The Adventures Of Tintin 07 - Uharte Beltza - Euskera
New translation of The Black Island into Basque under the title Uharte beltza. This is the fourth time that The Adventures of Tintin has been published in this language, although this is a completely new and updated translation. Basque is the official language of the Basque Country, together with Spanish. Linguistically, it is one of the few languages on the European continent that does not originate from the Indo-European languages and has no connection with any other language in the world. Currently, Basque has about 700,000 speakers between Spain (most of them) and France.
The Black Island is the seventh album of The Adventures of Tintin in which Hergé skillfully combines fact and fiction. Tintin is Belgium's most famous journalist and on his return from South America, he reflects in this adventure certain elements of the course of history at the time and Hergé's uneasiness in a climate of disturbing peace and fear of another world war. It also makes the myth of the monster coexist with his passion for modernity and the technical advances of the time: television, radio, airairplanes, cars, printing... It is the album that has more versions. The first appeared weekly in Le Petit Vingtième, in 1937 and 1938, a version that Casterman later published in black and white album format and 124 pages. The second, from 1943, is the colored version, barely modified and already adapted to the canonical format of 62 pages.