First publication dates of The Adventures of Tintin
|Title||French language editions in Belgium||English language editions in the U.K.|
|Le Petit Vingtième||Le Soir||Tintin magazine||B/W book||Colour book||Colour book||B/W book|
|Tintin in the Land of the Soviets 1||1929-30||-||-||1930||-||-||1989 (Sundancer)
|Tintin in the Congo 2||1930-31||-||-||1931||1946||2005 (Egmont)||1991 (Sundancer)
|Tintin in America||1931-32||-||-||1932||1946||1978||2004 (Casterman)|
|Cigars of the Pharaoh||1932-34||-||-||1934||1955||1971||2006 (Casterman)|
|The Blue Lotus||1934-35||-||-||1936||1946||1983||2006 (Casterman)|
|The Broken Ear||1935-37||-||-||1937||1943||1975||-|
|The Black Island 3||1937-38||-||1965-66 (2nd colour version)||1938||1943 (1st)
|King Ottokar's Sceptre 4||1938-39||-||-||1939||1947||1951-52 (Eagle)
|The Crab with the Golden Claws||-||1940-41||-||1941||1943||1958||-|
|The Shooting Star||-||1941-42||-||-||1942||1961||-|
|The Secret of the Unicorn 5||-||1942-43||-||-||1943||1952 (Casterman)
|Red Rackham's Treasure 6||-||1943||-||-||1945||1952 (Casterman)
|The Seven Crystal Balls 7||-||1943-44||-||-||1948||1962||-|
|Prisoners of the Sun||-||-||1946-48||-||1949||1962||-|
|Land of Black Gold 8||1939-40||-||1948-50||-||1950 (1st)
|Explorers on the Moon 9||-||-||-||1954||1959||-|
|The Calculus Affair||-||-||1954-56||-||1956||1960||-|
|The Red Sea Sharks||-||-||1956-58||-||1958||1960||-|
|Tintin in Tibet||-||-||1958-59||-||1960||1962||-|
|The Castafiore Emerald||-||-||1961-62||-||1963||1963||-|
|Tintin and the Picaros||-||-||1975-76||-||1976||1976||-|
|Tintin and Alph-art 10||-||-||-||
All English language books were first published by Methuen, except where noted.
- Tintin in the Land of the Soviets was first issued in English by Sundancer in 1989. It was produced as a facsimile and included one page – 97a – that had been overlooked for the original 1930 French language book. The 1999 Methuen (and later Egmont) release is in the ‘standard’ hardcover format, but does not include the ‘missing’ page.
- Tintin in the Congo was first issued in black and white in English by Sundancer in 1991. It featured the original 1931 Le Petit Vingtième cover. A second English edition, published by Casterman in 2004, featured the original 1937 Casterman cover and four additional colour plates. Egmont published the colour English edition in 2005.
- The Black Island was completely re-drawn for a second colour edition released in 1966.
- King Ottokar’s Sceptre was first published in English by Eagle in 1951-52 in an earlier translation to the later Methuen edition published in 1958.
- The Secret of the Unicorn was first published in English by Casterman in 1952 in an earlier translation to the later Methuen edition published in 1959.
- Red Rackham’s Treasure was first published in English by Casterman in 1952 in an earlier translation to the later Methuen edition published in 1959.
- The Seven Crystal Balls had been left unfinished due to the closure of the Le Soir newspaper in 1944. Tintin magazine, which had been launched in 1946, completed the story in “Le temple du soleil”.
- Land of Black Gold was first serialised as “Tintin au pays de l’or Noir”, in black and white in Le petit Vingtième, but was not completed due to the closure of the newspaper in 1940. In 1948, the first complete version was serialised in colour in a modified form in Tintin magazine. It was slightly modified again for the colour book in 1950. The final colour version appeared in 1971, with several changes made at the request of the British publishers Methuen.
- Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon were serialised together under the title “On a marché sur la lune” in Tintin magazine between 1950 and 1953.
- Tintin and Alph-art was originally published in English in 1990 by Sundancer. The format was a 42-page hardcover book, with a separate 42-page booklet containing the text. Egmont published a new English edition in 2004 in the ‘standard’ 62-page format, including nine additional pages that present alternative storyline ideas.