Hergé - The adventures of Tintin

Books:-


Volume-1

i.Tintin in the land of the Soviets:-Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (French: Tintin au pays des Soviets) is the first volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle as anti-communist satire for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from January 1929 to May 1930 before being published in a collected volume by Éditions du Petit Vingtième in 1930. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who are sent to the Soviet Union to report on the policies of Joseph Stalin's Bolshevik government. Tintin's intent to expose the regime's secrets prompts agents from the Soviet secret police, the OGPU, to hunt him down with the intent to kill.


ii.Tintin in Congo:-Tintin in the Congo (French: Tintin au Congo; French pronunciation: ​[tɛ̃tɛ̃ o kɔ̃go]) is the second volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from May 1930 to June 1931 before being published in a collected volume by Éditions de Petit Vingtième in 1931. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who are sent to the Belgian Congo to report on events in the country. Amid various encounters with the native Congolese people and wild animals, Tintin unearths a criminal diamond smuggling operation run by the American gangster Al Capone.


Volume-2

iii.Tintin in America:-Tintin in America (French: Tintin en Amérique) is the third volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialized weekly from September 1931 to October 1932 before being published in a collected volume by Éditions du Petit Vingtième in 1932. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy who travel to the United States, where Tintin reports on organized crime in Chicago. Pursuing a gangster across the country, he encounters a tribe of Blackfoot Native Americans before defeating the Chicago crime syndicate.


iv.Cigars of the Pharaoh:-Cigars of the Pharaoh (French: Les Cigares du pharaon) is the fourth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from December 1932 to February 1934. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who are travelling in Egypt when they discover a pharaoh's tomb filled with dead Egyptologists and boxes of cigars. Pursuing the mystery of these cigars, they travel across Arabia and India, and reveal the secrets of an international drug smuggling enterprise.


v.The Blue lotus:-The Blue Lotus (French: Le Lotus bleu) is the fifth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from August 1934 to October 1935 before being published in a collected volume by Casterman in 1936. Continuing where the plot of the previous story, Cigars of the Pharaoh, left off, the story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who are invited to China in the midst of the 1931 Japanese invasion, where he reveals the machinations of Japanese spies and uncovers a drug-smuggling ring.


Volume-3

vi.The broken ear:-The Broken Ear (French: L'Oreille cassée, originally published in English as Tintin and the Broken Ear) is the sixth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from December 1935 to February 1937. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, as he searches for a South American fetish, identifiable by its broken right ear, and pursues thieves who have stolen it. In doing so, he ends up in the fictional nation of San Theodoros, where he becomes embroiled in a war and discovers the Arumbaya tribe deep in the forest.


vii.The black Island:-The Black Island (French: L'Île noire) is the seventh volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from April to November 1937. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who travel to England in pursuit of a gang of counterfeiters. Framed for theft and hunted by detectives Thomson and Thompson, Tintin follows the criminals to Scotland, discovering their lair on the Black Island.


viii.King Ottokar's Sceptre:-King Ottokar's Sceptre (French: Le Sceptre d'Ottokar) is the eighth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from August 1938 to August 1939. Hergé intended the story as a satirical criticism of the expansionist policies of Nazi Germany, in particular the annexation of Austria in March 1938 (the Anschluss). The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who travel to the fictional Balkan nation of Syldavia, where they combat a plot to overthrow the monarchy of King Muskar XII.


Volume-4

ix.The Crab with the Golden Claws:-The Crab with the Golden Claws (French: Le Crabe aux pinces d'or) is the ninth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in Le Soir Jeunesse, the children's supplement to Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from October 1940 to October 1941 amidst the German occupation of Belgium during World War II. Partway through serialisation, Le Soir Jeunesse was cancelled and the story began to be serialised daily in the pages of Le Soir. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who travel to Morocco to pursue a gang of international opium smugglers. The story marks the first appearance of main character Captain Haddock.


x.The shooting star:-The Shooting Star (French: L'Étoile mystérieuse) is the tenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from October 1941 to May 1942 amidst the German occupation of Belgium during World War II. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin, who travels with his dog Snowy and friend Captain Haddock aboard a scientific expedition to the Arctic Ocean on an international race to find a meteorite that has fallen to the Earth.


xi.The secret of the unicorn:-The Secret of the Unicorn (French: Le Secret de La Licorne) is the eleventh volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from June 1942 to January 1943 amidst the Nazi German occupation of Belgium during World War II. The story revolves around young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy, and his friend Captain Haddock, who discover a riddle left by Haddock's ancestor, the 17th century Sir Francis Haddock, which could lead them to the hidden treasure of the pirate Red Rackham. To unravel the riddle, Tintin and Haddock must obtain three identical models of Sir Francis's ship, the Unicorn, but they discover that criminals are also after these model ships and are willing to kill in order to obtain them.


