Dates of Publication , Hergé announced the upcoming story with two consecutive covers of Tintin magazine each depicting the Moon.  The Studios would provide both personal support to Hergé and technical support for his ongoing work. Destination Moon (French: Objectif Lune) is the sixteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.  Hergé's research archive included an article from the American magazine Collier's which discussed how humanity could reach the Moon, as well as books by Pierre Rousseau and Auguste Piccard. One of the men dies from a malfunctioning parachute; the incident coincides with the arrival of the police detectives Thomson and Thompson, who are initially believed to be the intruders.  He decided that it would be a two-volume story arc, as had proved successful with his earlier arcs, The Secret of the Unicorn (1943) and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944), and The Seven Crystal Balls (1948) and Prisoners of the Sun. He and his assistants then used the model from which to accurately sketch when producing the comic. This one was amazing! , In 1991, a second animated series based upon The Adventures of Tintin was produced, this time as a collaboration between the French studio Ellipse and the Canadian animation company Nelvana. The story was initially serialised weekly in Belgium's Tintin magazine from March to September 1950 before being published in a collected volume by Casterman in 1953. An unmanned sub-scale prototype of the rocket — the "X-FLR6" — is launched on a circumlunar mission to photograph the far side of the Moon and test Calculus's nuclear rocket engine.
Herge's drawing of characters and backgrounds is flawless, as is his ability to pace the story across the page. After receiving a questioning phone call and a telegram from Calculus, they hop on from Marlinspike to catch the next plane to Klow, the Syldavian capital. Despite Haddock's complaints about mineral water and their drinking, he is forced to leave his whiskey at the customs gate, before being greeted with Tintin b… Story.
Despite attempting to make contact, the ground crew are unable to get through, and the book ends with the rocket flying towards the Moon while the ground crew repeatedly calls, "Moon Rocket, are you receiving me?". Written way before man actually landed on the moon, it is interesting that Herge has chosen the idea to formulate an adventure story for the Tintin series. In broad outline, that was it.
Let's send a teenager, his small dog, a retired alcoholic sea captain, and an old man! There are no female characters in this comic. The first of Herge's 2-part adventure detailing Tintin's Moon adventure, it's amazing to think that these stories were actually written roughly 20 years before man actually first did so! On the night of the launch, Haddock initially backs out, but after hearing Thomson and Thompson stating that he would be too old to go, he angrily declares his participation. In honor of the first moon landing that happened on this day in 1969, I'm reviewing Destination Moon by Georges Remi Herge.
Like his predecessors, Herge plucks at the leading technology of the time.  He also visited the Ateliers de Constructions Electriques de Charleroi's Center for Atomic Research, striking up a subsequent correspondence with its director, Max Hoyaux.
As usual, a good mix of action and slapstick.
Professor Calculus has a plan - Himself, Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock are all going to the moon! Now looking forward to re-reading Explorers! The book has two parts and was very successful, adding to the fame of Tintin. The plot tells of young reporter Tintin and his friend Captain Haddock who receive an invitation from Professor Calculus to come to Syldavia, where Calculus is working on a top-secret project in a secure government facility to plan a manned mission to the Moon.
 Hergé biographer Pierre Assouline felt that the two Moon adventures "mark a stage in the development of Hergé's work". 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! The shady rivals sub-plot is good, but is drawn out with no resolution, as again it is preparing for more substantial revelations in part two.
 He goes on to claim that in becoming the "sacred ancestor", the voyage to the Moon becomes "a mystical quest" with science as its guiding religion.  Hergé was certainly inspired by a number of photographic stills from the Destination Moon film which had been published. , According to literary critics Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier, possible fictional influences on Hergé's story include Jules Verne's 1870 novel Around the Moon and the 1950 American film Destination Moon. Moving on to discuss the Moon rocket in these stories, Apostolidès described it as a phallic object which penetrated the "virgin territory" of the Moon. After receiving a questioning phone call and a telegram from Calculus, they hop on from Marlinspike to catch the next plane to Klow, the Syldavian capital. Tintin and friends not only prepare to embark on their boldest adventure yet, but face off against a shadowy band of spies and saboteurs. Eventually, after repeating the phrase "acting the goat", Haddock successfully triggers Calculus' recovery. Flying into a rage and marching Haddock (in full space-suit), Tintin, and Snowy to the main vehicle facility, Calculus drives them maniacally to the construction site via jeep, where he shows them the process of building the Moon-Rocket. As a bonus, there is nothing to criticize here. Destination Moon was the first to be adapted in the second animated series; it was directed by Ray Goossens and written by Greg, a well-known cartoonist who was to become editor-in-chief of Tintin magazine. I especially loved the detailed explanation of the nuclear fission process. Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock travel to join Professor Calculus, who has been commissioned by the Syldavian government to secretly build a spacecraft that will fly to the Moon. , When Calculus' memory fails to be brought back, Haddock opts to use a violent shock to overcome Calculus' amnesia, though his attempts repeatedly backfire. Destination Moon is a two-part episode of The Adventures of Tintin, produced by Ellipse - Nelvana, based on the book of the same name by Hergé.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.  He suggested that the scene in which Captain Haddock rides a pantomime hobby horse can be contrasted with the many scenes in which Haddock is thrown off of a horse's back during the Adventures.  McCarthy also interpreted the scene in which Calculus cries and tears at his hair in response to the rocket's capture by the enemy as reflecting Hergé's own anxieties at having his work published and reinterpreted by his readers. Calculus is currently completing plans for a nuclear power rocket that will be able to land on the Moon...and he called Tintin and Haddock so that they will be part of the landing party.
First written in 1953, 15 years before the first real moon landing in 1969! , This incident confirms the Centre's suspicions that the paratroopers were agents of a foreign power, but Tintin fears that efforts to trace any leaked information would be futile. Gripping comic. The next morning, security is doubled and all senior members of the Project are called into a briefing, during which Thompson and Thomson show up disguised as "Syldavian Folk" who are released from custody on identity as Interpol.Curious as to how the facility was penetrated so easily, Tintin treks up into the mountains with Snowy to examine the ventilation grids and radios the Captain with coordinates and possible entry routes. I’m in love with Snowy and Captain Haddock!
This is particularly so, given that the “supplementary” rocket motor seems to do all the hard work of getting the rocket up into space. After witnessing Calculus test out a new multiplex helmet for the planned mission, they are informed of both his plan and his new use of an ear trumpet due to his signature hearing ailments.
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