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Political unrest in Europe in the late s influenced Herge when he wrote King Ottokar’s Sceptre, in which Tintin and absent-minded Professor Alembick travel. Characters Guide by Album. Compiled by staff Irene Mar and Etienne Chevalier. King Ottokar’s Sceptre. A. Alembick, Alfred · Alembick, Hector . Jun 2, King Ottokar’s Sceptre – colour facsimile edition: Colour facsimile / partly re- drawn version. Hardback. King Ottokar’s Sceptre – colour.

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Since i am living wit a cute Shih Tzu girl Snowy is my principal actor in these comics. Syldavia’s depiction was influenced by the costumes and cultures of Romania and the neighboring Balkan region. He manages to make the rest of the journey by foot.

King Ottokar’s Sceptre

Literary critic Tom McCarthy identified several instances in the story that he argued linked to wider themes within the Adventures of Tintin.

When Tintin and Snowy travel to Syldavia with Professor Alembick they find themselves mixed up in a rebel plot to depose the Syldavian king. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. Hardcover62 pages. Jul 30, Anuradha Alwis rated it really liked it. Numa Sadoul, Tintin and IEd. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowywho travel to the fictional Balkan nation of Syldaviawhere they combat a plot to overthrow the monarchy of King Muskar XII.

Following them all the way to the border, he wrests the sceptre from them. En ese momento, en la ciudad, un grupo esta intentando robar el cetro para que el rey abdique.

The Crab with the Golden Claws Tintin: The Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: Tintin discovers secret agents spying on him and follows those responsible to a nearby Syldavian restaurant.

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Perhaps Herge put more effort into creating the warring countries in the story as stand-ins for Germany and Austria? When I was a little kid, I owned every Tintin comic book adventure and I read all of them, then re-read them all over again, laughing at the same jokes and used “Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles” as my curse-phrase.


His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from until his death inleaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished.

The Adventures of Tintin. Tintin then discovers that he and Alembick are under surveillance by some strange men.

King Ottokar’s Sceptre

He continues to Klow on foot, and with the help of Snowyrestores the sceptre to the King. Tintin decides to let the matter drop but then, while flying over Syldavia, it is the pilot of the plane who opens a trap door and Tintin drops out, landing in a haywagon. In Syldavia, the reigning King must possess the sceptre to rule or he will be forced to abdicate. The King displaying the sceptre during the annual parade on St Vladimir’s Day from within his carriage.

Assouline, Pierre []. Vos contributions 9 Contribuer. Searching the forest, Tintin spots the sceptre being found by agents of the neighbouring country, Borduria. The story introduces the recurring character Bianca Castafioreand introduced the fictional countries of Syldavia and Borduriaboth of which reappear in later stories. Tintin then gives the King the papers he took from the man who stole the sceptre. Having discovered a lost briefcase in a park, Tintin returns it to its owner, the sigillographer Professor Hector Alembickwho informs the reporter of his plans to travel to the Balkan nation of Syldavia.

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The situation is critical, but in an all-night chase over the mountains an adventurous trip by airplane, Tintin and Ohtokar come to the rescue. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

To gain a common man’s perspective of the way they lived then, try re-visiting it through block lettering, bright colors and a boy reporter with a little tuft of hair.

Casterman, p Almost perfect A museum piece The cover of this book as shown here, is worth a closer look. However, Casterman wanted to colour Tintin’s hair brown like his raincoat to keep the number of colours used for printing down to four.


With the aid of Thomson and Thompson, who have recently arrived in Syldavia, Tintin pursues the thieves, and is able to prevent the sceptre being carried over the border into neighbouring Borduria. Published in in kin colour with some parts redrawn. Open Preview See a Problem? Suspecting that these events are linked to Syldavia, Tintin decides to accompany Professor Alembick on his forthcoming visit to the country.

Maria Carmo, Lisbon, 7 January Tintin fans scetre the Syldavian language that appears in the story and used it to construct grammars and dictionaries, akin to the fan following of Star Trek ‘ s Klingon and J. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who travel to the fictional Balkan nation of Syldavia, where they combat a plot to overthrow the monarchy of King Muskar XII.

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Jul 04, Keen rated it liked it. In response, the Bordurian leader pulls his own troops back from the border, though he stresses his own country’s “desire for peace” and criticises Syldavia’s “strange” behaviour in the same room is a map and details of the planned invasion of Syldavia. Yes the Sceptre exists and is a real treasure dating back seven centuries August 4, – August 10, I still can remember being lost within the pages of this book as a small child I think I couldn’t even read then.

Part 8 of my intended big re-read of the whole Tintin-canon after decades Tintin thinks that the main character Professor to whom the briefcase belonged, was kidnapping and the one Tintin accompanied to the mythical Balkan country is a clone.

In any case, given the publication date, it is unlikely that it was an influence on King Ottokar’s Sceptre. Oct 20, Sam Quixote rated it it was ok.