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Destination Moon (Tintin #16)

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The classic graphic novel. Professor Calculus is building a rocket, but Tintin quickly realizes that there are spies around every corner trying to steal the professor's design! When Professor Calculus' rocket finally takes off for the moon, Tintin and his dog Snowy are on board.
Paperback, American Edition, 62 pages
Published September 30th 1976 by Little, Brown and Co. (first published 1953)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Objectif Lune (Tintin #16), Hergé
عنوان: ماجراهای تن تن و میلو ( هدف کره ماه )؛ هرژه؛ مترجم: خسرو سمیعی؛ تهران، یونیورسال، 1350، در در 65 ص؛
ادامه داستان با عنوان: روی ماه را رفتیم
سفره به کره ماه را نشر رایحه اندیشه در سال 1385 در 64 صفحه و جلد بسیار خوب منتشر کرده است، جلد 16 از مجموعه هرژه نشر رایحه اندیشه است
Manny
A Swedish friend who speaks fluent French and is seriously into B.D. told me that this book was first to introduce the verb alunir (touch down on the Moon), formed by analogy with the verb aterrir (touch down). Then when the Apollo 11 astronauts did it in real life, French TV actually used Hergé's word! He was still alive then, and must have felt very proud...
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
This part and it sequel are one of the most interesting episodes of this franchise!!

This has a lot of scope for adventure along with scientific fiction!! Tintin is as usual awesome with his acute thinking and decision making! Snowy is as wonderful as ever!! Haddock gives some comic relief with his impatience!! Dr. Calculus has got some major share in this part! Thompson and thomson were hilarious!!
Bhanuj
Nov 20, 2015 Bhanuj rated it really liked it
Destination moon is the first part of a two part series of tintin's adventures that will take him off to moon.

The mysterious disappearance of Calculus and his telegram bring Tintin, Captain Haddock and Snowy to the Syldavia, the land of the mineral water. Calculus is building a rocket straight for the moon and tintin, haddock and snowy and the ones he is willing to take along with him.

But befoe they could travel to moon they must protect the secret plans of the rocket from getting into wrong h
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Gina
Nov 30, 2009 Gina rated it really liked it
Shelves: pre-2009, 4-star
One of the things I love best about Tintin books are the ridiculous and improbable situations that Tintin finds himself in. A rocket is being sent to the moon? Let's send a teenager, his small dog, a retired alcoholic sea captain, and an old man!
Paul
Oct 24, 2013 Paul rated it liked it
Herge's drawing of characters and backgrounds is flawless, as is his ability to pace the story across the page. But this isn't amongst the strongest Tintins for a few reasons: it's really a build-up to the main event in Explorers on the Moon, so there's a lot of filler instead of plot, mostly involving Captain Haddock and the Thompsons slapstick scenes - funny on small doses, not so much when it takes up half the book. The shady rivals sub-plot is good, but is drawn out with no resolution, as ag ...more
Maria Carmo
Jan 18, 2015 Maria Carmo rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Tournesol finally comes out as the great scientist he truly is! In fact, he is behind the plans for the construction of a rocket to the Moon! And, of course, after a lot of adventures and difficulties, Tintin becomes the first human to tread on the Moon... A very funny episode of tese Tintin's adventures! But the story continues in the next book...

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon, 18 January 2015.
Sarah Sammis
Jul 20, 2009 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
In honor of the first moon landing that happened on this day in 1969, I'm reviewing Destination Moon by Georges Remi Herge. It was first written 19 years before the landing and translated a decade before.

Destination Moon starts where Land of Black Gold ends. Tintin is home but is soon sent to Syldavia to witness a test flight of a moon rocket that will go around to the darkside of the Moon and photograph it.

Destination Moon is better paced than Land of Black Gold, probably because it's not suffe
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Dan Wilson
Jul 11, 2015 Dan Wilson rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
Part one of a two-book story. Herge is in fine form here with his full comedic ensemble in place. This comic, published 16 years before the first manned lunar landing, was somewhat prescient, though it drew from the existing science and scientific aspirations of 1953. Tintin and friends not only prepare to embark on their boldest adventure yet, but face off against a shadowy band of spies and saboteurs. As usual, a good mix of action and slapstick. As a bonus, there is nothing to criticize here ...more
Karen
Jan 15, 2015 Karen rated it it was ok
There are no female characters in this comic.
Andy
Oct 02, 2015 Andy rated it it was ok
It's hard to rate this in isolation as it's really only the first half of the story. Still, even for Tintin it stretches the boundaries of credibility. Since when did Calculus become such a renowned scientist? Who in their right mind would let this gang crew the world's first space rocket?

