Everybody’s favorite comic book reporter is turning 84 today.
His first adventures were published on January 10, 1929 in the children’s pages of the Belgian conservative Catholic newspaper “Le Vingtième Siècle.” His author, Brussels native Georges Rémi using the pen name Hergé, was only 22 at the time.
Since then, the red-headed adventurer and his dog have appeared in 26 books and in a variety of broadcast media, including a Steven Spielberg-directed motion capture 3D film in 2011.
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