Little, Brown has cancelled plans to publish Hergé’s Tintin in the Congo domestically, Publishers Weekly reports.

Publicist Melanie Chang did not give a reason for the standalone book’s cancellation, but of its omission from the box set she said, “Given the controversy surrounding the Congo title, we felt including it in the box set would eclipse the true intention of the collection, which is to showcase Hergé’s extraordinary art and his remarkable contribution to the graphic arts.”

The book was to have been part of a complete box set of Hergé’s Tintin stories, including for the first time American editions of Tintin in the Land of the Soviets and Tintin and Alph-Art. That project has been postponed to coincide with the eventual release of a Tintin film.

 


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