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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But it was not systematic. More time was needed kibg from Tintin to show what was happening in other places with other characters for this tale to reach its potential.

Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin. The first half of this book could be called “The many captures and escapes of TinTin”- kibg basically a sequence of the young protagonist falling into one trap after another and ottokzr out of it through a lucky stroke more than anything to do with his brains.

If the king does not carry King Ottokar’s sceptre in the royal procession he will lose his throne, otttokar when the rebels manage to steal the sceptre the detectives Thomson and Thompson are called in. And the speed at which you are releasing these books on the Tintin site in the English translations should be much much faster especially considering that they have all been kinng a long time ago! Hardcover62 pages. Especially to made-up East European countries.

En el que se cuenta que todos los descendientes que tienen el cetro, van a reinar y quien lo pierda, abdica. Syldavia is a fictional country that Herge developed, and I suspect that it was so that he could move away from the criticism doesn’t truly understanding other cultures.

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Ultimately, he and the Thompsons return home by flying boat. Belgium portal Comics portal.

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However when viewed in preview mode on the bottom of the page these Pictures are visible. During a layover, Tintin fakes a fall and grabs Alembick’s beard, thinking it is false and Alembick is an imposter.

A nice little predictable Tintin that is good, but not great. 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. Bianca Castafiore is a riot.

King Ottokar’s Sceptre

Based on cockney Brussels slang, with a touch of French and Dutch, and rounded-off with some Slav words, we end-up with “politzski” for “police”. The cover of this book as shown here, is worth a closer look. In this chapter, Herge cr 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, ottokag at the same jokes and used “Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles” as my curse-phrase.

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. Given that the audience of the series is mainly children, it would have been nice if it were more decipherable in advance, but even so it’s rather clever.

Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner translators. Get Known if you don’t have an account. The story picks up eventually once he finally gets to Syldavia, a fictional pastiche of Poland and Turkey which is rather interesting, and examined in detail for historic parallels in the version of the story that I have.

Thanks for kinb us about the problem. Open Preview See a Problem? Lindon, Mathieu 21 August This one is one of my personal favorites when I was a kid: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This book takes place in Syldavia, one of two made-up countries in an oth I love Tintin and grew up reading all kign books – but in Swedish. The King displaying the sceptre during the annual parade on St Vladimir’s Day from within his carriage.


The rest is predictably, coincidentally, stumbly, Tintin! Story Created inthis book is most impressive and has its sights on Germany. A good translation into Swedish from the original French edition. Enter your email below and we will send you your password:.

Refresh and try again. On the plus side are a likeable style and some really lovely art and coloring. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Today, it sounds like sceptee historical fantasy and the stuff of role-playing computer games.

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You can find it in Aparat. But what happens when there is a theft of the royal sceptre? Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper Michael Turner. I, Tintin Tintin and I Jacobs oversaw changes to the costumes and background of the story; in the version, the Syldavian Royal Guards are dressed like British Beefeaterswhile the version has them dressed in a Balkanised uniform.

Want to Read saving…. On page 7, Tintin reads that Borduria conquered Syldavia in the 11th century, but the tourist brochure states that the year is 12th century. King Ottokar’s Sceptre introduced the recurring character of Bianca Castafiore to the series, who appears alongside her pianist Igor Wagner.