Tintin and Alph-Art

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How many unauthorized ”finished” versions of “Tintin and the Alph-Art” can you name? One came out by an anonymous man called “Ramo Nash” (after, of course, the artist in the book). Several came out by Canadian artist Yves Rodier, and in the 90’s fans distributed one by Regric etc.


  1. Mike Dutton

    I’ve read the Rodier one. It’s great, up to the last quarter. The sequences where Haddock Rescues Tintin are all good, but after that point, it just goes nuts. Akass reveals his true identity to be Rastapopoulos, the Thompsons pursue them, and Rastapopoulos takes Tintin and Haddock up a mountain and attempts to hang them over a precipice, but Nash pops up and attacks Rastapopoulos, accidentally knocking him off the cliff to his death.

    After returning to Europe, Tintin meets Martine at the airport, and then invites him to dinner. A little weird, since Tintin prefers to avoid relationships in favour of adventure.

    The ending IS Tintin-like, with a great Wagg routine, but only that and Tintin’s rescue are the parts that Rodier did well. The rest of it is just nuts. I have a copy of this story as a PDF, Stephen, so if you want it, let me know.

  2. Lilla My

    Yes, the Rodier one is the one I read. The thing that pissed me off especially is the fact that he tries to add romantic stuff in the end.

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