Tintin books, films and media

Tintin books, films, and media

This is a list of all books, films, and media produced so far in The Adventures of Tintin.


The books can either be listed in the order in which the stories first appeared in newspapers or magazines (the "production order"), or in the order they were first published in album form ("publication order"). As many early stories were altered in the redrawings, and therefore chronologically fit in more with the later albums, both orders can be considered valid. Sometimes the redrawings introduced problems with the chronological order, one example is when Sheik Patrash Pasha presents a copy of Destination Moon in Cigars of the PharaohDestination Moon was published almost 20 years after Cigars of the Pharaoh!

Production order

  1. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets - (Tintin au pays des Soviets) (1929–1930)
  2. Tintin in the Congo - (Tintin au Congo) (1930–1931)
  3. Tintin in America - (Tintin en Amérique) (1931–1932)
  4. Cigars of the Pharaoh - (Les Cigares du Pharaon) (1932–1934)
  5. The Blue Lotus - (Le Lotus bleu) (1934–1935)
  6. The Broken Ear - (L'Oreille cassée) (1935–1937)
  7. The Black Island - (L'Ile noire) (1937–1938)
  8. King Ottokar's Sceptre - (Le Sceptre d'Ottokar) (1938–1939)
  9. The Crab with the Golden Claws - (Le Crabe aux pinces d'or) (1940–1941)
  10. The Shooting Star - (L'Etoile mystérieuse) (1941–1942)
  11. The Secret of the Unicorn - (Le Secret de la Licorne) (1942–1943)
  12. Red Rackham's Treasure - (Le Trésor de Rackam le Rouge) (1943–1944)
  13. The Seven Crystal Balls - (Les Sept boules de cristal) (1943–1948)
  14. Prisoners of the Sun - (Le Temple du soleil) (1946–1949)
  15. Land of Black Gold - (Tintin au pays de l'or noir) (1948–1950 1)
  16. Destination Moon - (Objectif Lune) (1950–1953)
  17. Explorers on the Moon - (On a marché sur la Lune) (1950–1954)
  18. The Calculus Affair - (L'Affaire Tournesol) (1954–1956)
  19. The Red Sea Sharks - (Coke en stock) (1958)
  20. Tintin in Tibet - (Tintin au Tibet) (1960)
  21. The Castafiore Emerald - (Les Bijoux de la Castafiore) (1963)
  22. Flight 714 - (Vol 714 pour Sydney) (1968)
  23. Tintin and the Picaros - (Tintin et les Picaros) (1976)
  24. Tintin and Alph-Art - (Tintin et l'Alph-Art): Unfinished work, published posthumously in 1986, and republished with more material in 2004.
  25. Tintin and the Lake of Sharks - (Tintin et le lac aux requins): Film adaptation (1972), not written nor drawn by Hergé.

1: Actually begun in 1939 but left uncompleted in 1940, redrawn starting 1948.

Publication order

  1. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1930, black & white)
  2. Tintin in the Congo (1931, black & white)
  3. Tintin in America (1932, black & white)
  4. Cigars of the Pharaoh (1934, black & white)
  5. The Blue Lotus (1936, black & white)
  6. The Broken Ear (1937, black & white)
  7. The Black Island (1938, black & white)
  8. King Ottokar's Sceptre (1939, black & white)
  9. The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941, black & white)
  10. The Shooting Star (1942)
  11. The Secret of the Unicorn (1943)
  12. The Broken Ear (1943, redrawn in colour)
  13. The Black Island (1943, colourized)
  14. The Crab with the Golden Claws (1943, redrawn in colour)
  15. Red Rackham's Treasure (1944)
  16. Tintin in America (1945, redrawn in colour)
  17. Tintin in the Congo (1946, redrawn in colour)
  18. The Blue Lotus (1946, redrawn in colour)
  19. King Ottokar's Sceptre (1947, redrawn in colour)
  20. The Seven Crystal Balls (1948, slight changes from initial run)
  21. Prisoners of the Sun (1949, slight changes from initial run)
  22. Land of Black Gold (1950)
  23. Destination Moon (1953)
  24. Explorers on the Moon (1954)
  25. Cigars of the Pharaoh (1955, redrawn in color)
  26. The Calculus Affair (1956, slight changes from initial run)
  27. The Red Sea Sharks (1958)
  28. Tintin in Tibet (1960) ISBN 0-316-35839-8
  29. The Castafiore Emerald (1963)
  30. The Black Island (1965, redrawn)
  31. The Red Sea Sharks (1967, edits in dialogue)
  32. Flight 714 (1968)
  33. Land of Black Gold (1971, redrawn version)
  34. Tintin in the Congo (1975, further redrawn version)
  35. Tintin and the Picaros (1976)
  36. Tintin and Alph-Art (1986, incomplete sketches)
  37. Tintin and Alph-Art (2004, more complete version)

