for a book which I don't really like, it has come to be the album of which I have most copies!
I had to laugh when I read that because it is the same for me.
It is my least favourite Tintin book, but I have the Sundancer 1991 edition, plus the French cream facsimile, plus I am getting the English new colour version and the French facsimile colour edition (including exploding rhino).
I think when I manage to get my hands on the English cream facsimile edition, I'll get rid of the French version of that, as it does seem a bit excessive having so many copies of the thing!
Speaking of the English cream facsimile edition, is there anywhere online that I can buy it
I know that the Tintin shop hasn't got any in at the moment, but I can't find it anywhere else either. Not on the Casterman site even, let alone any of the international Amazon sites...
I only want to get it so that when I'm an old man and kick the bucket I have a collection of the complete set in English to leave my relatives...
But back on topic, I wish it was one of my favourite Tintin albums that had three versions (i.e. black and white; facsimile; colour redrawn version). Why did it have to be Congo
Still, "L'isle Noir" and"Au Pays de L'or Noir" are great ones to have in their different forms.
It is rather like the missing Doctor Who
episodes; some of the ones from the 1960's that survived are hardly the best examples of the show, whereas some of the most celebrated stories ended up being lost.
Well, maybe it is nothing like that at all, but my mind seemed to find a correlation.
Actually, if I kick my brain into gear (only just got up this morning New Zeland time) I should have remembered that "Tintin in America" and "Cigars of the Pharaoh" were completely redrawn from the original artwork, whereas after that it tended to be the original drawings that were shrunk and coloured to be put into their current form. With the addition of background detail of course.