Volume-5

xii.Red Rackham's tresure:-Red Rackham's Treasure (French: Le Trésor de Rackham le Rouge) is the twelfth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from February to September 1943 amidst the German occupation of Belgium during World War II. Completing an arc begun in The Secret of the Unicorn, the story tells of young reporter Tintin and his friend Captain Haddock as they launch an expedition to the Caribbean to locate the treasure of the pirate Red Rackham. The story marks the first appearance of main character Professor Calculus.


xiii.The seven crystal balls:-The Seven Crystal Balls (French: Les Sept Boules de Cristal) is the thirteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium's leading francophone newspaper, from December 1943 amidst the German occupation of Belgium during World War II. The story was cancelled abruptly following the Allied liberation in September 1944, when Hergé was blacklisted after being accused of collaborating with the occupying Germans. After he was cleared two years later, the story was then serialised weekly in the new Tintin magazine from September 1946 to April 1948. The story revolves around the investigations of a young reporter Tintin and his friend Captain Haddock into the abduction of their friend Professor Calculus and its connection to a mysterious illness which has afflicted the members of an archaeological expedition to Peru.


xiv.The Prisoners of sun:-Prisoners of the Sun (French: Le Temple du Soleil) is the fourteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in the newly established Tintin magazine from September 1946 to April 1948. Completing an arc begun in The Seven Crystal Balls, the story tells of young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy, and friend Captain Haddock as they continue their efforts to rescue the kidnapped Professor Calculus by travelling through Andean villages, mountains, and rain forests, before finding a hidden Inca civilisation.


Volume-6

xv.The Land of Black Gold:-Land of Black Gold (French: Tintin au pays de l'or noir) is the fifteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, in which it was initially serialised from September 1939 until the German invasion of Belgium in May 1940, at which the newspaper was shut down and the story interrupted. After eight years, Hergé returned to Land of Black Gold, completing its serialisation in Belgium's Tintin magazine from September 1948 to February 1950, after which it was published in a collected volume by Casterman in 1950. Set on the eve of a European war, the plot revolves around the attempts of young Belgian reporter Tintin to uncover a militant group responsible for sabotaging oil supplies in the Middle East.


xvi.Destination moon:-Destination Moon (French: Objectif Lune) is the sixteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was initially serialised weekly in Belgium's Tintin magazine from March to September 1950 before being published in a collected volume by Casterman in 1953. The plot tells of young reporter Tintin and his friend Captain Haddock who receive an invitation from Professor Calculus to come to Syldavia, where Calculus is working on a top-secret project in a secure government facility to plan a crewed mission to the Moon.


xvii.Explorers on moon:-Explorers on the Moon (French: On a marché sur la Lune; literally: We walked on the Moon) is the seventeenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in Belgium's Tintin magazine from October 1952 to December 1953 before being published in a collected volume by Casterman in 1954. Completing a story arc begun in the preceding volume, Destination Moon (1953), the narrative tells of the young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy, and friends Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and Thomson and Thompson who are aboard humanity's first manned rocket mission to the Moon.


Volume-7

xviii.The Calculus affair:-The Calculus Affair (French: L'Affaire Tournesol) is the eighteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé. It was serialised weekly in Belgium's Tintin magazine from December 1954 to February 1956 before being published in a single volume by Casterman in 1956. The story follows the attempts of the young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy, and his friend Captain Haddock to rescue their friend Professor Calculus, who has developed a machine capable of destroying objects with sound waves, from kidnapping attempts by the competing European countries of Borduria and Syldavia.


xix.The red sea sharks:-The Red Sea Sharks (French: Coke en stock) is the nineteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comic series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was initially serialised weekly in Belgium's Tintin magazine from October 1956 to January 1958 before being published in a collected volume by Casterman in 1958. The narrative follows the young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy, and his friend Captain Haddock as they travel to the fictional Middle Eastern kingdom of Khemed with the intention of aiding the Emir Ben Kalish Ezab in regaining control after a coup d'état by his enemies, who are financed by slave traders led by Tintin's old nemesis Rastapopoulos.


