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Oldest Tintin book gets new colours

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 01:23

Tintin fans gather on Brussels' Grand Place to meet the Belgian reporter 'in person' as the oldest book of his adventures is to be published in colour for the first time. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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He's one of Belgium's most famous exports. So it's no surprise that a crowd of Tintin fans turned up in Brussels to meet their hero… sort of. An actor dressed as the literary adventurer arrived to Belgium's capital city Grand Place, driving in an old-fashion car. The stunt was to celebrate the oldest comic book of Tintin's adventures , 'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets' being published in colour for the first time. Fans, many of whom were dressed as Tintin or his fictional best friend Captain Haddock, were thrilled at the new release. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FAN FROM BRUSSELS DRESSED AS TINTIN, MARC BOSMANS, SAYING: "I was very happy with it when it was still in black and white but after all, why not? You have to move with the times. It's the only album that was not in colour, so maybe it's a good thing." Some fans also brought their dogs to the event - particularly those that looked like Tintin's canine companion Snowy. 'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets' was first published by author Herge in 1929. It sees the intrepid adventurer narrowly escape death in Berlin, then being pursued by Soviet secret police. It's one in a series of publications by the author. As many as 230 million Tintin books have been sold worldwide - and they've been translated into 77 languages.

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Oldest Tintin book gets new colours

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 01:23