UK publication order

  1. The Secret of the Unicorn (1952, Casterman version)
  2. Red Rackham's Treasure (1952, Casterman version)
  3. King Ottokar's Sceptre (1958)
  4. The Crab with the Golden Claws (1958)
  5. The Secret of the Unicorn (1959)
  6. Red Rackham's Treasure (1959)
  7. Destination Moon (1959)
  8. Explorers on the Moon (1959)
  9. The Calculus Affair (1960)
  10. The Red Sea Sharks (1960)
  11. The Shooting Star (1961)
  12. The Seven Crystal Balls (1962)
  13. Prisoners of the Sun (1962)
  14. Tintin in Tibet (1962)
  15. The Castafiore Emerald (1963)
  16. The Black Island (1966)
  17. Flight 714 (1968)
  18. Cigars of the Pharaoh (1971)
  19. Land of Black Gold (1972)
  20. The Broken Ear (1975)
  21. Tintin and the Picaros (1976)
  22. Tintin in America (1978)
  23. The Blue Lotus (1983)
  24. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1989)
  25. Tintin and Alph-Art (1990, Sundancer version)
  26. Tintin in the Congo (1991, black & white)
  27. Tintin and Alph-Art (2004, Egmont version)
  28. Tintin in America (2004, black & white)
  29. Tintin in the Congo (2005, colour)
  30. Cigars of the Pharaoh (2006, black & white)
  31. The Blue Lotus (2006, black & white)
  32. Tintin in America (2008, facsimile of 1st colour edition)
  33. Cigars of the Pharaoh (2008, facsimile of 1st colour edition)
  34. The Blue Lotus (2008, facsimile of 1st colour edition)
  35. The Broken Ear (2008, facsimile of 1st colour edition)
  36. The Black Island (2008, facsimile of 1st colour edition)
  37. King Ottokar's Sceptre (2008, facsimile of 1st colour edition)


There have been a number of films featuring the characters, but not always based on original works by Hergé. There have been at least two live action films with actors cast for their resemblance to the characters.


The BBC produced two series of Tintin radio dramatisations. They were first broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1992 and 1993. The cast featured Leo McKern as Captain Haddock (Lionel Jeffries in series 2), Andrew Sachs as Snowy, Stephen Moore as Professor Calculus, Charles Kay as the Thompson twins, and Richard Pearce as Tintin. Both series were released on BBC Audio Cassette (ISBN 0-8072-8103-4)

Series one

  1. The Black Island
  2. The Secret of the Unicorn
  3. Red Rackham's Treasure
  4. Destination Moon
  5. Explorers on the Moon
  6. Tintin in Tibet

Series two

  1. The Seven Crystal Balls
  2. Prisoners of the Sun
  3. The Calculus Affair (in two parts)
  4. The Red Sea Sharks (in two parts)


  1. The Castafiore Emerald (double-length Christmas special). It guest-starred Miriam Margolyes as Bianca Castafiore. It has not yet received a commercial release nor a repeat broadcast.


There have been two animated television series, based on the comic books.

Stage shows

Video games

So far four Tintin video games have been released:

  1. Tintin on the Moon (1989).
  2. Tintin in Tibet (1994).
  3. Prisoners of the Sun (1997).
  4. Destination Adventure (2001).

Reprints and republications

  • In 1951 British weekly comic The Eagle ran "King Ottokar's Sceptre"
  • In the 1960s and 1970s, various Tintin comics were reprinted in the American children's magazine Children's Digest.
  • In 2000–2001, the short-lived magazine "Explore!" ran "The Black Island" and "King Ottokar's Sceptre"

Other books

For a detailed list of unofficial works see List of Tintin parodies and pastiches.

  • In 1983, Benoit Peeters published Le monde d'Hergé (later translated in English as Tintin and the World of Hergé), which chronicles the illustrated history of Belgian writer-artist Georges Remi (better known as Hergé), and his creation Tintin.
  • In 1993, after the death of Hergé, his friend Frederic Tuten published Tintin in the New World: A Romance (ISBN 0-7493-9610-5). More a thought experiment than a new adventure, Tintin here grows up: he is seduced and falls in love, has a dream about the death of Snowy and caring for an invalid Haddock, and critically examines his life and experiences.
  • In 1980, a pirate comic/parody, The Adventures of Tintin: Breaking Free, was released, featuring Tintin as an unemployed youngster living with his uncle-by-marriage Haddock, who gets involved with the socialist/anarchists.
  • In December 1999, a pirate comic book Tintin in Thailand came into circulation. The book, illustrated by Thai artists, presented Tintin, Haddock and Calculus on a sex holiday to Bangkok, with numerous allusions to the characters being unhappy with their treatment by the Hergé Foundation. In 2001, Belgian police made several arrests regarding the book in the Belgian town of Tournai.
  • The Adventures of Tintin at Sea by Michael Farr (2004) ISBN 0-7195-6119-1 - a guide to the nautical-related scenes in canonical Tintin books

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