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!READ E-PUB ☨ Destination Moon ♀ Tintin and Captain Haddock are amazed to find that Professor Calculus is planning a top secret project from the Sprodj Atomic Research Centre in Syldavia And before our intrepid hero knows it, the next stop on this adventure is Space The Visual Dictionary of Ships and Sailing the next stop on this adventure is Space Professor Calculus has a plan Himself, Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock are all going to the moon This episode is to be concluded in the next exciting book This part and it sequel are one of the most interesting episodes of this franchise This has a lot of scope for adventure along with scientific fiction Tintin is as usual awesome with his acute thinking and decision making Snowy is as wonderful as ever Haddock gives some comic relief with his impatience Dr Calculus has got some major share in this part Thompson and thomson were hilarious One of the things I love best about Tintin books are the ridiculous and improbable situations that Tintin finds himself in A rocket is being sent to the moon 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. Herge s drawing of characters and backgrounds is flawless, as is his ability to pace the story across the page But this isn t amongst the strongest Tintins for a few reasons it s really a build up to the main event in Explorers on the Moon, so there s a lot of filler instead of plot, mostly involving Captain Haddock and the Thompsons slapstick scenes funny on small doses, not so much when it takes up half the book The shady rivals sub plot is good, but is drawn out with no resolution, as ag Herge s drawing of characters and backgrounds is flawless, as is his ability to pace the story across the page But this isn t amongst the strongest Tintins for a few reasons it s really a build up to the main event in Explorers on the Moon, so there s a lot of filler instead of plot, mostly involving Captain Haddock and the Thompsons slapstick scenes funny on small doses, not so much when it takes up half the book The shady rivals sub plot is good, but is drawn out with no resolution, as again it is preparing forsubstantial revelations in part two On the plus side, Herge s foresight and grasp of the technical aspects of space travel is genuinely amazing, and the conclusion of the book, when the rocket finally launches, is totally gripping Now looking forward to re reading Explorers Super fun.The rocket is so iconic that it s hard not to approach this without a sense of excitementand it pays off in spades With it being part one of a larger adventure there s plenty of scope for comedy, which is provided, as usual, by Capt Haddock, and his interplay with Calculus in this tale is as good as it gets in fact Tintin is almost 4th billing as even Snowy gets some great linesThe art work is also stunning in places, especially around the revelation of the rocket, and the sto Super fun.The rocket is so iconic that it s hard not to approach this without a sense of excitementand it pays off in spades With it being part one of a larger adventure there s plenty of scope for comedy, which is provided, as usual, by Capt Haddock, and his interplay with Calculus in this tale is as good as it gets in fact Tintin is almost 4th billing as even Snowy gets some great linesThe art work is also stunning in places, especially around the revelation of the rocket, and the story twists and turns at a perfect pace.One of the very best I remember these being much longer. First written in 1953, 15 years before the first real moon landing in 1969 I like these books because of their nostalgia value, good old fashioned values of heroism, adventure good vs evil I first got hold of copies of Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon when I was ten, and I was fascinated by the world which they opened up.Tintin and Captain Haddock fly to the uranium rich Balkan State of Syldavia, to work with Professor Calculus on his project to send a rocket to the moon, usin First written in 1953, 15 years before the first real moon landing in 1969 I like these books because of their nostalgia value, good old fashioned values of heroism, adventure good vs evil I first got hold of copies of Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon when I was ten, and I was fascinated by the world which they opened up.Tintin and Captain Haddock fly to the uranium rich Balkan State of Syldavia, to work with Professor Calculus on his project to send a rocket to the moon, using the mountains of Syldavia as a base You learn a lot about the fantasyland of Syldavia, and about the unusual perception of the world of his time, by the author, Herge.This work is amazing in its futuristic scope The super modern for when it was written in1953 Sprodj Atomic Research Center, and the details of the rocket where quite an amazing concept when the book was first published, 16 years before the first real moon landing by Neil Armstrong in 1969.It is full of adventure, such as when Tintin is wounded while surprising villains at the ventilator grid in the picturesque Syldavian Mountains and much humour such as escapades with CaptainHaddock s pipe and Professor Calculus hearing aid , and the famous scene of an enraged Professor Calculus acting the goat.It is a great adventure for all ages, a wonderful album to have I m in love with Snowy and Captain Haddock