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The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic strips created by Belgian artist Hergé, the pen name of Georges Remi (1907–1983). The series first appeared in French in a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle on 10 January 1929.

The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 8
Herge
A favourite of Philip Pullman: "Three generations of this family have loved Tintin. Perfect timing, perfect narrative tact and command, blissfully funny." THIS VOLUME - Volume 8 - Flight 714 to Sydney; Tintin and the Picaros; Tintin and Alph Art... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2007
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The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 6
Herge
THIS VOLUME - Volume 6 - Land of Black Gold; Destination Moon; Explorers on the Moon Tintin, the most celebrated boy-detective, has been given a highly attractive and distinctive new look in handsome, small scale editions which read more... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2007
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The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 5
Herge
THIS VOLUME - Volume 5 - The Seven Crystal Balls; Prisoners of the Sun: Land of Black Gold Tintin, the most celebrated boy-detective, has been given a highly attractive and distinctive new look in handsome, small scale editions which... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/02/2007
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The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 4
Herge
THIS VOLUME -Volume 4 - The Crab with the Golden Claws; The Shooting Star; The Secret of the Unicorn Tintin, the most celebrated boy-detective, has been given a highly attractive and distinctive new look in handsome, small scale... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2007
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The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 3
Herge
THIS VOLUME - Volume 3 - Tintin and the Broken Ear; The Black Island; King Ottokar's Sceptre Tintin, the most celebrated boy-detective, has been given a highly attractive and distinctive new look in handsome, small scale editions which read... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2007
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The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 2
Herge
THIS VOLUME - Volume 2 - Tintin in America; The Cigars of the Pharaoh; The Blue Lotus Tintin, the most celebrated boy-detective, has been given a highly attractive and distinctive new look in handsome, small scale editions which read... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2007
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The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 1
Herge
THIS VOLUME - Volume 1 - Tintin in the Land of the Soviets; Tintin in the Congo An essential volume for collectors:This volume includes the first two stories about Tintin created by Herge, Tintin in... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2007
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The Adventures of Tintin : The Secret of the Unicorn
Herge
When Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market, he buys it as a gift for his friend Captain Haddock. But this isn't just any old model ship... it's the Unicorn, built by one of Haddock's ancestors,... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2011
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The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 7
Herge
The Red Sea Sharks was chosen by April 2012 Guest Editor, Charlie Higson: "I've always loved comics, and as a kid I devoured Asterix and Tintin. I love the strong, clear and precise artwork in these books. Tintin become the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/02/2007
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The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic strips created by Belgian artist Hergé, the pen name of Georges Remi (1907–1983). The series first appeared in French in a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle on 10 January 1929.

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THE STEVEN SPIELBERG FILM:

The film due for release in October 2011 is directed by Steven Spielberg and the script is based on two of the stories; The Secret of the Unicorn and The Crab with the Golden Claws. Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot star) is playing Tintin, Andy Serkis is playing Captain Haddock, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are playing Thomson and Thompson. The cast also includes Daniel Craig, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook and Gad Elmaleh.

THE BOOKS:

A new edition of The Secret of the Unicorn has been released in time for the film. Herge's publisher Egmont also re-released 8 wonderful volumes featuring all 24 Tintin titles in celebration of the Centenary Anniversary of Herge's birth in 1907. The titles include Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, Tintin in the Congo and the little known Tintin and Alph Art.

The hero of the Tintin series is a young Belgian reporter, ever aided in his adventures by his faithful dog Snowy. Later additions to the cast included the brash and cynical Captain Haddock, the bright but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus and other characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson. Hergé himself features in several of the comics as a background character.

Tintin has long been admired for Hergé's signature ligne claire style and engaging, well-researched plots which have straddled a variety of genres. The stories within the Tintin series always feature slapstick humour, accompanied in later albums by sophisticated satire, and political and cultural commentary.


Spanning more than 50 years Tintin's adventures, from the Congo to the Moon, created 24 timeless books. Beautifully rebound in 8 hardback sized books with usually 3 of the 24 titles in each volume, they are perfect for Tintin fans past and present to ensure that the adventure and excitement can live on with a new generation of children.

Check the centre column on this page to find out which titles feature in which of the 8 volumes.

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