Let’s celebrate the birthday of birth of Belgian author Hergé, born this day 22nd May 1907, the creator of The Adventures of Tintin, with a little tour of just some of his work – and news on a new collection of Tintin’s lunar adventures…
July will see the release of a new hardcover collection, Tintin and the Moon: Destination Moon & Explorers on the Moon to help celebrate Tintin’s 90th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in this stellar volume including Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon. This is the first time these two stories have been collected together in an oversized, luxe hardcover edition that features a new cover and lavish silver spine.
16 years before the first man walked on the moon, Tintin arrived at the satellite’s secret space station to do some galactic detective work.
In Destination Moon Tintin, the world’s most famous traveling reporter. discovers that Professor Calculus is building a space rocket. Tintin and Captain Haddock are amazed to find that Professor Calculus is planning a top-secret project from the Sprodj Atomic Research Centre in Syldavia. And before our intrepid hero knows it, the next stop on this adventure is… space.
Following on from the events of Destination Moon, Tintin finds himself in a rocket on a collision course with the moon in Explorers on the Moon. And with Snowy the dog, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and the Thompson twins aboard, things quickly spiral further and further out of control!
Tintin’s lunar adventures have been the focus of an exhibition in Barcelona in recent months, at Barcelona’s science museum, CosmoCaixa. It runs until the 26th May – I’ll keep an eye out for any information on whether it is going on further tour, or keep an eye on the official Tintin web site or the respected Tintinlogist fan site (links below).
Providing Tintin news, articles, reviews, guides, forums and more. Formerly The Cult of Tintin, Tintinologist.org is the oldest and largest English-language Tintin fan-site on the Internet
Tintin’s adventures: Tintin and Alph-Art; Tintin in America, Tintin in the Land of the Soviets; Tintin and the Picaros. Tintin in Tibet; Tintin: The Black Island; Tintin: The Blue Lotus; Tintin: The Broken Ear; Tintin: The Calculus Affair; Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald; Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh; Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws; Tintin: Destination Moon; Tintin: Explorers of the Moon; Tintin: Flight 714 to Sydney; Tintin: King Ottakar’s Sceptre; Tintin: Land of Black Gold; Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun; Tintin: Red Rackham’s Treasure; Tintin: The Red Sea Sharks; Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn; Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls; and Tintin: The Shooting Star
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