Saturday, January 07, 2012

Best Tintin websites and links

Here's a look at good spots for Tintin information online:

The Adventures of Tintin 
An official site for the recent movie and for Tintin's comics adventures. Includes information about the strip's history and characters, plus news and a product store.

Tintinologist: The Cult of Tintin
A long-running fansite for Tintin enthusiasts. Includes news, articles and forums.

The Tintin Blog
Another extensive fansite.

Musee Herge
The official site of the Brussels museum dedicated to the art of Tintin's creator, Herge.

Tintin's Cars
Herge was known for his use, and fastidious depiction, of real vehicles in the Tintin stories. This site catalogs appearances by different trucks and cars in the Tintin books, comparing Herge's drawing with photographs of the real things.

Tintin in the Congo
Wikipedia's detailed and balanced look at the controversy surrounding this early Tintin release, which contains stereotypical and offense depictions of Africans.

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Some images from the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man film starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.









Friday, January 06, 2012

New and upcoming pop culture books

Notable pop culture titles. Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon.


The Great American Cereal Book: How Breakfast Got Its Crunch


Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby (Great Comics Artists)


Cover Girls - Guillem March



Please Please Me, The Beatles, The Definitive Guide to their first album.


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The Hammer Vault


Sherlock Holmes On Screen (Updated Edition)


The Quality Companion: Celebrating the Forgotten Publisher of Plastic Man

New Tintin collectibles

These items do a nice job replicating the whimsical art from the Tintin comics:


TY Beanie Babies - The Adventures of Tin Tin Set of 3 (TIN TIN, SNOWY the Dog and CAPTAIN HADDOCK)


TINTIN SITTING FIGURINE FROM THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN


TINTIN STANDING KEY RING FROM THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN


PROFESSOR CALCULUS WITH HIS SUITCASE FIGURINE FROM THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN


CAPTAIN HADDOCK AT THE CAR RALLY FIGURINE FROM THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN


THOMSON WITH HIS CANE FIGURINE FROM THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN


RED RACKHAM FIGURINE FROM THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN


TINTIN HOLDING THE UNICORN BOX SCENE FROM THE TINTIN COLLECTIBLE SERIES


SNOWY STANDING CUDDLY PLUSH STUFFED ANIMAL - MEDIUM (20 CM)


15 CM RESIN ROCKET FROM THE MYTHICAL IMAGES TINTIN COLLECTIBLE SERIES


Lujex(TM) The Adventures of Tintin Resin Figure Shark Submarine


COWBOY BOX SCENE FROM THE TINTIN COLLECTIBLE SERIES


TINTIN DIVING-SUIT BOX SCENE FROM THE TINTIN COLLECTIBLE SERIES


TINTIN AT THE FLEA MARKET BOX SCENE FROM THE TINTIN COLLECTIBLE SERIES


TINTIN MEETS CAPTAIN HADDOCK FROM THE "COURANT D'AIR" TINTIN COLLECTIBLE SERIES


TINTIN AND SNOWY WALKING FROM THE TINTIN COLLECTIBLE SERIES


Tintin and the Blue Oranges Poster Movie French 27x40


Tintin en Amerique, c.1932 Art Poster Print by Hergé (Georges Rémi) , 20x28


Tintin au Tibet, c.1960 Art Poster Print by Hergé (Georges Rémi) , 20x28


8x11" Inches Poster. "Las Aventuras de Tintin".


Tintin and the Condor Art Poster Print by Hergé (Georges Rémi) , 28x20


TinTin Coffee Pot - Wicker Handle - Nick Munro