Tintin on the Moon

by David Dedrick on July 20, 2015

46 years ago today, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon. In honour of this historic event, Hergé sent Neil Armstrong an amusing drawing that simultaneously celebrated this historic achievement and shone a little reflected glory on the Tintin books.

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A year later, the French weekly Paris-Match asked Hergé to create a strip celebrating the Apollo 12 mission. These four pages ran in issue 1073 on the 29th of November, 1969. The original pages were in black and white. This is the colour version taken from the Casterman book Ils Ont Marché Sur La Lune – de la Fiction à la Réalité, which details the research that went into the Moon stories, as well as the science behind the actual moon landings.

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