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…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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