... made Tintin a modern anti-hero type that's so popular these days,
Noooooo! I'm so fed up with anti-heroes. The good thing with Tintin - and most of the comic heroes from the belgian-french school - is that he's genuinely kind and warm hearted.
I guess it's cool that Marvel and the guys started exploring the anti-heroic concept back in the sixties, when most protagonists were still nice guys, but since then there's just been too much of it. We need new anti-anti-heroes.
Gonna see Tintin soon, btw.