xx.Tintin in Tibet:- Tintin in Tibet (French: Tintin au Tibet) is the twentieth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. It was serialised weekly from September 1958 to November 1959 in Tintin magazine and published as a book in 1960. Hergé considered it his favourite Tintin adventure and an emotional effort, as he created it while suffering from traumatic nightmares and a personal conflict while deciding to leave his wife of three decades for a younger woman. The story tells of the young reporter Tintin in search of his friend Chang Chong-Chen, who the authorities claim has died in a plane crash in the Himalayas. Convinced that Chang has survived and accompanied only by Snowy, Captain Haddock and the Sherpa guide Tharkey, Tintin crosses the Himalayas to the plateau of Tibet, along the way encountering the mysterious Yeti.


Volume-8

xxi.The Castafiore emerald:-The Castafiore Emerald (French: Les Bijoux de la Castafiore) is the twenty-first volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. It was serialised weekly from July 1961 to September 1962 in Tintin magazine. In contrast to the previous Tintin books, Hergé deliberately broke the adventure formula he had created: it is the only book in the series where the characters remain at Marlinspike Hall, Captain Haddock's family estate, and neither travel abroad nor confront dangerous criminals. The plot concerns the visit of the opera singer Bianca Castafiore and the subsequent theft of her emerald.


xxii.Flight 714 to Sydney:-Flight 714 to Sydney (French: Vol 714 pour Sydney; originally published in English as Flight 714) is the twenty-second volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. It was serialised weekly from September 1966 to November 1967 in Tintin magazine. The title refers to a flight that Tintin and his friends fail to catch, as they become embroiled in their arch-nemesis Rastapopoulos' plot to kidnap an eccentric millionaire from a supersonic business jet on a Sondonesian island.


xxiii.Tintin and the Picaros:-Tintin and the Picaros (French: Tintin et les Picaros) is the twenty-third volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The final instalment in the series to be completed by Hergé, in Belgium it was serialized in Tintin magazine from September 1975 to April 1976 before being published in a collected volume by Casterman in 1976. The narrative follows the young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy and his friends Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus as they travel to the (fictional) South American nation of San Theodoros to rescue their friend Bianca Castafiore, who has been imprisoned by the government of General Tapioca. Once there, they become involved in the anti-government revolutionary activities of Tintin's old friend General Alcazar.


xxiv.Tintin and the Alph-Art:-Tintin and Alph-Art (French: Tintin et l'alph-art) is the unfinished or incomplete twenty-fourth and final volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Left incomplete on Hergé's death, the manuscript was posthumously published in 1986. The story revolves around Brussels' modern art scene, where the young reporter Tintin discovers that a local art dealer has been murdered. Investigating further, he encounters a conspiracy of art forgery, masterminded by a religious teacher named Endaddine Akass.


Other:-

xxv.Tintin and the lake of sharks:-Tintin and the Lake of Sharks (French: Tintin et le lac aux requins) is a 1972 French-Belgian animated adventure film based on The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Raymond Leblanc. It was not written by Hergé (who merely supervised), but by the Belgian comics creator Greg (Michel Regnier), a friend of Hergé. It was later adapted into a comic book with still images from the film used as illustrations. The narrative follows the young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy and his friends are sent to guard Professor Calculus who has invented a machine that can duplicate anything.


Characters:-

°'Tintin is a reporter and adventurer who travels around the world with his faithful dog snowy. He is a young man, around 19 to 25 year old with a round face and a quiff hair style. He has a sharp intellect, can defend himself and is honest, desent, compassionate and kind.

°He has 2 friends named Thomson and Thompson(Twins) who are detectives but are absent-minded

°He finds a new friend in the comic edition 'Cigars of the Pharaoh' named 'Oliveira da Figueira' who is the friendly Portuguese salesman.

°He finds a new friend in the comic edition 'The blue lotus' named 'Chang Chong-Chen' who is a very good friend of Tintin.

°He finds a new friend in the comic edition 'The broken ear' named 'Genaral alcazar amalaber' who is a general-ranked military officer of the San theodoran army.

°He finds a new friend in the comic edition 'Tintin and the crab with golden claws' named 'Archibald Haddock'(Captain Haddock) who is a sailor.

°There is a man in the comic edition 'The shooting star' named 'Captain George Chester' who is a gruff merchant skipper and an old friend of Captain Haddock.

°He finds a new friend in the comic edition 'Red Rackham's Tresure' named 'Cuthbert Calculus' (Professor calculus) who is very talanted but a little hard of listening.

