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Jocko is the naughtiest animal who always gets into trouble!

JO, ZETTE & JOCKO

Jo, Zette & Jocko

The adventures of Tintin are world famous, but Herge' also created other stories and characters that continue to delight.


Except the 24 albums which make the series of the Adventures of Tintin, Hergé carried out considerable other comic strips. One discovers there sometimes unexpected aspects of the talent of Hergé, the author appearing in turn free or more constrained than in the principal series.


Jo & ZetteJocko


Contrary to the other two series drawn by Hergé, the adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko did not arise by own initiative of the author, but well from a request formulated by the people in charge of the French weekly magazine valiant Coeurs.

With the direction of the magazine, one asked Hergé to create a character who, contrary to Tintin , would have a dad who works, a mom, a small sister and a familiar animal.

Then Hergé had in his house toys for a work of publicity, and among them a monkey called Jocko. And thus, from that Jocko, he founded a small new family, really to satisfy those gentlemen with Coeurs Vaillants, saying him that perhaps, on the other hand, they were right.

In spite of its good will, Hergé never felt comfortable with this series, dut to multiple constraints that were imposed to him.

It was necessary to give a profession to the papa, a profession that took to him to travel. Legrand was suitable for an engineer. But in addition to that, this papa and this mother went most of their time crying and asking themselves what to them would be happening to its children who disappeared in all directions. Then it was necessary to make travel to all the family.

Hergé left this series less quickly than its experience with personages animals tried with Popol out west, since it only got to make five episodes: The " Manitoba " does not answer, the eruption of the Karamako, the testament of Mr. Pump, Destination New York and the valley of Cobras. Both first they are not more than two long stories divided at the moment of the publication in albums.

In spite of their problem of structure, already described by Hergé, these albums do not have to be left of side, since its reading extremely is entertained.

Following albums are available:

MR. PUMP'S LEGACY

Original title: Le testament de M. Pump

Publication info:

Mr. Pump's Legacy

First published in English in 1987 by Methuen Children's Books Ltd.
Simultaneous Magnet paperback edition published in 1987.
Published 1990 by Mammoth.
Reprinted 1993.

UK edition(s): Title: Mr. Pump's legacy / Hergé
Series: The adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko
Publisher: Casterman

ISBN/ISSN: 0-416-01552-2
Abstract:

 

Mr Pump's legacy is ten million dollars. It will go to the builders of the first aeroplane to fly from Paris to New York at 1000 kilometres per hour. To save the Stratoship H.22, designed by their father and now threatened by gangsters, Jo and Zette have taken off in the aircraft. Their pet monkey Jocko has gone too. Short of fuel, they land on a desert island.

Clue Club: Part One of a classic two-part tale, to be continued in Part Two: Destination New York, originally created in the nineteen-thirties.

 

DESTINATION NEW YORK

Original title: Destination New York

Publication info:

Destination New York

First published in English in 1987 by Methuen Children's Books Ltd.
Simultaneous Magnet paperback edition published in 1987.
Published 1990 by Mammoth.

Reprinted 1993.

UK edition(s): Title: Destination New York / Hergé
Series: The adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko
Publisher: Casterman
ISBN/ISSN: 0-416-01552-2
Abstract:

 

To save the Stratoship H.22, designed by their father and now threatened by gangsters, Jo and Zette have taken off in the aircraft. Their pet monkey Jocko has gone too. They crash land near the North Pole and nearly perish in a snow storm. But they battle on to save the Stratoship, and, in a race against time, to win the trans-Alantic challenge.

 

THE VALLEY OF THE COBRAS

Original title: La vallée des cobras

Publication info:

The Valley Of The Cobras

First published in English in 1986 by Methuen Children's Books Ltd.
Simultaneous Magnet paperback edition published in 1986.
Reprinted 1986.
Reissued 1989 by Mammoth.

UK edition(s): Title: The valley of the cobras / Hergé
Series: The adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko
Publisher: Casterman

ISBN/ISSN: 0-7497-0385-7
Abstract: When a snowball goes astray-and hits a Maharajah-Jo, Zette and their pet monkey Jocko begin an adventure that takes them from Alpine ski-slopes to a snake-infested gorge in the Himalayas. Hergé's story is as full of excitement and laughter as one of his Tintin books, with unforgettable characters like the hot-tempered Maharajah of Gopal, his long-suffering secretary Badalah and the evil but accident-prone fakir of the Valley of the Cobras.
Clue Club: Maharajah Of Gopal who made his debut in this comic was the one who gave Castafiore her emrald.

 

Le "Manitoba" ne répond plus

Le "Manitoba" ne répond plus

Image send by: Jim Herbert

 

L' Eruption Du Karmako

L' Eruption Du Karmako

Image send by: Jim Herbert


Popol out west

Popol out west

Image sent by : Zerman Deko

The Adventures of Popol and Virginia and Virginia in Far West were published in the Small one Twentieth , before reappearing in the Tintin weekly magazine , under the title which we know today. it was a question of putting in scene animals while being addressed to a very young public. This album, completely with share in the work of Hergé, has the merit to highlight its narrative technique.