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Two First Print Tintin Volumes Stolen By Couple

Two First Print Tintin Volumes Stolen By Couple

A Belgian couple are suspected of stealing two original first prints of Tintin graphic novels. The man, a white male aged around fifty was seen in the Royal Museum Of Mariemont in Belgium. He forced a window, broke in, and took a volume of Tintin au Congo from a glass case and concealed it in his jacket. The next week he stole Le Crabe aux pinces d'or another first print from a sale location in Namur, Belgium, which was recorded on camera. He was seen driving away in a blue Ford van with a woman, also seen in the Namur sale. The comics are valued at around eight thousand euros.

Already one of the most popular comics in the world, the impending Spielberg/Peter Jackson movie written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish has brought Tintin new attention. From all sorts of people…

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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