°There is a King in the comic edition 'The land of Black gold' named 'Emir Ben Kalish Ezab'.

°There is a Prince about 12 to 13 years old in the comic edition 'The land of Black gold' named 'Abdullah' who is very notorius and is the son of the king 'Emir Ben Kalish Ezab'.

°He finds a new friend in the comic edition 'The red sea sharks' named 'Piotr Skut' who is a pilot.

°There is a singer named 'Binaca Castafiore' who is a singer but Captain, Tintin and Snowy are scared when she sings.

°Binaca Castafiore's maid Irma and pianist Igor Wagner.

°'Jolyon Wagg' the infuriating (to Captain Haddock) insurance salesman.

°There is a man named 'Nestor' who is Captain Haddock's butler.

°There is a man named 'Cutts the butcher' whose phone number is repeatedly confused with Haddock's phone.

°He finds 2 friends named in the comic edition 'The lake of sharks' named 'Niko' and 'Nouchka'(Siblings) who are very brave.

°There are many villans who want to kill Tintin and get rid of him like Roberto Rastapopoulos, DR.J.W.Muller, Colonel Sponz, General Tapioca, Colonel Jorgen, Mitsuhirato, Spalding, Etc'.

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News:-

*Georges Remi(Pen name-Hergè born May 22, 1907, Etterbeek, near Brussels, Belgium died March 3, 1983, Brussels) the creator of Tintin.

*He wrote many comics other than The Adventures of Tintin like:- The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko; Quick and Flupke; etc.

*Names - French (Orignal language)
Tintin - Tintin
Snowy - Milou
Captain Haddock - Capitaine Haddock
Professor Calculus - Professeur Tournesol
Thomson - Dupont
Thompson - Dupond

*The series was one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. By 2007, a century after Hergé's birth in 1907, Tintin had been published in more than 70 languages with sales of more than 200 million copies.

* Tintin in Congo is baned in many countries because of the poverty, uneducation, slavery and too much killing of animals.

*In Tintin in Congo Snowy tears a lion's tail in African forest.

*In earlier adventures, Tintin and Snowy live alone in an apartment, but they eventually go on to stay in one of Captain Haddock's spare rooms at Marlinspike Hall, giving the impression that Tintin is old enough not to need the influence.

* The tintin books are so famous that the whole world loves to read Tintin books.

* When Hergé died in 1983, the 24th album in the Tintin series had been only roughly sketched. The unfinished volume was published posthumously. At the beginning of the 21st century.

*In June 2009 a museum dedicated to the work of Hergé and the character Tintin opened in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

*Snowy is an Arachnophobia(Fear of spiders).

* In Tintin comics, Hergé mixes many real and fictional lands into his stories. Like the fictional cities Syldavia, Borduria, etc. He even visits some real places such as Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Moon, etc.

*The series has been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Hergé's signature ligne claire ("clear line") style. Its well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, action, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories feature slapstick humour, offset by dashes of sophisticated satire and political or cultural commentary.

*All know that the first man to go to the Moon was Neil Armstrong but does any one know who steped on moon before him? It's Tintin! Neil Armstrong Steped on Moon in the year 1969 but the Belgian Comic Superstar, Hergé had already sent Tintin, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and other characters to the Moon in the comic Destination Moon published on 1953 and Explores on Moon published on 1954. Infact here is a little cartoon that Hergé drew when Neil Armstrong steped on the moon.

*On 2019, 50 th anniversary of the moon landing, the publishers from "Egmont" have brought a brand new edition of these stories in the form of "Tintin on the Moon". In this book both the books Destination Moon and Explores on Moon are mixed.

*The Adventures of Tintin- The Secret of the Unicorn:- In the year 2016 there was a movie released in which the stories - 'The Crab with the Golden Claws', 'The Secret of the Unicorn' and 'Red Rackham's Treasure' were mixed where 'Tintin', 'Snowy' and 'Captain Haddock' search for the treasure of the Unicorn, a ship captained by Haddock's ancestor 'Sir Francis Haddock' when it is attacked by the pirate ship of the pirate Red Reckham. Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, the assistant of Captain Haddock and the descendant of Sir Haddock's enemy Red Rackham wants to take his grand father's treasure.



*There are still many books of Tintin written in diffrent languges.

*The first book of Tintin and Snowy was 'Le Petit Vingtième' which was coming in the newspaper in French.

*There were many movies made 'Tintin and the blue oranges', 'Tintin and the mystery of the golden fleece', etc.

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