The Shooting Star

The Shooting Star

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The world's most famous travelling reporter voyages to the Arctic Ocean in search of the meteorite that has crash-landed in the north.

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!

Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011.

The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.

Publisher: London, Eng. : Egmont Books, 2002, c1974.
ISBN: 9781405267014
9780316198752
9781405208093
9781405206211
9780316358514
0316358517
1405206217
Characteristics: 62 p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.

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TheSandoz
Aug 12, 2017

Reading the Tintin adventures when I was a kid changed my life. It was my first exposure to the graphic novel experience. back then you got them a chapter at a time, later in complete book form like this. They were adventure stories with exciting action, mysterious puzzles, hilarious characters, and real world concepts I could understand. I buy them now for my nieces and nephews to read when they come over, but I have to read each one again as well. I very much like this extra-large softcover edition. The art work is much better presented and you can really put you whole focus into the story. I can't afford the hardcover editions so this is the next best thing. Not a one of these is bad.
Fun reading- for adults too!

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mammothhawk229e
Aug 12, 2017

Oh, wow. The slightly oft-kilter book I read as a kid was heavily edited edition by author in 1957?
The original version was published in 1941-1942 by Le Soir, an anti-semitic Belgium newspaper under Nazi Germany occupation?
United States big business as antagonist funded by Jewish businessman rather than fictional country in revised version?
Scientists in expedition from Germany, occupied countries or neutrals?
Book contaminated my childhood memory.
Author sure besmirched himself.

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kokosowe
Jul 18, 2008

Tintin and Haddock join a scientific expedition to find a meteor that has landed in the sea, which may contain an undiscovered metal.

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