After making it onto the big screen in Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's major feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, there's no better time for young readers to immerse themselves in the young reporter's action-packed comic-strips - and the film was even partly based on this book. In The Crab With the Golden Claws, Tintin and Snowy stumble upon a police investigation under way in Brussels and set off on an adventure to Morocco, hot on the trail of a gang of opium smugglers. Herge was an author very much of his time, and this book marks Tintin's first meeting with Captain Haddock, a troublesome sailor who turns out to be a staunch ally!
Herge's best-loved Tintin books have gathered a new generation of fans since the release of Steven Spielberg's film, The Secret of the Unicorn, starring Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell. In this eighth adventure of Tintin, our young hero finds a lost briefcase containing a collection of seals and the discovery launches a chain of events that lead him into intrigue and danger. Originally written in 1938, King Ottokar's Sceptre is very much of its time but despite this, Tintin has an enduring appeal for young and old readers.
If you or anyone you know enjoyed the feature film Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat), then we recommend seeking out of the young reporter's other adventures. Comic strips firmly rooted in the 1950s, they offer adventure and excitement for readers of all ages. Land of Black Gold finds the world embroiled in political tensions and on the edge of warfare, while car engines are spontaneously exploding throughout the country.
Written by Greg (Michel Regnier) and supervised by Herge, The Lake of Sharks is based on Raymond Leblanc's animated Tintin film of the same name from 1972. Tintin and his loyal friends are on the trail of crooks, finding themselves in Syldavia, a country in the Balkans. This comic book will appeal to fans of both the animated film and the new feature film that stars Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig.
Tintin travels to the Soviet Union to research communism and its effects on population and economy. Despite being hunted by Soviet agents, the investigative journalist and his loyal dog Snowy manage to penetrate to the heart of the Bolshevik state. But will they be able to make it back home to Belgium? Published in 1930 and very much of its time, this initial adventure for Tintin is an exciting read and will delight old fans, as well as those new ones who have seen the major feature film Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
Set in the world of modern art, Tintin and Alph-Art showcases the work Herge had done on what was to be the last Tintin book before the author's death. Published in sketch form, it contains one last cliffhanger for the young journalist, and is an interesting read for any fans aged 7 and over. Now the star of a major feature film from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, this is a book that will delight both new and old fans of Tintin.
The story of the Castafiore Emerald revolves around a number of supposed thefts and a missing emerald. The opera singer Bianca Castafiore invites herself to stay at Marlinspike Hall, causing Captain Haddock to panic and have an accident that prevents him from escaping! Offering a change in tone and pace to Tintin's usual action-packed adventures, this 1963 comic book is no less absorbing and funny. After the success of The Adventures of Tintin: the Secret of the Unicorn on the big screen, now is the perfect time to absorb yourself in Herge's most famous creation's other experiences.
A piece of asteroid rock has plummeted into the Arctic ocean, and two expeditions have set out to discover it. With Captain Haddock at the helm, Tintin and Snowy set off on the trawler Aurora to try and find the meteorite. Published in 1942, Herge was an author very much of his time and with the huge success of the film Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, now is the ideal time to introduce young readers to the rest of the reporter's exciting adventures.
In Tintin and the Picaros, Tintin, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and Snowy help General Alcazar plan a coup to snatch power back from his rival. First published in 1976, this is the final completed book in Herge's series and will appeal to the new legion of fans inspired by the Steven Spielberg feature film.
The twentieth title in Herge's The Adventures of Tintin series, this comic book sees Tintin setting off to the Himalayan mountains in search of his friend, Chang. After hearing Chang has been involved in a plane crash in Tibet, Tintin has powerful dreams that convince him his friend is alive, so sets out to save him. Herge was of his time, and this story will delight both old and new fans including those who have enjoyed watching the feature film.
Renowned for bringing together many faces from Tintin's past, The Red Sea Sharks sees Tintin, Snowy and his friends on the trail of international arms dealers. Tracking down a man smuggling a military aircraft, Tintin is shocked to see a familiar face - and he's the first of many to make an appearance in this adventure. Published in 1958 and very much of its time, there is no better time to introduce fans of the Tintin film to his legendary comic-book experiences.
As well as becoming the star of a major film, Herge's Tintin and his faithul dog Snowy have been entertaining readers of all ages for many generations. Professor Calculus has invented a machine that can destroy objects with soundwaves - and it has caught the eye of the Bordurian secret services. Determined to steal the machine, they decide to kidnap Calculus and take him to Borduria when their plans are foiled.
Published in 1954, Explorers on the Moon is the seventeenth in the series of the Adventures of Tintin. Following on from Destination Moon, it finds Professor Calculus taking Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and Frank Wolff to the moon in his rocket. But things are not as they seem. Written over a decade before the Apollo 11 moon landing, Herge was very much of his time but was keen to ensure the book was as scientifically accurate as could possibly be. Following the huge success of the Spielberg/Jackson feature film of Tintin, this is the perfect time to introduce new fans to rest of the young Belgian reporter's adventures.
Destination Moon is Belgian comic-book author Herge's sixteenth story in The Adventures of Tintin series. Professor Calculus is building a space rocket that will fly from Earth to the moon, and Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock head off on what is bound to be a hazardous journey. Set in the 1950s and very much of its time, this adventure will delight fans of Tintin - including those who have enjoyed watching the feature film.
After the success of the film starring Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig and Andy Serkis, many readers are now fully discovering the rest of the mystery-filled world of investigative reporter Tintin and his faithful friends, Snowy and Captain Haddock. The Prisoners of the Sun sees the group of friends heading to Peru to rescue Professor Calculus, trailing over snow-capped mountains and through the Amazon rainforest before finding the Temple of the Sun.
Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock are on the hunt for treasure in this adventure, which partly inspired the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson feature film. Marking the first appearance of the eccentric Professor Cuthbert Calculus, Red Rackham's Treasure sees the young reporter and friends travelling and searching for treasure - something they believe to be the sunken remains of a 17th century ship called the Unicorn. Herge was an author very much of his time and that helps bring the characters to life in this thrilling journey.
In Herge's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Tintin stumbles across a model ship and buys it as a gift for his friend, Captain Haddock. Strange events begin to unfold culminating in Tintin's flat being ransacked. A mysterious collector seems determined to buy the model ship, which contains a clue to a long lost treasure. One of the three books that have inspired the film starring Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig and Andy Serkis, this is a comic-strip novel of its time that is sure to delight Tintin fans everywhere.
Winning over a new legion of fans with the Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn feature film, The Black Island sees Tintin investigating an influx of planes without registration numbers and ending up in Great Britain, where rumours of a wild beast roaming the island persist. With the ever-faithful Snowy in tow, this is a fast-paced adventure as the Belgian reporter embarks on a journey through both England and Scotland. It is sure to delight any fans of Herge's most famous character.
Tintin sets out to discover the mystery of a madness-inducing poison while in India, but soon finds himself in the midst of a web of opium traffickers. With action and excitement on every page, this is a comic adventure that is hard to put down. Herge was very much an author of his time and this story will appeal to the new generation of Tintin fans, who are wanting to discover more after watching the major film The Secret of the Unicorn, starring Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell.
One of Tintin's early adventures, Cigars of the Pharoah finds the reporter searching for an Egyptologist and mysterious ancient pharoah, encountering elephants and tigers along the way. This thrilling comic offers excitement all the way and is very much of its time. Ideal for the legion of new fans the recent feature film has brought Tintin.