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The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 5: Land of Black Gold / Destination Moon / Explorers on the Moon (Tintin #15, 16, 17)

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Three classic graphic novels in one deluxe hardcover edition: Land of Black Gold, Destination Moon, and Explorers on the Moon.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 1984)
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Morgan
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Besides the adventure with Tintin actually on the moon, this volume was a little boring compared to the others. The Land of Black Gold read like his first Tintin books with the lack of Haddock, which I though he was need more of in the story. The first moon story didn't have much happen and was more them getting ready for lift off. The last moon story and the last in this 3-in-1 actually had a good story and felt like a good Tintin book.
Rachel
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: important
In this installment of the wildy funny Tintin series, Tintin and Snowy get mixed up in an oil sabatoge scheme, and go with Captain Haddock, Tomson and Thomson, Professor Calculus and his assistant, Wolf to the moon! Will they ever return?
Indri Juwono
Dec 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
#2011-51

Seri Tintin 3 in 1 ini adalah salah satu yang menjadi favorit saya. Sudah pernah baca di waktu kecil, dan baca lagi sekarang edisi bahasa Inggrisnya. Sengaja memang tidak beli lagi edisi bahasa Indonesianya yang diterbitkan Gramedia, soalnya nama2nya lain dari yang aku kenal waktu kecil dulu.
Jadi di sini masih Calculus, Snowy, Thomson dan Thompson..

Pertama adalah pertemuan Tintin dan Capt. Haddock dengan Abdullah, anak Ben Kalish Bab, pengusaha minyak kaya raya dari dataran Arab. Abdull
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Jon M
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book made up of three stories. If you like comics, humor, and adventure then you'll read this book and wish it was made up of more stories!

Land of the Black Gold:
In Europe, cars have been exploding when filled with petroleum. What's causing these cars to explode? What kind of chemical in this stuff is so deadly? Who's responsible for it? All of these questions will be answered in another fantastic book by Hergé!

Destination Moon:
Captain Haddock and Tintin have just got back from the
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Jon M
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book made up of three stories. If you like comics, humor, and adventure then you'll read this book and wish it was made up of more stories!

Land of the Black Gold:
In Europe, cars have been exploding when filled with petroleum. What's causing these cars to explode? What kind of chemical in this stuff is so deadly? Who's responsible for it? All of these questions will be answered in another fantastic book by Hergé!

Destination Moon:
Captain Haddock and Tintin have just got back from the
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Jon M
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great book made up of three stories. If you like comics, humor, and adventure then you'll read this book and wish it was made up of more stories!

Land of the Black Gold:
In Europe, cars have been exploding when filled with petroleum. What's causing these cars to explode? What kind of chemical in this stuff is so deadly? Who's responsible for it? All of these questions will be answered in another fantastic book by Hergé!

Destination Moon:
Captain Haddock and Tintin have just got back from the
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Sean
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it
It's our great loss that the Tintin series of comics are so hard to find here in the U.S. Because they're just about the most popular comics of all time (along with the Asterix series) in Europe. Tintin is a young boy journalist who travels around the world on various adventures, solving mysteries and fighting crime. The regular cast of characters in all of these adventures include: Thompson and Thomson, the twin bumbling detectives who always seem to be completely in the dark; Professor Cuthber ...more
Andrew
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, children-ya
"The Land of Black Gold" - More notable for its context than its contents. It was started before WWII, but not published until after the war ended. The villain is an evil German scientist/mercenary, which might explain why it wasn't completed or published during the Nazi occupation. The story derives its poignancy from the fact that Tintin is attempting to stop a war before it occurs. The comic itself is not one of Tintin's better adventures; it feels both disjointed and by-the-numbers, though t ...more
Dan
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
Daniel
Feb 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews-2
The adventures of Tin Tin vol.5 was a very interesting book. I enjoyed this book because it had lots of pictures so you could get a better understanding of whats going on in the book.The main theme in Tin Tin was suspense because you never knew what was going to happen next.In the book Tin Tin is on the hunt for a bad man.There are people all around looking to kill Tin Tin and you never knew what would happen next.Tin Tin is a lot like many other action movies because the good guy always wins.Th ...more
Aida
"Bab El Ehr! Bab El Ehr! Son of a mangy dog! Grandson of a scurvy jackal! Great grandson of a moulting vulture! My revenge will be terrible! I will impale you on a spit! I will roast you over a slow fire! I will pull out you beard, one hair at a time . . . And then I will stuff it down you throat!" -Mohammed Ben Kaiish Ezab (Land of Black Gold)

"Begone, you worm! Out of my sight! I'm acting the goat, d'you hear?" -Cuthbert Calculus (Destination Moon)

"?!" -Captain Haddock (Explorers on the Moon)
Kim
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 5, Books #13-#15

Land of Black Gold: Looming war and a mystery about exploding fuel send Tintin to Khemikhal,Khemed into a hornet's nest of rebellion, violence and abduction.

Destination Moon: Upon returning to Marlinspike Hall, Captain Haddock and Tintin receive a cryptic telegram from Professor Calculus entreating them to join him in Syldavia. Once they arrive, he asks them for assistance in his effort to send a rocket to the moon.

