Tintin is a reporter and adventurer whose adventures have been written down in a series of comic books.
Tintin's comics are sold at Coolsville Comics & Toys. Lisa Simpson was surprised to find them in the store, because she thought that they only existed in high school French classes. She read the comic Tintin in Paris and accidentally tore one of the pages. Lisa felt terrible about damaging the comic and quickly apologized to Milo the store owner, but Milo wasn't angry because he understood that it was an accident.
Bart Simpson is also a fan of Tintin's stories and owns a copy of the comic book The Crab with the Golden Claws. When Bart mocked Belgium during a trip to Ireland, Marge threatened to take away his Tintin books, whereupon Bart clutched a copy of the comic and promised to behave.
Behind the Laughter
- In real life, Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock are fictional characters in the Tintin comic book series created by the Belgian comic strip artist Hergé.
- The Crab with the Golden Claws is a real Tintin comic.
- Tintin in Paris, the comic that Lisa reads at Coolsville, is not a real comic but a pastiche of several Tintin comics, among them The Black Island and Destination Moon.
- Episode – "Husbands and Knives"
- Episode – "In the Name of the Grandfather" (Comic book)
- Episode – "Once Upon a Time in Springfield"