Anyway, the usual tomfoolery and slapstick are present and annoyingly correct (numerous pratfalls by Cpt Haddock seem to be overtaking the ridiculous nature of the Thom(p)sons for sheer idiocy though Calculus a
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Ea Solinas
Apr 28, 2015 Ea Solinas rated it really liked it
Ah, landing on the moon. For decades before Neil Armstrong took one small step for a man, people dreamed about it.

And that is all that "Destination Moon" -- the first half of Tintin's moon saga -- is concerned with: sending out intrepid (and sometimes very reluctant) heroes to the moon itself. Tintin takes a backseat in this particular volume, as it focuses more on Calculus and Haddock, but otherwise it's a fun, comedic romp.

An urgent telegram summons Tintin and Captain Haddock to Syldavia, wher
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Hamdhan Naeemullah
Jan 28, 2015 Hamdhan Naeemullah rated it it was amazing
Tintin, Capt. Haddock and Snowy arrive at Marlinspike. They meet Nestor and are surprised to hear that Professor Calculus has left a few days before, without telling his whereabouts. Just then a telegram arrives. Haddock sees that Calculus has written to them, requesting them to meet him in Syldavia. Tintin, Haddock and Snowy leave.

After two days, they fly to Syldavia. The captain is disgusted with the whole country offering only mineral water. He pays heavy import duty for his whiskey. A cab dr
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Lindsay
Apr 26, 2015 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
while "The Red Sea Sharks" is a sentimental favourite of mine, "Destination Moon" and the follow-up, "Explorers on the Moon" are probably the two Tintin adventures I'd put at the top of my list. Mostly because I've just always been a space nut. I love rockets and spaceships and anything to do with space exploration.

The great thing about this book is that although it features many of the tropes of 50s SF (particularly the films) it still holds up remarkably well. While it's unlikely we're ever to
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Kelly Timian
May 09, 2014 Kelly Timian rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
• Tintin is a childhood icon in French culture and I didn’t actually read the series until I was in highschool. All of the Tintin books are school appropriate graphic novels for grades 4-6. Each installation of the series is about Tintin the reporter who travels around the world with his dog Snowy. Tintin is a graphic novel because of its comic book like combination of pictures and text.

• Graphic novels are excellent tools for differentiating instruction in the classroom in order to help student
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Mridul
Sep 23, 2013 Mridul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gripping comic. Although I do not read many comics nowadays, but I still cherish the memories when 10-year old me would go to the British Library in Bhopal (now closed :( ), and have fun for all day long.

ps: X-FLR6 looks like V-2 rocket.

If you liked this, you'd love Explorers on the Moon.
Rami Samaha
Oct 28, 2012 Rami Samaha rated it really liked it
This book nice and cool and something I love about it is rockets even though the book is not speaking about rockets.This book speaks about the moon that they are trying to go to it.Sometimes there is no captain haddock in the book so I don't like that.that is why I gave this book 3 star
Matthew Hodge
Feb 24, 2016 Matthew Hodge rated it really liked it
There's a sense in which this book is a bit too technical and clever for its own good, so readers have to be prepared to sit through some detailed explanations of nuclear power and rocket design.

But given that this was written *before* the moon landing, the attention to detail is extraordinary and the sense of awe as the story builds to the rocket launch is just awesome.

In the final brilliant pages as Tintin and Co board the rocket, you could almost believe that you're watching one of those NAS
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Fantasy♥Magic♥Love
May 25, 2016 Fantasy♥Magic♥Love rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Tintin and Snowy Fans
Shelves: comic, adventure
Herr Bienlein ist angeblich 'harthörig' und nicht taub!

