for sure).
I don't feel that Tintin himself would look awkward in a modern setting, but some of the other characters might seem a little strange.
Somehow, I can't imagine Calculus sitting in front of a computer, or Ben Kalish Ezab chatting on a cellphone. But it's still worth a try.
Of course, if Hergé himself had done another 25 or so Tintin books, we wouldn't be debating this quite so much.
#47 · Posted: 12 Oct 2015 16:21 · Edited by: Moderator
Hello Tintin fans!
I searched the forums and did not find a topic matching the one I would be discussing here, so I posted a new one.
My main question is: "Should Tintin once and for all be resurrected?"

There are many Tintin fans like me who think that Tintin story must move forward and it should not be stopped to just what Hergé has written.

Tintin enjoys its own fan-following worldwide, and I think there is even more scope for a Tintin story now than ever has been.

For example, with revolutionary progress in science, Professor Calculus does make a lot of sense.

Also, with new problems in the world everyday, Tintin can definitely have some interesting adventures and storylines.

There will be comparisions made with the 'new' Tintin and the Hergé's Tintin, but I think that Tintin should not just be stopped this way. He has to move forward from 1983.

What do you think?

Moderator note: Glad to see that you checked first, before starting a new thread: we appreciate the effort. However, the subject has come up before in different ways in several threads, and this one seems to be the most suitable as the new home for your message - have a read back through it, and you will see that there have been arguments made for both positions.

However, whatever the wishes of fans, at the moment the situation has been a firm "Non" from Mme. Rodwell, the widow of Hergé, who wishes to honour her former husband's wishes that there be no further adventures for Tintin.

The Tintinologist Team
#48 · Posted: 24 Aug 2016 20:55
I'd love to see Tintin being brought back! Although Steven Spielberg And Peter Jackson have been the most recent people to do so (and very brilliantly, I may add), I don't see why he shouldn't be brought to the 21st century (see : BBC's Sherlock). Some say it might not carry the charm of the originals, but how do we know that? Tintin deserves immortality :).
#49 · Posted: 12 Sep 2016 20:53 · Edited by: OptimisticTimelord26
I really would like to see a new Tintin series, just as long as they don't ruin it, like they did with Mr. Peabody and Sherman and Smurfs. Although animation has changed drastically since the 1980's, and it's unlikely that anyone would make it 2D, it would be cool to see Tintin in a style similar to the 2011 movie.
Perhaps this new series would even go into exploring Tintin's background or something. Maybe not as far as giving a full biography, but by dropping hints and easter eggs throughout the series.
I do agree with the statements about modern political correctness. It would be hard for someone to include Haddock's drinking in the series without it being rated higher than G. Again, I go back to the 2011 movie. Spielberg did a good job of including all of the original Tintin story elements, while not making the movie inappropriate or too violent. Actually, now that I think about it, Spielberg did make cartoons in the 80's. Maybe he could make a new Tintin series!
I think this generation could use a new Tintin series. Everything in television is either dumbed down to a point of dullness or made too inappropriate for kids. The comics had the perfect middle between the two, and I think kids would enjoy watching The Adventures of Tintin.
#50 · Posted: 15 Sep 2016 12:10 · Edited by: Moderator
Yes, it's time.
But sadly it won't ever happen, due to Hergé's copyright law.
He didn't want Tintin to be touched after his death, so that's why his wife Fanny and Moulinsart keep his word. Sadly as much I want to see new adventures of Tintin, no one can do it like Hergé did.

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