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Las Aventuras de Tintín: La estrella misteriosa (Tintin #10)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,155 Ratings  ·  115 Reviews
Tintín observa una estrella que parece acercarse cada vez más a la Tierra. En el observatorio, conoce al profesor Calys, que le dice que se trata de un meteorito que en pocas horas impactará contra el planeta provocando el fin del mundo. Afortunadamente, los científicos se habían equivocado en los cálculos y el meteorito pasa de largo aunque un fragmento cae en el Mar del ...more
Published July 1st 1991 by Juventud (first published 1942)
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Brendon Schrodinger
'Tintin and the Shooting Star' is in my opinion one of the weaker Tintins. It's still somewhat fun, with some slapstick comedy as usual and it is lifted by the wonderful Captain Haddock. But being a scientist I was groaning at the science. I know, I shouldn't be that fussy, and I don't think I was. But oh, dear! I'm not going to be a neck beard and pick it apart here though. Just swallow it down and enjoy the comedy.

Tintin sees a mysterious bright light in the sky on a walk one night and calls t
This is my first Tintin adventure. I've seen the movie, been regaled with images of Tintin (the best of which are these Tintin meets Lovecraftian monsters mash-ups, and heard praise heaped upon Herge's head as a pioneer of the comic art. I'm not disappointed, but I'm not wowed either. Herge is no Winsor McCay, but his influence can be seen in Jean Giraud's work, which means that Herge was, at a minimum, influential on today's comic arts.

The Shooting Star is a strange mix: Surreal science fictio
Sam Quixote
Before I read the final book in Charles Burns’ X’Ed Out Trilogy, I wanted to re-read Herge’s Tintin book, The Shooting Star, besides Burns’ first two books, to see if it would add anything to the overall experience. Having just finished The Shooting Star and from what I remember of Burns’ comics, there’s unfortunately no major connection besides the visual. It also turns out this Tintin book is pretty awful too - (not so) shockingly, my pre-teen self was wrong about this one (even though I didn’ ...more
David Sarkies
Jan 02, 2015 David Sarkies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
Tintin goes hunting for a meteor
6 February 2012

I'm not sure whether we could really call these group of albums the 'War Albums' because while they were written during World War II (and while Herge was living in occupied Belgium) there is no mention of the war. This is not surprising because, unless he was incredibly subtle (which he is not) by writing about the war would likely raise the ire of one of the sides, and it did not seem that Herge was willing to throw his hat in with the Nazis (whic
J.G. Keely
As with all the early Tintin books, we're getting roughly the same plot over and over: Tintin is visiting a foreign country where he runs afoul of a criminal organization doing something wacky. He tracks down various clues as a couple of crooks try to kill him. Each time, he miraculously survives by pure luck. Then he beats a whole roomful of large, armed men to a pulp and escapes in a stolen aeroplane.

All the plot points are convenient and interchangeable, built on haphazard coincidences and l
Maria Carmo
The adventures with Captain Haddock continue - his drinking problem also continues, even though in this sea trip he is cheered as the leader of non alcoholic sailors (LOL). In the mean time, at the same time as he receives a garland of flowers for being the abstemious captain of the ship that is going to make a scientific expedition, full boxes of whiskey bottles are being crammed into his cabin !!! LOL

Well, I do not tell the story: you must go and read it yourself...

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon 11 Janua
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
A very good book!! Perfect stuff for adventure and humor, which is the best part of tintin series!! Tintin and snowy are as awesome as ever!! This is also one of the most enjoyable of the series!! Liked it a lot!! Captain haddock's humor was very enjoyable!! Waiting for more adventures of the series!!

