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Adventures of Tintin series

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic albums created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Rémi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name Hergé. The series was one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. By the time of the centenary of Hergé‘s birth in 1907, Tintin had been published in more than 70 languages with sales of more than 200 million copies.

The first nine volumes were roughly twice as many pages as the later volumes. They were cut and redrawn when they were colorized. The order of publication was as follows. The date in parenthesis is the date of the colored version.

  • Tintin in the Land of the Soviets 1930, 1998, (2017)
  • Tintin in the Congo 1931, (1946) 1982 British edition, 1991, 2002
  • Tintin in America 1932, (1945) 1978 revised for American publication, 1979, 2004
  • Cigars of the Pharaoh 1934, (1955)
  • The Blue Lotus 1936, (1946) 1983 British publication, 2006
  • The Broken Ear 1937, (1943) 1975 Casterman, 1975 Methuen
  • The Black Island 1938, (1943), 1966 revised edition for British publication, 2006
  • King Ottokar’s Sceptre 1939, (1947) 1958, 2005)
  • The Crab with the Golden Claws 1941, (1943) 1958

All albums after this were originally published in color:

  • The Shooting Star (1942) 1961
  • The Secret of the Unicorn (1943) 1959
  • Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944) 1959
  • The Seven Crystal Balls (1948) 1962
  • Prisoners of the Sun (1949)
  • Land of Black Gold (1950, 1971 revised edition for British publication) 1959
  • Destination Moon (1953) 1959
  • Explorers on the Moon (1954) 1959, 1992
  • The Calculus Affair (1956) 1960
  • The Red Sea Sharks (1958) 1960
  • Tintin in Tibet (1960) 1962
  • Tintin and the Golden Fleece (1962 based on the film) 1965
  • The Castafiore Emerald (1963)
  • Tintin and the Blue Oranges (1965 based on the film) 1967
  • Flight 714 to Sydney (1968)
  • Tintin and the Lake of Sharks (1972 based on the film) 1973
  • Tintin and the Picaros (1976)
  • Tintin and Alph-Art (2004 unfinished at the time of Herge’s death) 2013

Books in the Adventures of Tintin series:

The Adventures of Tintin (1993)

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic albums created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name Hergé. The series was one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. By the time of the centenary of Hergé’s birth in 2007, Tintin had been published in more than 70 languages with sales of more than 200 million copies.


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Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Black Island (1966)

Wrongly accused of theft, Tintin and Snowy set out on the trail of a gang of counterfeiters.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Black Island (2006)

Wrongly accused of theft, Tintin and Snowy set out on the trail of a gang of counterfeiters. This is a reprint of the original black and white edition.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Blue Lotus (1983)

Tintin battles drug smugglers and the Japanese occupiers of China in this adventure.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Blue Lotus (2006)

Tintin battles drug smuggler and the Japanese occupiers of China in this adventure. This is a reprint of the original black and white version with the 1983 English translation.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Broken Ear (1975)

Tintin investigates the theft of a South American statue and gets mixed up in a revolution.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Broken Ear (1975)

Tintin investigates the theft of a South American statue and gets mixed up in a revolution. This is a reprint of the original black and white edition.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Calculus Affair (1960)

Professor Calculus has been kidnapped and it’s up to Tintin to rescue him before his captors get the secret of his new weapon.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Castafiore Emerald (1963)

Bianca Castafiore invites herself to Marlinspike Hall, then her famous emerald goes missing and its up to Tintin to recover it.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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Cigars of the Pharaoh (1971)

While traveling in Egypt, Tintin and Snowy stumble on a tomb filled with dead Egyptologists and cigars.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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Cigars of the Pharaoh (2006)

While traveling in Egypt Tintin and Snowy stumble on a tomb filled with dead Egyptologists and cigars. This is a reprint of the original 1934 black and white version.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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The Crab with the Golden Claws (1958)

Tintin is shanghaied and meets Captain Haddock when he gets mixed up with drug smugglers. The Golden Press edition was translated by Danièle Gorlin (whose name was misspelled).

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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Destination Moon (1959)

Tintin, Haddock and professor Calculus prepare to blast off for the moon. This is the cover for the Golden Press edition of 1960. It was translated by Danièle Gorlin.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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Explorers on the Moon (1959)

The lunar explorers land on the moon, but danger lurks in unexpected places. The cover is from the Golden Press edition translated by Danièle Gorlin.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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Explorers on the Moon (1992)

A pop-up version of Tintin’s trip to the moon.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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Flight 714 (1968)

Tintin and his companions are hijacked to a desert island in the Celebes where they are rescued by extraterrestrials.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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King Ottokar’s Sceptre (1958)

In this Ruritanian adventure Tintin saves King Muskar XII from a coup and meets Bianca Castafiore for the first time. This is the cover of the Golden Press edition which was translated by Nicole Duplaix.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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King Ottokar’s Sceptre (2005)

In this Ruritanian adventure Tintin saves King Muskar XII from a coup and meets Bianca Castafiore for the first time. This is the facsimile of the first black and white edition. The cover image is from the true French first edition.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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Land of Black Gold (1959)

Tintin and the two T detectives set off for the middle east to investigate a problem with the gasoline supply. It was substantially rewritten for this first English language edition.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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Red Rackham’s Treasure (1959)

Tintin and Calculus are off to recover the treasure now that they have the map from the Unicorn. The Golden Press edition was translated by Danièle Gorlin.

Author: Hergé
Illustrator: Hergé

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