Recently, I've been recalling the Tintin stories, and I realized, these stories can get very, very dark. I know most of the time the situations arent that horrible for kids, like "Castafiore Emerald", "Shooting Star", "Broken Ear", and "King Ottokar's Sceptre", but most are extremely dark, especially "Explorers on the Moon". This is such a dark comic, I can hardly believe it was written for children. Snowy breaks his leg from a stow-a-way on the moon rocket, someone is shot and KILLED, someone jumps out into space (if you know what happens when a person is exposed to the nothingness of space), and almost everyone dies from suffocation. Most have to do with drug smuggling, murder, and slave trading.
Tintin himself has gotten plenty of injuries that really should've killed him. I know I've gone on and on about Tintin being the luckiest man on earth. But seriously, how the hell is this kid still alive? He's been shot three times and blown up! And don't get me started on crashes. His medical bills must be very high.
Anyway, Tintin is a very dark comic for kids, but overall still enjoyable.