Do read the book if u get an opportunity! I bet ull def enjoy this part!! Awesome awesome awesome!!
Huda Aweys
انا فاكرة الفكرة بتاعة المغامرة دى بالذات و الغلاف بيتهيألي ، كانت نجمة او جزء من نيزك على شكل عيش غراب
و تان تان أكل منه و بقى شرير او مجنون او حاجه حصلتله يعني ، بس موش فاكره ايه هي بالضبط هاهاهاهاهااهاهاه
Captain Haddock shines in this one. You might be annoyed with the drunk Captain Haddock in 'Crab with the Golden Claws', but sober Captain Haddock is the man. Ain't nothing like insults such as “I'm going to tear those caterpillars into little pieces”. Now, that's original! On this adventure, Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and others set sail to the Arctic to find a meteorite and discover a new metal. The story is interesting because it's different from the earlier ones that are invariably more ...more
Feb 11, 2012 Kris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kris by: Max
So far easily the strangest of the Tintin albums I've read, in both plot and mood. This is a disjointed, meandering story involving the search for a meteorite containing an undiscovered new element. It reads like it was made up entirely as Herge went along, though not with the every-few-pages wild plot twists of the earlier stories--instead it's dreamlike all the way through, and it makes you wonder how much of the story could have happened inside Tintin's head. Though it's not one of the better ...more
Aug 02, 2011 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tintin stories for anyone who has read them and understands their history can't be viewed as anything other than groundbreaking. The beginnings of these stories have been around as long as the Lord of the Rings, the illustration and environments in the Tintin books are accurate and extremely detailed. Anyone who has spent even a little time exploring Herge (Georges Remi) can see the painstaking research and adversity he worked through to compose the world around Tintin. His ideas were ahead ...more
Leah Coffin
Feb 17, 2015 Leah Coffin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
How people have decided this book is less racist than Tintin in the Congo, I shall never know. To me they are both equally horrible.
Leila Anani
A meteor falls from space and lands in the sea. After learning from scientists that it contains a new metal Tintin sets off to try and put his flag on it. However villainous rivals are also after it and try and sabotage Tintin's crew.

This is an odd one. Its fairly sci-fi, especially when they actually discover the meteor which has become a small island. Giant mushrooms inexplicably pop up and his apple core grows into a giant tree. Absolutely nothing is explained which is frustrating.

Captain Had
Sander Vanden Hautte
Te simplistisch verhaal. Er zijn betere albums.
Kerry-Anne Gilowey
This is a pretty big milestone for me - the very first French book I've read all on my own, from cover to cover. Sure, it has pictures, but it also has plenty of big words, and I understood enough of them to figure out what was going on. And I laughed at the funny parts, which, as any language learner will tell you, is a real triumph. Now to find more of these! I may need to place an order on
This is an odd one - things start of promising with a close encounter of the meteorite kind and an almost apocalypse. However the remainder of the story takes place on a boat with very little actually happening.

When Tintin inevitably reaches the island/meteorite the plot turns bizarre and we get the land of giants while the main villains disappear in a panel and aren't mentioned again. There's little of actual consequence. Very odd.

So different to the recycled drug smuggling plots of many of the
Aug 20, 2014 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, they can't all be masterpieces, I suppose. The premise is not good, but Herge plugs along admirably with good twists and suspense leading up to an exciting end. The art is, of course, excellent.
Feb 03, 2015 Mazzy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
very odd, but great fun
—and first published in Belgium in 1941
One night Tintin is out walking with his dog Snowy when he notices an extra star in the sky. He then finds out that the “extra star” is really a huge meteorite flying past earth. This meteorite splinters off a large fragment which lands near the North Pole. The fragment contains a new metal called phostlite, named after the astronomer who detected it, so Tintin and Snowy join an expedition of scientists to claim to the rock, in a ship captained by his friend with the drinking problem, Captain H ...more
Tintin's first science fiction adventure is a great one, although Hergé's better with the fiction than with the science! Nonetheless, the story is exciting and atmospheric, particularly the initial "Armageddon" sequence. There's a real feeling of desperation at the impending destruction of civilization. Was this an expression of Hergé's angst at the Nazi occupation of Belgium? However that may be, it's certainly his most effective piece of work in Tintin's adventures to this point.

