The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé: Compact Edition 8 Books Box Set - Ages 7+ - Hardback
The Adventures of Tintin is one of the most popular series of graphic novels in print. The bande dessinées began in 1929, and the last album was published in 1976. It's been made into movies and merchandise and is now available in this collection.
The Tintin Collection is a great-value box set, featuring all eight volumes of The Adventures of Tintin: Compact Edition. Across twenty-three epic adventures, Tintin and his little dog Snowy face dangers, puzzles, and epic landscapes, in pursuit of the truth. In this edition, the classic bande dessinée albums are reproduced in compact hardcover volumes, measuring 221mm tall and 156mm wide. We also offer The Adventures of Tintin 23 Books Collection, which features the same albums reprinted as individual paperbacks at the larger size of 295mm tall and 185mm wide.
The first volume in this set features two of Tintin’s earliest adventures in Russia and the United States of America, written and illustrated by Hergé. The other seven books in the collection reprint three albums apiece, from 1934’s Cigars of the Pharaoh to 1986’s posthumous, unfinished story, Tintin and Alph-Art.
Titles in this set:
- Tintin in the Land of the Soviets
- Tintin in America
- Cigars of the Pharaoh
- The Blue Lotus
- The Broken Ear
- The Black Island
- King Ottokar's Sceptre
- The Crab with the Golden Claws
- The Shooting Star
- The Secret of the Unicorn
- Red Rackham's Treasure
- The Seven Crystal Balls
- Prisoners of the Sun
- Land of Black Gold
- Destination Moon
- Explorers on the Moon
- The Calculus Affair
- The Red Sea Sharks
- Tintin in Tibet
- The Castafiore Emerald
- Flight 714 to Sydney
- Tintin and the Picaros
- Tintin and Alph-art
From the publisher
Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on extraordinary adventures spanning historical and political events, and solves thrilling mysteries! From the Land of the Soviets to America, from outer space to the depths of the ocean, there are over 1,500 pages of delight in eight volumes of classic Tintin stories. The ultimate gift for any Tintin fan.
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.
Tintin in the Land of the Soviets
Accompanied by his dog Snowy, Tintin leaves Brussels to go undercover in Soviet Russia. His attempts to research his story are put to the test by the Bolsheviks and Moscow’s secret police …
Tintin in America
Gangsters, Cowboys, Indians and the Big Apple await Tintin when he travels across the Atlantic to America. He soon finds himself in terrible danger – but with Snowy to help him, he faces it head on …
Cigars of the Pharaoh
On the hunt for an Egyptologist and a mysterious ancient pharaoh, Tintin scours Egypt and India. He makes friends with elephants, narrowly avoids falling victim to the poison of madness and saves a maharajah from a killer tiger.
The Blue Lotus
In India, Tintin gets drawn into a dangerous mystery revolving around a madness-inducing poison. He traces its origins to Shanghai and a nefarious web of opium traffickers. But can he outwit the crooks?
The Broken Ear
The Arumbaya fetish has been stolen! But with the help of a talking parrot, Tintin is soon on the hunt for the famous artefact, which can be distinguished by its broken ear. He must solve a murder and discover the true value of the fetish, and quick – because he is not the only one on the trail!
The Black Island
Wrongly accused of a theft, Tintin is led to set out with Snowy on an adventure to investigate a gang of forgers.
King Ottokar's Sceptre
Tintin travels to the Syldavia and uncovers a plot to dethrone King Muskar XII. But can he help the head of state before it's too late?
The Crab with the Golden Claws
Faced with a drowned sailor, counterfeit coins and a ship full of opium, Tintin sets out on another adventure. Aboard the Karaboudjan, Tintin is introduced to Captain Haddock for the first time, and they are soon both facing a deathly thirst in the Sahara desert.
The Shooting Star
Things are hotting up for Tintin as a huge fireball comes hurtling towards earth! Soon he is setting 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!
