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The Shooting Star (Tintin #10)

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A huge fireball comes hurtling towards Earth from space! Tintin sets sail with Captain Haddock to find the meteorite in the stormy Arctic Ocean, but a valuable metal is contained in the meteorite and Tintin's attempts to reach it are met with relentless sabotage.
Paperback, 62 pages
Published 2002 by Egmont UK Limited (first published 1942)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
L'étoile mystérieuse = The Shooting Star (Tintin, #10), Hergé
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 sc
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
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
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
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
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
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
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 Challapalli
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
very odd, but great fun
—and first published in Belgium in 1941
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Première fois que je lis Tintin. J'ai bien aimé. Toute suite en partant, l'humour des textes m'a attiré.
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Kellyn Roth
This is one of the more unbelievable Tintin books, including a shooting star (as the title suggests) that plummets into the ocean, sporting red and white mushroom (as the cover suggests). xD
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Very funny issue. I really love the scenes with Snowy and Tintin!
After the fall of a meteorite and a big earthquake Tintin with Snowy and Captain Haddock and a group of scientists sail to the Arctic to find it and discover a new metal.
Jeff Miller
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Another cracking adventure with TinTin, snowy and Capt Haddock! Happily reading these in the original publications.
Sep 17, 2017 added it
Shelves: graphic
Anyone who grew up without Hergé - I'm terribly sorry.
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: soft
ahoy, captain haddock!
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-books
হযাডকের আবোল তাবোল গালাগালি গুলো খুবই মজার। এই গলপের শুরুর দিকের meteorite approaching মুহূরত গুলোর ইলাসটরেশনে লাইটিং এর কাজগুলো খুবই চমৎকার ! and it has got one of the best adventures. খেয়াল করে দেখলাম কথায় কথায় টিনটিনের great snake, কযাপটেন হযাডকের thundering typhoons, blistering barnacles, বলু লোটাসের ভিলেনের seventy suffering samurai বলার মুদরাদোষ আছে। ...more
Ashley Capes
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tintin
Another Tintin story that has really stuck in my memory since childhood - it was great to return to this one. The Shooting Star feels unique because it has a bit of a science fiction/fantastical feel to it, courtesy of the star and the almost magical island it creates - with those giant mushrooms!

It's also notable for another appearance of a pre-Calculus Calculus-style professor and another nice Haddock insult ('woodlice') along with a good dose of slapstick, though what stood out this time arou
Mr 8
Apr 14, 2017 rated it liked it
TinTin never disappoint!
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
Aug 20, 2014 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.
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great book amazing pictures.
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2017
i love tintin!!! the stories are unique and the characters are all so fun
Marts  (Thinker)
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Tintin and Snowy have an Arctic adventure involving a meteorite and loads of strange occurrences....
Leah Coffin
Feb 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
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.
Sander Vanden Hautte
Te simplistisch verhaal. Er zijn betere albums.
قصص جميلة ومثيرة مثلما اِشتُهِر عنها..
التقييم على التشويق والمغامرة في القصة،
تنتمي مغامراتها للعالم الواقعي أحيانًا وأحيانًا أخرى يكون ممزوج بعالم الفانتازيا اللذيذ
ولا شك بأن هناك اسقاطات منها على الواقع
ملخص عن حياة هيرجيه من الموقع الرسمي الإنجليزي لسلسلة تان تان:
Interested in all was happening at the time, Hergé collected a century's worth of mythic and historic imagery. Through his illustrative art and narrative science, he gave the European comic strip its badge o
Jimmy Lee
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
First of all, I'm a huge Tintin fan, having occasionally spotted him in the comic book store but really adopting him as an adult during a trip to Paris. And I have to say, purchasing the individual softcover comics is hands down a better read than the three-book collection editions - although more expensive on a per issue basis, the graphics are much clearer, you get the amazing cover and whatever full page Herge' opted to add to the story, and you can read the dialogue without eye strain.

And "T
Pilar Benito Gonzales
Que divertido episodio xD

Nos encontramos de nuevo con nuestro reportero favorito cuando llega a enlistarse en una expedición después de que una roca extraña llegue a aterrizar cerca a uno de los polos. Grande es la sorpresa cuando otra expedición también quiere llegar primero a la roca y hay unas dificultades para la embarcación dirigida por el capitán Haddock. Como ya es costumbre, Tintin es quien llega a la roca y por un pelo se llega a salvar y ayudar a la embarcación,

Rapidisimo de leer. Reco
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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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