“The Shooting Star … deals with, amongst other things, the rivalry between Europe and the United States over progress. I depicted this battle through a race between two ships headed towards a same objective.” –Hergé
Aboard a polar ship, under Captain Haddock's command, Tintin and a few European scientists depart to the Arctic ocean, where a meteorite containing an unknown metal has just crashed. But when the crew realizes that another ship is also traveling towards the strange meteor, their expedition turns into a frantic race against the clock.
Tintin, perhaps one of the most famous cartoon heroes of all time, is as much a child of the 20th century as his creator, Georges Remi—aka Hergé (1907-1983). Tintin's adventures, marked by his inquisitiveness, sense of mystery and witty humour, are deeply rooted in the events of that tumultuous era.
Featuring an official new English translation.