The magazine Tintin was part of an intricate publishing system. The magazine's primary content concentrated on one or two new pages from several upcoming comic books which had yet to be released in whole, thus attracting weekly readers who could not wait any longer for the entire albums eventual release. There were numerous on-going stories at any given time, providing wide publicity to lesser known artists. Tintin magazine was also obtainable bound in either hardcover or softcover collections.
The content continually included filler material, some of which became of significant interest to readers, for instance alternate versions of pages of the Tintin stories, and interviews with authors and artists. Not every comic appearing in Tintin would later be published in book form, which was of added enticement to subscribe to the magazine. The quality of the albums was outstanding, using luxurious paper and printing procedures, and thus having a correspondingly high price.
- Prisoners of the Sun: September 26, 1946 - April 22, 1948
- Land of Black Gold: September 16, 1948 - February 23, 1950
- Destination Moon: March 30, 1950 - October 22, 1952
- Explorers on the Moon: October 29, 1952 – 29 December 1953
- The Calculus Affair: December 22, 1954 - February 22, 1956
- The Red Sea Sharks: October 31, 1956 - January 1, 1958
- Tintin in Tibet: September 17, 1958 - November 25, 1959
- The Castafiore Emerald: July 4, 1961 - September 4, 1962
- Flight 714: September 27 1966 – November 28, 1967
- Tintin and the Picaros: September 16, 1975 - April 13, 1976