Explorers on the Moon: Sequel to D
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Maggie
I rarely read comics, but I was quite impressed by this. Like all good comics, it was funny and well-drawn. The characters were lovable, especially the courageous, good-hearted, hot-tempered and accident-prone Captain Haddock. The adventures were also exciting. But I liked most how Hergé reflected the current affairs of his time in the stories, with the first story involving oil in the Middle East and how a fall-out over oil could lead to war, while the second and third stories involved going to ...more
Cliff
May 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
This one was a little harder to read, mainly due to the fact that while Land of Black Gold is quite typical of the Tintin adventures, the two moon-based stories may have been a bit too reliant on the novelty of space travel, since it predated the real life events. Obviously, the science doesn't quite hold up, but is still fairly acceptable for fiction. But far too much of the suspense centered around the challenge of space travel itself, which simply doesn't stand up in this model era. Tintin is ...more
Jeff
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Tintin's later adventures are certainly his most enjoyable, since Hergé was at the peak of his powers by the early 1950's. One might argue that even better things were yet to come in later titles such as Tintin in Tibet, but the three adventures brought together in the present volume can still be counted amongst Hergé's best work. Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon are especially good, and are standouts in the Tintin bibliography for the bold conception and technical achievement of the t ...more
Patrick Nguyen
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Tin-tin is a smart young investigative reporter. He presents a mystery which is then solved logically. Its uncertain how Tin-Tin would escape from dangerous things. In this volume, Tin-Tin flies to the moon with the captain. And when they land, they plan on going out with foot on ground level. After awhile, they were walking back and just as they got about a mile away from the ship, the ship started lifting off, but stops all of a sudden. If it wasn't for Snowy(Tin-Tins dog), Tin-Tin and the cap ...more
Shannon
Jul 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
Not one of my favorite reads. All three stories deal with espionage, one in an Arab setting dealing with the control of oil resources, the other two dealing with Russians and the race and exploration of the moon.

The comedic aspect was a nice break from the 007 style plot.

I found the text used difficult to read due to the font selection. Too many images to fit the page, which made it hard to follow.
Iain Turnbull
Feb 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, comic-book
This volume contains the seminal "Destination Moon" & "Explorers on the Moon", two of the most iconic Tintin stories, and the two that I remember the most from my childhood. Reading again as an adult, they still stand out as brilliant pieces of work, with some excellent prescience from the author (and some not-so-excellent!) about the moon landings which would come over a decade later. Great stuff, if you can see past the old imperialist attitudes which were prevelant back then.
Josiphine/Tessa
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Levi, people who like comics
Recommended to Josiphine/Tessa by: TD
Land of Black Gold: Not my favorite. It felt too similar to a lot of other Tintin stories.

Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon: These next two might be my second-favorite story after the one that takes place in Scotland (the Black Island?). We get to back to Syldavia, I actually didn't guess the villain (rather unusual for Tintin), they go to the moon and Snowy even gets his own space suit! These were lots of fun.
Aaron Kaase
Volume 5 of 7 volume series, each of these contain three Tintin books. I like these books because they're compact and don't take a lot of shelf space. The printing quality is very good: rich color ink on nice, smooth paper. The only complaint I have is with the physical dimensions of the books, which are 45% smaller than the traditional albums. That said, they are no substitute for the original albums if you are a serious Tintin fan or collector, as I am.
Jenny GB
Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it
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Sam
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favourite collections. Growing up I always adored Explores on the Moon mostly because of what happens to Thomson and Thompson and the "hair incident." Gotta love Haddock's reactions to space and how he begs throughout the comic to be back on solid group. Tons of fun, plenty of laughs, this is a great group of Tintin comics that is worth the read.
Ines
Nov 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is even better than the last TinTin!!! I couldn't stop laughing. Captain Haddock is so funny and the Thomson brothers! Y'all who don't want to read it or haven't: YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!! TO BE CONTINUED...(exclamation points)
Jules
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very much enjoy these collection of comics. Especially like Destination Moon and Explorers On The Moon. This was also my first introduction to Capt Haddock. Thoroughly enjoyed his "Blistering Barnacles" and other similar exclamations, such as "acting the goat" and "you anacoluthon!". Class.
Andree
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Dalam seri ekspedisi ke bulan dan pendaratan di bulan, herge terbilang maju pemikirannya. Sudah memikirkan dan menuangkan dalam karya untuk kemungkinan mendaratkan manusia ke bulan. Salah satu cerita favorite saya.
Logan
This was Logan's favorite so far because of the stories of going to the moon. He's really into space and rockets and Herge did quite a bit of research to try to have some technical accuracy (but keep in mind it *is* a comic, so it takes some dramatic license).
Anniesotm
Nov 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Tintin = a masterpiece for all ages.
Lion
Aug 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Tintin fights gangsters with his friend Captain Haddock.
Bekki Fahrer
May 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Again, fun Nostalgia. However, this was mostly on the moon. This one relied too heavily on the falling gag. Still, good fun.
Thomas
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tintin
A triple whammy of adventures. I had read these books individually but it was cool to read them again in one volume.
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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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