Out of all the Tintin books I bought, this is the only one I got in Hardcover edition because I have a lot of memories associated with The Black Island. When I was 8 years old, I got into an accident and fractured my leg. So, after the operation I had to take 3 months holiday from school. One evening during a power cut my mom made me chicken soup, but I wouldn't drink it. She knew books were my weakness and then she pulled this mysterious looking comic called The Black Island from her bag which she had borrowed from her office's library. She later blackmailed me into drinking it if I wanted to read the book, which I of course did. I remember finishing the book in the same night under the light of a candle and then re-reading it many times over the next two weeks and begging mom to bring more books of Tintin. I have never looked back and my love for Herge's Tintin has only exponentially increased since then. A terrific, magical series both for adults and kids. One for the ages.
I'm a Tintinologist and when I got this book I was surprised because it reached me before time and the packaging was great . Then when I read this book I think this is one of the most adventurous books of The Adventures of Tintin . I prefer everyone (Especially Tintinologists ) To buy this book and enjoy it.
Childhood re-visited...Tintin is simply the best...i have collected all Egmont editions of Tin tin in paperback. I understand that hardbacks last long but frankly in my care paperback also last very long moreover i dont get the feeling of a comic book if it is bounded in hardback. For me comic books are best read and cherished as paperback.
The best comic ever. This is the original size and if you can be careful with the paper back, this can last you many years. They are slightly overpriced, and I hope Amazon runs a discount on the entire set in this size.
just go ahead and buy it if you are a fan of tin tin adventures and if you grew up watching tin tin shows and movies. definitely a timeless classic by herge that should be cherished forever. great service from amazon. received my book on time.