A less well-known but just as exciting and charming comic book adventure from the creator of Tintin.
In Mr Pump's Legacy the first aeroplane to be flown from Paris to New York at 1000 kilometres per hour will receive 10 million dollars. In an attempt to save the Stratoship H.22 from being stolen by gangsters, Jo and Zette take off with their pet monkey Jocko. But running short on fuel they soon find themselves having to land on a desert island.
The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko was created by Herge in the same comic book style as his most iconic character, Tintin, whose place amongst the classic children's characters still helps to sell over 100,000 copies every year in the UK, with an estimated 230 million sold worldwide since Herge first put pen to paper on him. Two of The Adventures of Tintin were adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011.
Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. His pseudonym comes from his initials backwards (R.G., as pronounced in French). Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. He also created two additional series: the Adventures of Jo, Zette & Jocko, and Quick & Flupke. Sadly, Herge died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children's fiction.