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Destination Moon

(Tintin #16)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  10,967 ratings  ·  203 reviews
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
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ژانویه سال 1976 میلادی
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 هجری شمسی در 64 صفحه و جلد بسیار خوب منتشر کرده است، جلد 16 از مجموعه هرژه نشر رایحه اندیشه است. ا. شربیانی
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...
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First written in 1953, 15 years before the first real moon landing in 1969!
I like these books because of their nostalgia value, good old-fashioned values of heroism, adventure good vs. evil. . I first got hold of copies of 'Destination Moon ' and 'Explorers on the Moon' when I was ten, and I was fascinated by the world which they opened up.
Tintin and Captain Haddock fly to the uranium-rich Balkan State of Syldavia, to work with Professor Calculus on his project to send a rocket to the moon, usin
Harish 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!!
Nov 30, 2009 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!
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tintin
پروفسور کلکولس دوستداشتنی برای دولت «سیلداویا» برنامه فضایی تهیه میکند. تنتن و ناخدا هادوک به کلکولس اضافه میشوند و با جاسوسان دشمنان برنامه فضایی جدال جذابشان را شروع میکنند. ...more
Oct 21, 2013 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
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
There are no female characters in this comic.
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember these being much longer.
Nov 19, 2015 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
Maria Carmo
Jan 01, 2015 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.
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood
تن تن و تخیلات هرژه جزو چیزایین که تو زندگی میپرستم!
Matti Karjalainen
Syldavian avaruusohjelma on syystä tai toisesta jäänyt USA:n ja Neuvostoliiton varjoon, vaikka tosiasiassahan tämä historiankirjojen hyljeksimä itäeurooppalainen maa lähetti ensimmäisenä rakettinsa kuuhun. Vuonna 1953 tapahtuneen avaruuslennon mahdollistivat natsien V2:een ilmiselvästi pohjautuneet avaruusraketin piirrustukset, professori Theophilus Tuhatkaunon rakentama ydinkäyttöinen rakettimoottori sekä hämmästyttävän kokematon miehistö, johon kuuluivat muun muassa nuori töyhtöpäinen lehtimie ...more
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lots of comedy (rereading as an adult, I wonder about Haddock's blood pressure lol) - my favourite bit is the 'goat' bit between Haddock and Calculus, interesting foresight technologically by Herge, this books sets the scene for the sequel.
Ramin Azodi
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
جزو بهترین کارهای تنتن نیست اما بالاخره تموماش کردم. به زبان اصلی! و از این بابت بسیار مسرور و خرسندم هر چند که قسمتهای زیادی بودند که معنی لغات رو نمیدونستم. شرمی از گفتنش ندارم اما ی جایی باید این ماجرا تموم بشه. یه جایی در همین سال پیش رو ...more
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
a very good read. the book has lot of fun moments and extremely funny at times. a worthy tintin book.
Tetty Marlinda
#53 for 2018
Genre: Adventure Comic
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
C'est le premier livre que j'ai lu en français!
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: soft
doors/doorways, pipes, ear-trumpets, even a cork--it seems whale is extra clumsy this time
Sarah Sammis
Jun 13, 2009 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
Oct 02, 2015 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
Dan Wilson
Feb 08, 2014 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
Rami Samaha
Oct 28, 2012 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
Mridul Singhai
Sep 23, 2013 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.
Marts  (Thinker)
Another Tintin adventure featuring Snowy, Captain Haddock and Tintin of course.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first Tintin! Extremely memorable.
Daniel Jalili
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Herge is loyal to his habit of inspiring real cases in his stories again. The computer located at the Space Center was built on the UNIVAC I computer (the world's first civilian computer). Even the missile designed by Herge in his book was based on the Rocket V-2 designed by German scientists during the Second World War.
But perhaps one of the coolest points of this story is the cover of its book. On this photo, we see Haddock, Calculus, Tintin, and Milo riding on the jeep, and Calculus is provid
Andrew Ives
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although Herge's drawing style, especially with the larger panels, is very clear and rather iconic in a 1950s sort of way, the speech bubbles are a little too wordy in places and certainly, the slapstick stuff with Captain Haddock feels like a super-unfunny, irritating filler most of the time. In an A5-sized print, it's a little difficult to read and appreciate. This story seems rather dated now, but for 1959, I guess this was almost state-of-the-art rocketry and science, and shows interesting s ...more
Tom Loock
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Part 16 of my (actually happening!) big re-read of the whole Tintin-canon after decades ...
I had read this one before, and whilst I can now appreciate it more due to the infos provided in the excellent 'The Complete Companion' by Michael Farr, I can also see the weaknesses - mostly the pacing and the balance between drama and comedy. Within the comedy I find it increasingly annoying that some jokes are ridden until they're raw, examples would be Haddock and the door or Haddock and the hole in th
Hamdhan Naeemullah
Jan 28, 2015 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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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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