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The Adventures of Tintin: Destination Moon (Tintin #16)

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Tintin begins his greatest adventure when he and Captain Haddock are rather cryptically summoned to join Professor Calculus in Klow. It turns out that the professor has joined a consortium in order to build a rocket that will land a person on the moon (this was in 1953, well before Neil Armstrong). Unfortunately, the project has attracted some unwanted attention from those ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published June 20th 2003 by Mammoth (first published 1953)
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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!!
Gina
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!
Maria Carmo
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
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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Paul
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
Dan Wilson
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
There are no female characters in this comic.
Ea Solinas
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
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
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
• 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
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
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
Vijay
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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Karan
My first Tintin! Extremely memorable.
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
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
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
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
Leila Anani
Professor Calculus creates a moon rocket and decides who better than Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock to accompany him on this adventure? Things go awry when it seems that one of the crew is a saboteur, and the bumbling Thom(p)son Twins stow away making the oxygen reserves unable to support the return trip...

This has always been one of my favourite TinTin stories. Its tightly plotted, funny and exciting with the detailed artwork that's just so fun.
Rahma Dilla (seetheworldwithbooks)
Ini seru banget!!!!! NGAKAK PARAH PAS KAPTEN HADDOCK BIKIN SURAT WASIAT GARA-GARA DIPAKSA TERBANG KE BULAN HAHAHAHA. Tintin adalah komik Barat terbaik yang aku baca dan buku yang ngasih banyak inspirasi buat aku sejak aku kecil. Professor Calculus tiba-tba ga budeg dan aku ngakak banget pas si Professor amnesia hahahahaha suka sama dia dan kapten Haddock kalo berantem xDD
Nicolas Walker
Tintin is at his best in this book. Him and Captain Haddock arrive one day to find that the Professor mysteriously leaves the house. They. shortly after, receive a telegram inviting them to meet the professor. Who is working on a Space Ship to take them to the Moon. However somebody else wants to get their hands on the ship, they sabotage and try desperately to get hold of pictures from the other side of the moon, but no worries. Tintin thought ahead and is ready for them.

My favorite book of the
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Dan
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
Moa Bernhardsson
Tintin and Haddock have barely arrived at Moulinsart before they have to leave again, this time to Syldavia. There they meet professor Calculus who's planning an exploration to the Moon and is designing a rocket for the journey. He invites them to join him in what will become their greatest adventure yet.
Nadia Fadhillah
Bahasa prancisnya susah banget edisi ini. Beda sama yang lain-lain.
Aku baca buku bahasa indonesia dan prancisnya sekaligus.
Bagus, kecuali pertanyaan besar: emangnya tintin dan haddock gak perlu latihan fisik ya kalau mau jadi astronot? setahuku latihan fisik astronot beratnya bukan main.
Andrian Liu
Mainly, this story is about Tintin going to the moon it happens when Tintin and captain Haddock came home from a trip and finds calculus gone then they received a message saying that he is in Syldavia and he asked them to visit him when the friends arrived at Syldavia calculus sent a driver to pick them up then they find the drivers driving them into a high security area. They were confused until they arrived at their destination and the professor calculus's assistant introduced himself and told ...more
Rymd Potatis
Det här albumet innehåller mer text än de flesta Tintinalbumen. Mycket angående raketer och rymdresor ska förklaras och ofta tar pratbubblor upp halva serierutan. Plus för att det är så välgjort, minus för att nästan all action jag väntar mig av Tintin och gänget saknas.
Tom Bevan
This book puts Professor Calculus tot he fore, and I attribute all interest I had in science as a child to him. This book makes space exciting!
Ashley Brown
Being a child of the 1990s the day of Tintin had long since passed, however a few copies of the series came into my possession at a sale and I continued to buy the books whenever I could, I loved them as a child and even now, in my twenties, I can still enjoy the adventures of the titular hero and his companions.

I always remember the Moon series as being my favourite books and will have to actually add them to my collection when I get the chance. There was a film last year and hopefully that wil
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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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