The Black Island

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title The Black Island
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Herge
SeriesThe Adventures of Tintin
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 294,Width 221
CategoriesChildren and Young Adults
ISBN 9781405206181
Children's (6-12)
Edition New edition
Illustrations illustrations

Publishing Details

Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
Imprint Egmont Books Ltd
Publication Date 4 November 2002
NZ Release Date 4 November 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom


On his return from South America, Tintin embarks on an exciting British adventure, full of unexpected surprises. Tintin clashes with the villainous Dr. M?ller for the first, but not the last time. M?ller is the mastermind behind a vast European counterfeiting operation. After numerous incidents, Tintin succeeds in breaking up this criminal network.

Author Biography

Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. His pseudonym comes from his initials backwards (R.G., as pronounced in French). Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Herge died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children's fiction.


Tintin shows young readers that the world in all its complexity is theirs to bestride * The Wall Street Journal *