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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Following them all the way to the border, he wrests the sceptre from them.
King Ottokar’s Sceptre |
On page 30, frame 10, the fresco to the right hand side of the door features 5 figures. The contrived nature of the storytelling was really apparent to me now I’m no longer an uncritical-thinking kid. Other books in the series.
He lands safely enough and manages to make the rest of the journey to the capital Klow on foot. On the plus side are a likeable style and some really lovely art and coloring.
King Ottokar’s Sceptre
He is shot down by the Syldavians who have naturally opened fire on an enemy aircraft violating their airspace. On the plane journey there, Tintin notices Alembick acting out of character, and suspects that an imposter has replaced him. Further inquiries kingg the authorities reveal that, in a classic Ruritanian plot device, Professor Alembick is one of a pair of identical twins: During a layover, Tintin fakes a fall and grabs Alembick’s beard, thinking it is false and Alembick is an imposter.
I had read this one before – and enjoyed it maybe even more than the first time around because of the info found in Michael Farr’s excellent ‘Tintin – The Complete Companion’ which I am reading parallel to the Tintin-books. The Adventures of Tintin.
There was a lot of intrigue in Europe at this time as the various countries began to shift the alliance towards the coming conflict. Again sorry for this inconvenience! Tintin has a hunch that a plot is afoot to steal the sceptre of King Ottokar IV.
Later on, Tintin notices a spring cannon in a toy shop and this gives him the clue. Not often seen for obvious reason, their garters are a revelation. There are essentially three problems with this tale. Tintin helps prevent a plot to overthrow the current King of a fictional Eastern European country. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Characters Guide by Album
Numa Sadoul, Tintin and IEd. Casterman, p Almost perfect A museum piece The cover of this book as shown here, is worth a closer look. However when viewed in preview mode on the bottom of the page these Pictures are visible.
Must have been to dog AA. Lofficier, Jean-Marc ; Sceptte, Randy From Elvish to Klingon. These adventure get more and more funny Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner translators. Already Italy and Romania had joined the German camp, and Russia had ottpkar it clear that they were not interfering. Professor Alembick had sceptrw for some photographs to be taken of the sceptre, but the camera was a spring cannon in disguise, which allowed him to catapult it out of the castle into a nearby forest.
This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat He manages to make the rest of the journey by foot. Jan 24, Tom Loock rated it really liked it Shelves: The adventure is also a satire on fascism, as Herge takes a swipe on Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union for their aggression and bellicose behavior in those days.
oytokar Tintin’s flat is even bombed in an attempt to kill him. After more than one attempt on his life Tintin decides to accept Alembick’s offer and accompany him to Syldavia and get to the bottom of things. The Crab with the Golden Claws.