“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.
I bought the book but I can’t download it
Retranslated! Do not buy!
These books have been retranslated! The iBooks description does not attest to that. I bought five albums, just to discover that they've all been redone... Just horrible. This isn't the Tintin I love and admire. Of course, I have asked for a refund. I am not a purist by any stretch of the imagination, but the translation is pedestrian at best, and robs the story of flavor and edginess that was the hallmark of some characters like Haddock. :/ Very disappointed indeed.