The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic strips created by Belgian artist Herge the pen name of Georges Remi (1907 1983). The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtieme, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtieme Siecle on 10 January 1929. Set in a painstakingly researched world closely mirroring our own, Herge's Tintin series continues to be a favorite of readers and critics alike 80 years later.
The hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in French). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash, cynical and grumpy Captain Haddock, the bright but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other colorful supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Dupond et Dupont). Herge himself features in several of the comics as a background character; as do his assistants in some instances.
The success of the series saw the serialized strips collected into a series of albums (24 in all), spun into a successful magazine and adapted for film and theatre. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in over 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.
The comic strip series has long been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Herge's signature ligne claire style. Engaging, well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories within the Tintin series always feature slapstick humor, accompanied in later albums by sophisticated satire, and political and cultural commentary.
Hardcover, 62 pages
Published on January 1, 1990 by French & European Pubns
ISBN-10: 0416774105
ISBN-13: 9780416774108
2 Book Reviews
  • ShivendraThursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:53 am
    It is toooooooooo good comic book
    • shivi483
      shivi483Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 12:41 am44 stars
      This is book is so funny it is all about Tin Tin and his dog and his friend and this girl who came out of no where with them to explore the prisoners of the sun and all the things that lay there when I was reading through a book Tin Tin met this man you was trying to help him in his adventure and he have gave him this golden thing but some thing very ancient to the gods this book was getting funny well tin tin's friend cause he always makes funny things like you got spited by to camels then he became a snow ball and by accident he shaved his beard while shaving in the forest he also can't swim in water but this book is amazing I will tell you more soon