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.