Tintin is an adventurous individual who solves the mysteries of the comic book series of the Belgian cartoonist Hergé. He is a reporter who travels the world with his dog Snowy in The Adventures of Tintin.
Tintin made his comic book debut in January 1929 and fans are celebrating his 93rd birthday this year. Tintin remains widely famous for his investigative reporting, quick-wittedness, honesty and good nature. As we celebrate this guy’s birthday wearing a usual blue sweater, rolled up pants, and curly copper hair, here are some fun facts about this iconic journalist. Did you know that Tintin visited the Moon long before Neil Armstrong? 7 facts about the iconic comic book journalist who taught us to dream big!
Tintin is Popular. Period.
Everyone in the world is a fan of Tintin. Since 1929, more than 230 million copies of TinTin have been sold worldwide. His stories have been translated into over 70 languages.
No mention of age and surname
Throughout the series, Tintin’s age and last name were never mentioned. Although in the first copies a young Tintin was shown and later somewhat mature, the age and surname were nowhere mentioned as such.
Hergé never visited many countries of Tintin
Although the series has a beautiful and detailed explanation of every place Tintin visited, it is quite surprising to know that the writer has not visited most of the places mentioned once.
Tintin explored the Moon before Neil Armstrong
In his comic strip The Prisoners of the Sun, Tintin explored the moon in 1954, fifteen years before Neil Armstrong first landed on the moon.
Tintin is an entirely masculine universe
All of the characters depicted in the series are male, with the exception of opera singer Bianca Castafiore. All of Tintin’s friends and protagonists were men.
Tintin remains a beloved character for many around the world, and therefore in 2011, a film named The Adventures of Tintin was also done on the comic. But there is always more charm in reading the comics than watching the movie. As you celebrate TinTin’s 93rd birthday, you must know these amazing unknown facts about the character.
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