The Secret of the Unicorn
When Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market, he buys it as a gift for his friend Captain Haddock. But this isn't just any old model ship … it's the Unicorn. Built by one of Haddock's ancestors it holds a clue to finding the treasure of a notorious pirate.
Red Rackham's Treasure
Determined to find the treasure of the notorious pirate Red Rackham, Tintin and Captain Haddock set sail aboard the Sirius to find the shipwreck of the Unicorn. With the help of an ingenious shark-shaped submarine, Tintin follows the clues deep down on this ocean adventure.
The Seven Crystal Balls
The world's most famous travelling reporter is faced with an ancient Incan curse, which is causing its victims to fall into a life-threatening coma. The tomb of Rascar Capac has been unearthed! But one by one, the finders fall into a terrifying coma. Can this be the curse of the Inca gods? Tintin must somehow fathom out the meaning behind his only clue: the shattered crystal ball lying beside each of the victims …
Prisoners of the Sun
When Professor Calculus is kidnapped, Tintin and a desperate Captain Haddock set off to Peru on a rescue mission, braving runaway train carriages, yellow fever and avalanches. Then they must find an ancient Inca tribe if they are to find their great friend.
Land of Black Gold
Boom! Doctored petrol is blowing up vehicles all around the country. Determined to find the culprits, Tintin heads for the Middle East, but he is in for a nasty shock when he encounters a familiar face in the desert.
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.
Explorers on the Moon
Following on from the events of Destination Moon, Tintin finds himself in a rocket on a collision course with the moon. And with Snowy the dog, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and the Thompson twins aboard, things quickly spiral further and further out of control.
The Calculus Affair
Windows, mirrors and chandeliers are spontaneously shattering and Tintin is left flummoxed. After a shooting and a break-in, Tintin knows Calculus is in danger, but he has only one clue – an unusual packet of cigarettes. He has a mystery to solve. But can he do it before a terrible weapon falls into the wrong hands?
The Red Sea Sharks
There's a rebellion in Khemed and the Emir's life is in danger! He has entrusted his mischievous son to Captain Haddock's care, but when an old friend of Tintin's is caught smuggling arms to the Khemed rebels, they must jump straight on a plane to find out what on earth is going on …
Tintin in Tibet
Tintin's friend Chang has been killed in a terrible plane crash and Tintin is distraught. But after a strange dream, Tintin becomes convinced Chang is alive. Together with Captain Haddock, he sets out on an impossible mission, an adventure deep into the mountains, through blizzards and caves of ice. They must find Chang at all costs!
The Castafiore Emerald
When Captain Haddock meets a gipsy palm reader, he dismisses a forewarning about a beautiful lady’s stolen jewels. But when the famous opera singer Bianca Castafiore suddenly descends on Marlinspike Hall, the gipsy’s prediction seems to be all too real. Can Tintin catch the emerald thief?
Flight 714 to Sydney
Tintin, Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus are on their way to Sydney, Australia. Through a chance meeting they are invited to travel on board the private jet of billionaire Lazlo Carreidas. But then they fall victim to a plot to kidnap Carreidas and are captured by Tintin's arch enemy Rastapopoulos.
Tintin and the Picaros
Bianca Castafiore has been imprisoned by General Tapioca! Also accused of threatening Tapioca's dictatorship, Tintin, Calculus and Haddock jet off to the jungle HQ of the revolutionaries, and hatch a plot surrounding the upcoming carnival and Haddock's sudden and mysterious disgust for whisky.
Tintin and Alph-art
In an interview shortly before his death, Herge wrote of the last Tintin adventure: "The plot revolves around a tale of forgers … The book is set in the world of contemporary art. The narration itself is in the course of evolution. I am still doing my research and I honestly don't know where this story will lead me."
Sadly, the tale was never completed, but this unique book gives an insight into the work Herge had done on the project before he died. At the end, Tintin is about to be cast into a living sculpture by a mysterious enemy – one last cliffhanger for the world's best-loved boy journalist.