The story has
Oct 31, 2010 Sammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My review, as posted in Tintin Books

"The Shooting Star" is a welcome return to form after the entertaining but less innovative "The Crab with the Golden Claws". Herge was still working under Nazi-occupied conditions, which explains why this era of his albums strays from political debates and focuses instead solely on narrative concerns. Still, the battle to recover the meteorite echoes the scientific attitude which prevailed throughout WWII and would culminate in the '50s and '60s with the Space
Stef Rozitis
1 3/4 for this one. I can't give it 1 as I try to reserve that score for books I actually hated but this was not up to par with most of the Tintin books, especially as the book wore on (the spider on the planet near the beginning was awesome though. That was my favourite part both as a child and now).

If you love Tintin then I know you are going to read it, and I wouldn't try to talk you out of it. But if you are just discovering Tintin now...maybe dont start with this one
Nadia Fadhillah
Tintin setelah ketemu dengan Kapten Haddock dan Prof Lakmus jadi tambah lucu.
Beneran! Ternyata pengaruh penambahan karakter lain ke dalam cerita, kerasa jelas, nyata perubahannya.

Makin seru ke Tintin selanjutnya.
Kadang ada buku yang bagus di edisi awal, dan sekuel-sekuelnya kena kutukan.
Tapi Tintin gak begitu. Kita melihat Tintin tumbuh, Herge tumbuh, jika baca terus sesuai urutannya.

Menarik ya.

Aku baca bahasa indonesianya aja.
Owen Black
May 10, 2015 Owen Black rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bueno yo lo leí en la versión en castellano. Pero en cualquier idioma es una buena opción. Son clásicos del cómic europeo, que aunque puede haber pasado el tiempo por ellos, sirven de lectura iniciatica a los que comienzan, o son ejemplo de clásicos del pasado.
Os dejo una reseña que escribí en relación a este número:
Nov 03, 2014 Gabriel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite Tin Tin story so far.

It has astronomy, a meteor, an aerolite, science, a new mineral, weird life forms, boats, airplanes and religious crazies in the place they shold be... hard to go wrong with so many cool aspects put together in a juvenile but fun way.

Nothing intricate. As usual for Tin Tin stories. Just a light and very fun read.
Cookie Mason (seetheworldwithbooks)
Kayanya ini satu-satunya cerita Tintin yang ngakak ga ketulungan, keren ampun-ampunan tapi konfliknya ga terlalu heboh :D . Idenya unik tetang bintang yang bakal nabrak bumi, btw ak jadi pengen ke boscha waktu baca ini haha soalnya disini banyak adegan di planetarium gitu. Dan aku suka ceritanya, ringan, cerdik dan unik :)
Andrian Liu
Dec 06, 2013 Andrian Liu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is about Tintin finding a meteorite it starts when Tintin met professor photostle and the professor told him a meteorite is going to collide with earth and it will be the end of the world. Tintin was shocked and when the meteorite came extremely close it caused a earthquake. then instead of colliding on earth it missed then went to the sea the professor found that there were a new type of rock in that meteorite. Then sended a expedition after it he was in the expedition too. But anoth ...more
Abd al wahhab
Feb 19, 2014 Abd al wahhab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this particular book moved my imagination to whole new borders where i started to think of outer life forms , cosmos , rockets , traveling the space and everything .

and specially how that life on our dear planet might end by a meteor coming from the outer space and how we might not be capable of defending ourselves .

Joaquin del Villar
Nov 16, 2012 Joaquin del Villar rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bd-tintin
Es uno de mis libros favoritos de Tintín. Escrito en los inicios de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando Bélgica fué ocupada. La parte inicial es totalmente catastrofista, una metáfora entre la guerra inminente y el fin del mundo, descrito con un ambiente opresivo, catastrofista...donde el calor agobiante, los neumáticos estallando, el asfalto derritiendose y hordas de ratas corriendo por la espera interminable a que ocurra lo inevitable. La segunda parte es una carrera contra reloj para ...more
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
we love the TinTin series--After a string of stories loosely based on mystery/crime plots, 'The Shooting Star' initiates the formula that would become fairly standard in the Tintin books to come: the science-fiction adventure, a kind of modernist Jules Verne. A huge meteorite flying past earth splinters a large fragment which lands near the North Pole. Containing a new metal called phostlite, named after the astronomer who detected it, Tintin and Snowy join an expedition of world-class scientist ...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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