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Asterix is clearly for children, and for losers: it depicts a world where ungovernable appetites are momentarily sated and fulfilled. Growing up, one knew instinctively that Tintin and his adventures represented a world of adult meanings and responsibilities, unattainable sophistication and privilege. The Tintin books were for the sort of people who went to actual France on actual holidays; the sort of people who might read the books in the original French.
New Statesman on the new Asterix and does some fun sacred cow kicking and class war in arguing Asterix Uber Tintin. It’s a wicket I always enjoy seeing played.
You see, for all the craft and skill in there, the thing about Tintin which no-one mentions is how boring it is.