Now, I was born long after the first Tintin comic was published. In fact, I believe my parents weren’t born yet (though they were about to be.) But Tintin was indomitable and I read his adventures in college, blessed with roommates who collected the English editions.
Tintin was indomitable. Per the official site, he (and his dog Snowy) made his first appearance in print 10 January 1929. Since that time over 230 million copies printed in over eighty languages have come out and, despite creator Herge’s death in 1983, the series is as popular as ever.
Steven Spielberg is doing a three movie adaptation and he’s chosen his Tintin. Thomas Sangster (Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, and The Last Legion) will play the intrepid (if hair-challenged) hero.
I can see it.