As embarrassing as it might be for someone with my job to admit it, I've never read Tintin, the classic comic series by Belgian artist Hergé. It's always been described to me not only as a masterpiece, but as exactly the kind of genre-busting all-ages adventure story that I love, but it's just been one of those gaps in my comics knowledge that I've never gotten around to filling. In that
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After extensive research, I have determined that I am never, ever going to get tired of superhero comics getting mashed up with other things, particularly other things I like, which today includes Belgian cartoonist and Tintin creator Herge. Beho
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As much as people around the globe dig Hergé's classic Tintin comics, not even the pedigree of director Steven Spielberg, producer Peter Jackson and writers Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish can fully sell Tintin fans on historically creepy-looking motion capture CG animation. MSN's
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Sixteen new stills have been released from the Peter Jackson-produced and Steven Spielberg-directed Adventures of Tintin movie, the CGI adaptation of the classic Belgian adventure comic by Herge that hits theaters on December 23. The film will use both the voi
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