I admit that this post is a bit of a promotion, but also as information, and it's something I think some Tintinologist members may be interested in! So with apologies...
There is a new weekly comic coming out in the UK called 'The DFC' and it is doing something that hasn't been done for a long while in this country - a story-led comic for kids (and big kids). The main reason I thought to mention it here is that I think it has quite a European feel to it, and is slightly reminiscent of 'Tintin Magazine'. Quite different from the zany humour of the current childrens' weeklies and also a change from the prevalent licensed character publications.
If you want to know more, there is a website at www.thedfc.co.uk.
It is a subscription-only comic to begin with, but has a big publisher behind it - Random House. There is an offer on the subscription but only for a couple more days:http://www.subscription.co.uk/home/mpurchase.asp?m=1097&src=WEB1
It has a mix of humour and adventure stories, and is available to international readers too - though I guess the cost goes up quite a bit :-(
The publisher, David Fickling is an admirer of Tintin and that kind of adventure in general - so could bode well for that kind of thing! Be interested to know what people think of it.
All best - Garen.