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A Tintin planned for 2052 ?

Dernière mise à jour : 2 juin 2020

Author of the successful comic strip Tintin, Hergé, died on March 3rd, 1983. Following this, The ultimate question arose, what will happen to the unfinished albums? Even if Tintin's last board adventure dates from 1986, other stories could be published, not before 2052, at best.

Belgium and France, the author’s home countries, have legislation to control the duration of copyright. Belgium then announced that Hergé’s family would remain the owner of the rights until 70 years after Tintin’s father died. However, the company which manages the commercial exploitation of the rights of the comic strip intended to publish the last work of the father of the adventurer reporter in 1952.

This becomes a largely controversial debate by fans of the work because these requests to absolutely want to release an album did not correspond to Hergé's wish. He says, “There are certainly lots of things my people can do without me, and even much better than me. But to make Tintin live, to make Haddock, Sunflower, the Dupondts, all the others live, I believe that I am the only one who can do it: Tintin is me, exactly as Flaubert said "Madame Bovary, it's me!" .

We will therefore know in the coming years whether or not an album will be published in the 2050s. And you, what do you think ?

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