Und unbedingt beleidige nicht Herr Bienlien als Hampelmann!
Vijay
Jan 23, 2014 Vijay rated it really liked it
Reading with Rosh

We've already been through the entire Asterix series or at least 32 of them. We've been checking out Tintin from time to time but the guns and the whiskey are a little too much to handle. Anyway, can't ignore Tintin for long. I skim through the bang bang portions and he doesn't mind me replacing Captain Haddock's drunken behavior with some improvisations (yet!). As Rosh, soon to be 6 years old, is totally into space travel these days, Destination Moon became an obvious choice. T
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Monica
Feb 08, 2016 Monica rated it really liked it
Tintin comics follow a narrative of adventure and comedy. In Destination Moon we find Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock traveling to the moon in order to save Professor Calculus.

In this epic adventure story, the characters are faced with unimaginable excitement and danger. The story reads quickly and easily and the imagery is beautiful. Herge's use of the graphic novel is unparalleled and this is one of his best works.

Grade level: 3rd grade and up
Classroom uses: Could be used to teach about sp
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Settare
Oct 25, 2012 Settare rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, childhood
تن تن و تخیلات هرژه جزو چیزایین که تو زندگی میپرستم!
Karan
Aug 26, 2012 Karan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first Tintin! Extremely memorable.
Sarah
Jan 28, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
This book and its sequel are my favourite of all the Tintin adventures; whenever I read them, I am immediately thirteen again, home sick from school and lying in bed with Tintin and melted cheese on toast, giggling at poor old Cuthbert losing his temper at being called a goat. And Captain Haddock! He's always been my favourite, but he surpasses himself in sass in this one. Loved seeing the strange back and forth of his relationship with Mr. Baxter here too. "Don't worry, the Captain's just found ...more
Maz
Oct 30, 2015 Maz rated it really liked it
CONTAINS A SPOILER AT THE END. It's amazing that nobody really questions Tintin and the Captain's scientific credentials (or lack thereof). They just get sent off to the moon on the strength of being Professor Calculus' dearest friends - no questions asked. Although, I suspect that Mr Baxter has his doubts about Captain Haddock, given his constant blunders in the lead-up to the rocket launch. Even so, this is one of my favourite Tintin installations. The "acting the goat" sequence is by far one ...more
Miles
Jul 20, 2015 Miles rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The first Tintin that I've ever read. I saw this in a recent UK-based list of top 100 graphic novels, and figured I'd give it a try. It was a fun, entertaining, family-friendly adventure story. I liked the artwork, even though it was more "flat" than the styles that typically appeal to me (i.e., few shadows and minimal depth and shading). I just might have to follow up with the next installment one of these days. Bonus points for learning where the 80's pop band "The Thompson Twins" got their na ...more
Dominick
As Tintin books go, this one's pretty light on plot. Professor Calculus has disappeared, and it turns out he's simply been offered a job launching a top-secret expedition to the moon (several pages of manufactured suspense to get to this point, no doubt because the original serial publication required suspense even if common sense stands in the way). Most of the book is taken up with slapstick gags that fall flat as often as not, as well as with a pointless diversion into amnesia for Calculus fo ...more
David Sarkies
Jul 29, 2014 David Sarkies rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure
The beginning of Tintin's adventures in space
19 February 2012

This used to be one of my favourite albums (namely because it involved Tintin and his friends travelling to the moon) but I am starting to grow a little less fond of the later of Herge's work simply because his earlier works seem to be a lot better, however this does not mean that this (or any of the others) are bad since they are still classic Herge (is anything of Herge's not classic) with his twisted sense of humour (particularly w
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Sammy
Nov 03, 2010 Sammy rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic
My review, as posted in Tintin Books:

Ah, "Destination Moon". As a child, I didn't have a particular affinity with the moon albums. I guess I was more interested in character stories and less in science at the time, but I have to say looking back this - and its second half Explorers on the Moon - is quite an achievement.

Briefly, the cons: "Destination Moon" is all set-up and little pay-off since it was designed from the start as the first half of an adventure. On top of this, there's a fair bit o
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Seth Gray
Feb 15, 2013 Seth Gray rated it it was amazing
I read The Book Destination Moon Which Is about another adventure with Tintin and friends to Syldavia where they are pre-paring for the big launch of a space ship to the moon. After having thieves and robbers attempt to steal the Blueprint They kept on pushing through hardships and were ready to launch. My favorite part of the book was when they were getting ready to launch because It really got me on the edge of my seat and I just wanted to jump right into the book. I liked this because it actu ...more
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Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.
His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics
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