History Recap / TintinTheBlackIsland

21st May '16 2:40:01 AM C2
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* BreakoutVillain: Dr. Müller is just one member of the gang of counterfeiters, though he probably has the most screentime. Despite this he is the only one to return in future stories and is even the BigBad in ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land of Black Gold]]î''.

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* BreakoutVillain: Dr. Müller is just one member of the gang of counterfeiters, though he probably has the most screentime. Despite this he is the only one to return in future stories and is even the BigBad in ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land of Black Gold]]î''.Gold]]''.
28th Apr '16 7:16:51 PM katrinahood
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In the original 1930s version of the story, Tintin is shocked to enter a room and discover the source of the noises he heard is "...a television set!?!" It looks quite HilariousInHindsight to later readers, which is probably why the 1960s reprinting changed his line to "It's only a television set!" (See below.)
3rd May '15 4:38:39 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: Ranko the KillerGorilla was inspired by ''Film/KingKong'' (1933), which ran in theaters around the time Hergé drew this comic book story in theaters.

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* ShoutOut: Ranko the KillerGorilla was inspired by ''Film/KingKong'' (1933), ''Film/KingKong1933'', which ran in theaters around the time Hergé drew this comic book story in theaters.
31st Mar '15 5:43:17 PM KaiYves
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In the original 1930s version of the story, Tintin is shocked to enter a room and discover the source of the noises he heard is "...a television set!?!" It looks quite HilariousInHindsight to later readers, which is probably why the 1960s reprinting changed his line to "It's only a television set!" (See below.)
9th Mar '15 6:32:11 PM Vilui
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* TheSixties: An odd example; the story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the late 1930s but when the English translation was colourised in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60's and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30's meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as Eastern Bloc agent instead.

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* TheSixties: An odd example; the story was originally written for ''Le Petit Vingtième'' in the late 1930s but when the English translation was colourised in 1966 it was also ''modernised'' - hence the cars and trains all come from the 60's 60s and why Tintin is not at all surprised to see a TV. The [[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar two]] [[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre stories]] surrounding it are clearly still set in the 30's 30s meaning that ''The Black Island'' can come across as jarring to a reader going through the stories in chronological order. It also means that Dr. Müller (originally ANaziByAnyOtherName) can come across as Eastern Bloc agent instead.
17th Dec '14 12:08:13 AM MrThorfan64
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* ChainedHeat: When Snowy finds the handcuff key while Thomson and Thompson are asleep, Tintin handcuffs them together. They aren't antagonistic to each other, but keep getting hampered by the handcuffs.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Tintin disguises himself as an old man to lead Thomson and Thompson astray, Snowy chases a cat through the window, knocking Tintin's disguise off.
** Later Snowy incites a goat to chase him, knocking over Puschov before he can shoot Tintin. However as he continues running away from the goat it knocks over Tintin, allowing the crooks to escape.
5th Nov '14 3:30:08 PM Patachou
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* ShoutOut: Ranko the KillerGorilla was inspired by ''Film/KingKong'' (1933), which ran in theaters around the time Hergé drew this comic book story in theaters.
7th Oct '14 12:10:59 AM Wikipetzi
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* BreakoutVillain: Dr. Müller is just one member of the gang of counterfeiters, though he probably has the most screentime. Despite this he is the only one to return in future stories and is even the BigBad in ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land of Black Gold]]''.

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* BreakoutVillain: Dr. Müller is just one member of the gang of counterfeiters, though he probably has the most screentime. Despite this he is the only one to return in future stories and is even the BigBad in ''[[Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold Land of Black Gold]]''.Gold]]î''.


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* ThievingMagpie: There's one involved (but with a plot twist) when the firemen are desperately looking for their garage key.
16th Jun '14 2:26:55 PM Chabal2
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* NamesTheSame: Ranko is not [[RanmaHalf the female name of a martial artist cursed with a Gender Bender]].
* {{Padding}}: Two pages are spent watching a group of firefighters trying to find the keys to their fire station, chasing a bird who steals it, discovering that it's actually the wrong key and finally getting it from one of their wives.
** YMMV; this can be seen as an appropriate ShoutOut to English {{farce}} theatre.
13th Apr '14 7:07:38 AM fruitstripegum
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* NamesTheSame: Ranko is not [[RanmaHalf the female name of a martial artist cursed with a Gender Bender]].
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