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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 6: Land of Black Gold / Destination Moon / Explorers on the Moon

(Tintin #15-17)

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Includes - 'Land of black gold', 'Destination moon', 'Explorers on the moon' ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 5th 2007 by Egmont (first published 1984)
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Morgan
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Xander
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love tintin. I received this book from a friend shortly before he moved to another state as a gift. he had almost all the tintin books and would bring them to class and all the boys would read. them. these books are truly incredible. and I read this book like four times a week. I highly recommend this book. but i suggest reading books 1-5 first. Its a great series and a nice light read, Filled with humor suspense and lots of other things that make a comic book good.
Rishika S.
Dec 20, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!

I spent the last couple of months reading through a few volumes of Tintin (Volumes 3 to 6). Since I didn’t have a lot of specific things to say for each one, I thought I’d share this summarised post/review. Here are the books in order of preference:

Volume 5 which contains Red Rackham’s Treasure, The Seven Crystal Balls, and Prisoners of the Sun – 4 out of 5 stars
Volume 6 which contains Land of Black Gold, Destination Moon, and Explorers on the Moon – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Volume 4 which co
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Darius Ostrowski
OK, these are getting a bit boring and outlandish, all at the same time. With Haddock and Calculus doing the same schtick that's starting to get old, and Tintin playing the role of sidekick more than usual, I ended up enjoying the Thompson duo more than before. But I think it's more of a lack of excitement from the others than the Thompsons getting much better. Also Snowy seemed to have less lines than usual, which probably led to the ho-hum attitude of these stories.

The first story is about gas
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Savannah B
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classics! These books also helped me get through a dark time in my past so they hold some signifigance for me.
Kriveen Naidoo
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it
Nipun Fernando
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Epic. Destination Moon & Explorers on the Moon are both the finest adventures in this omnibus.
⚡️Samantha⚡️
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable! Certainly a fun read.
Rachel
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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?
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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Sean
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
...more
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
...more
Andrew
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-ya, comics
"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  ·  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
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)
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Daniel
Feb 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kim
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jeff
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Cliff
May 07, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Patrick Nguyen
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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. ...more
Iain Turnbull
Feb 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Jenny GB
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Shannon
Jul 08, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tessa
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Levi, people who like comics
Recommended to 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.
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Sam
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Ines
Nov 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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) ...more
Friend of Pixie
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). ...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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