The Blue Lotus

The Blue Lotus

Comic Book - 2008
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The world's most famous travelling reporter is on the trail of the Blue Lotus. In India, Tintin gets drawn into a dangerous mystery revolving around a madness-inducing poison. He traces its origins to Shanghai and a nefarious web of opium traffickers. But can he outwit the crooks?

Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011.

The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.

Publisher: London : Egmont, 2008, c1983
ISBN: 9781405267007
Branch Call Number: j741.5944 HER NVD
Alternative Title: Adventures of Tintin


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Aug 12, 2017

Belgian artist Herge wrote "The Blue Lotus" as an adventure for his cartoon hero, the young journalist Tintin, in the early 1930's. Of the many Tintin adventures, this one cuts the closest to historical events, capturing a moment in time in which China struggled with civil war, with the intrusive presence of Europeans, and with a Japanese military invasion. The context supports an intense story in which Tintin battles a drug-smuggling conspiracy with the help of a secret Chinese society.

Aug 11, 2017

Showed China in messy transition from Empire to weak Republic to warlordism & civil war.
Winced at stereotype by T&T police officers.
Good that Tintin couldn't save the day all the time.

May 30, 2015

This is a totally awesome book!!! Five Stars!!!

Although these titles may have somewhat questionable story lines and treatments of characters and nationalities (real or made up), arguably these stories are far more appropriate for young people and less violent than Marvel and DC productions.

flash2121 Jul 06, 2012

it a good book...

Mar 06, 2012

This is a great book with lots of action, adventure, and fun. If you like this in a book you should read THE BLUE LOTUS.

Nov 15, 2011

it`s weird

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Aug 03, 2016

green_cat_3969 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

hayward2000 Jul 05, 2012

hayward2000 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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