Explorers on the Moon (Adventures of Tintin)

Explorers on the Moon (Adventures of Tintin)

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Overview

The classic graphic novel. Picking up where Destination Moon left off, Professor Calculus and Tintin discover a secret agent has managed to sneak onboard the rocket with plans to hijack it and abandon everyone on the moon!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316358460
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/30/1976
Series: Adventures of Tintin: Original Classic Series
Pages: 62
Sales rank: 288,668
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Hergé, one of the most famous Belgians in the world, was a comics writer and artist. The internationally successful Adventures of Tintin are his most well-known and beloved works. They have been translated into 38 different languages and have inspired such legends as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He wrote and illustrated for The Adventures of Tintin until his death in 1983.

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Explorers on the Moon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DGibson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Originally written well before Armstrong and company's voyage to the moon, this is classic Tintin with espionage, kookiness, a disobedient dog, mild violence, alcoholism, and pseudo science. Like much of Tintin, the book has a distinct non-Western feel with made-up sounding countries that seem oddly advanced. The book is a continuation of a previous story starting almost in media res, but is roughly self-contained. It might be difficult for new readers as there is no explanations of the characters and some events from previous volumes are referenced. Initially serialized, the stories were written as little as fifteen years before the actual moon landing. While some elements of a lunar vehicle are pure science fantasy the actual portrayal of the moon is oddly conservative, and the related dangers of space travel are not minimized.
wheresmynoose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the best Tintin books written. There are some fascinating ideas here, particularly Herge imagining what the moon might look like (this was before Neil Armstrong). Also has a much stronger sense of danger than the previous books combined, especially towards the end.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read many Tintin adventures between age 11 and 15. Now I am 32 and would like to own a copy of ALL the Tintin adventures. But I am in Warri, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa and know of no bookstores or other avenue to get them. Would appreciate any suggestion from Barnes & Noble of how I can buy these books from over here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this adventure! It's action packed from start to finish, and my one regret is that Jorgen is dispatched after just two appearances-he's as vile (if not more so) as the more durable R and A... The whisky scene is classic, although I do feel that the delayed reactions to Formula Fourteen (see 'Land of Black Gold') are just weirdness for weirdness's sake. A particular moment towards the end (read it yourself to see what it is!) was a shocker and although I knew the likely outcome, I still had my heart in my mouth! I had a similar reaction when Jorgen knocks Snowy out-to quote: "Monsters! Vivisectionists! Torturers!"- How can anyone do that to Snowy? As an afterthought-The ballet on the moon has to be seen to be believed! What should we call it? Les Thom(p)sons?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I wasn't aware that this volume contained pull-out tabs and popping-up contraptions, I do know the story and am most happy to review it as I am quite charmed by it. Calculus, Wolff, Tintin, Haddock and Snowy are off to explore the moon. The two certified detectives - or are they certified nitwits? - Thomson and Thompson are on board as well. When the heard that the launching was to take place at 1.34, they assumed that meant P.M., and decided to spend the night in the rocket. Of course, the launching was ACTUALLY at 1.34 A.M., and by the time they realise their mistake it is too late to change anything. So Thomson and Thompson stay, trailing hilarity, nonsense and certified Thompson antics in their wake. Then Captain Haddock has some whisky and takes it upon him to jump out of the rocket. After Tintin rescues him, things go fairly well until they land on the moon, 'where the hand of man has never set foot,' as said one of the Thompsons. Then, one time when Tintin and Wolff are alone in the rocket with Snowy, Tintin goes to the hold to fetch some tins of milk, only to be knocked out and tied up by yet another stowaway: the evil Colonel Jorgen, also known as Colonel Boris in 'King Ottokar's Sceptre'. Jorgen has come all the way to the Moon to have his revenge on Tintin. Wolff, with Jorgen's automatic trained on him, is going to push the button and return to earth WITHOUT THE OTHERS... Jorgen is sure that this time, Tintin isn't going to be able to save the day - but unfortunately for him, he never learnt to tie knots very well and Tintin escapes. When the rest of the crew return, Jorgen is dead by his own hand in a fight with Wolff over the gun, and they have to work frantically to repair the damage done to the rocket by Wolff's failed takeoff. The oxygen supply is severely depleted. Perhaps they'll never make it back to earth. Truly a splendid tale full of genuine Tintin heroism and Thomson humour, as well as the conflicting emotions that are pulling Wolff apart, and the determination of Calculus to get to the Moon and COME BACK. I recommend this to everyone, whether or not a Tintin fan.