and not breaking hergé rules
Herge's rules were not to release books with new
plots, not releasing new books as in "black-and-white books in colour".
There's already been two reprints of the standard colour edition, and the Casterman colour edition (the one I have) still seems to be in print.
Yes. that's because those books already been release. it's different then today. and yes. there's no need for them to release them again.
I think you've got the wrong end of the stick - you said that Congo
won't be accepted these days, but I used the example of the colour Casterman printing still being in print as an example that it's being accepted, not to say a coloured black-and-white edition is pointless!
Also, it just happens that the Congolese themselves like the book...
you see what i mean?
I'm not sure, actually. Could you explain to me what your point was in that post?
He's says it. it's real. he doesn't like this book because it's racist and the animal killing.
Hmmm...I've never seen that quote - if you ever find the source for it, let me know.
However, I think that he actually said that when he did the book, he didn't know better as racism was everywhere (from boot polish brands to street names), and animal killing in foreign countries was normal (I wouldn't go as far as to say that "it was the laws back then", though). He just copied what was around him, so, as you wrote, it wasn't his fault. However, he didn't explicitly say that he didn't like Congo
, so we don't know for sure.
he doesn't like soviets
I recall there was a thread at one point, where the other Tintinologists talked about how Herge did
want to re-do it, but he couldn't as he didn't have his own edition and the artwork was missing (until one of his interviewers found it in a poster-tube near the Studios Herge lavatories...), but I can't find it now - maybe somebody else remembers it too?
Back to Congo
has said in another forum about Congo
, if he really didn't like the book, then he might have changed the plot slightly in the coloured edition. Either that, or he could have just left it in black-and-white and let it sink to obscurity, like his Mr. Mops
comics. True, he did replace the "exploding rhino" scene with a scene of a rhino accidently almost shooting Tintin, but that was at the request of the Scandinavian (?) publishers.