Published on December 3rd, 2012 | by Damien



TinTin and his faithful dog Snowy are on the case!

Ever since his first adventure, written over eighty years ago, Tintin has been a character that many hold dear to their hearts. Created by comic book author Hergés, the Tintin series follows a young investigative reporter, Tintin, and his faithful dog Snowy. As they find themselves in a number of adventures around the world, Tintin and Snowy do their best to uncover twisty truths and keep themselves alive!

Each adventure is thrilling and dangerous, making Tintin an instant favourite for readers of all ages who love some good action-filled suspense. The lead character is a wonderful role model, as he represents characteristics such as intelligence, bravery, and imagination. When a mystery is nearby, you can always count on Tintin to take the case and do whatever he can to get to the bottom of the story. The series was first released in French, so it is also great practice for those looking to develop a second language! Grab the stories in both English and French, and before you know it, you’ll be fluent!

One of the very best Tintin adventures is The Shooting Star, written and released during the Second World War. This exciting story begins when Tintin looks up into the sky and sees a shooting star, growing larger and larger by the minute! Alarmed by the sight, Tintin rushes to the nearby conservatory, where he learns that the star is a massive meteor speeding towards Earth, and it will likely end the world the very next day.

This is just the beginning of an exciting journey for Tintin, who is always up to the challenge of uncovering whatever truths may be hidden. There is an urgent feeling of doom as the story begins, reflecting the attitude of the world at war. It is one of Tintin’s most interesting challenges.

Another great Tintin story is The Calculus Affair, a curious little tale that begins with a thunderstorm and a lot of broken glass. While waiting inside for the big storm to pass, several pieces of glass shatter unexpectedly with no clear reason. Moments later, other reports of spontaneous broken glass are reported, and the sound of gunshots can be heard in the distance. Wouldn’t this freak you out?!

What is going on in the midst of this raging storm? Tintin can’t be sure, but the one thing he does know is that the day after the storm, once Professor Calculus has left the country, glass is no longer bursting mysteriously. How is the Professor connected to the phenomenon, and what does it all mean?

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About the Author

Damien is a recent graduate from the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson. Film and television is a huge passion of his and he has been writing scripts since his high school years, with the dream of one day having his own television drama series!

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