Tintin has a strong fan following that spans across decades. Recently, a cover of the 1932 comic Tintin in America by Belgian artist Herge earned a massive $1.6 million under the hammer at Paris. With this sale by Artcurial the art has become the most expensive original comic book art. Earlier the same cover fetched $973,000 in 2008. Only five covers of this kind are currently in existence, of which two are owned by private collectors.
Other noteworthy Tintin art to be sold includes a copy of Explorers on the Moon signed by Herge, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins that earned $42,000.