The Black Island is declaredly cinematic and one of Herge’s more dramatic and thriller like albums. (Especially because of the direct similarities with The Black Island and The 39 Steps.) This panel gives the proper feel for the album in general. Tintin (by wonderful chance, as always,) has happened upon the workplace of the counterfeiters he has been chasing since the beginning of album. He has escaped death and discovered his goal, all with one stone. The angle of Tintin to the forgers is stunning, as well as the shape of the crack through which Tintin discovers them. The view is overall dramatic, and sets up for more action to come.