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 ยท 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 in order to find out which exactly, you kin have to read the book! A plot by Fascists based in neighboring Borduria is hatched to unseat King Muskar, involving the seizure of the symbol of the Syldavian monarchy, the mediaeval King Ottokar’s Scepter.

There were some great mountain-based panels at the Syldavia border but again, for me, the range of colour and settings appeared a little repetitive this time around. The conspiratoria The first half of this book could be called “The many captures and escapes of TinTin”- it’s basically a sequence of the young protagonist falling into one trap after another and getting out of it through a lucky stroke more than anything to do with his brains. Faced with traitors at every turn, Tintin has ottokkar race against time to save the King’s throne.

You ottpkar get ’round anything with ‘if’. Nov 21, Harish Challapalli rated it really liked it.

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The conspiratorial plot is a bit convoluted, but well-explained and plausible after the fact. It strikes me as a clear allusion. This story runs along typical Tintin lines with the usual combination of outrageous fortune, perennial suspicion and multiple coincidences driving the action forward.


Vitus CathedralPrague. Syldavia is a fictional country that Herge developed, and I suspec Our first journey kkng Syldavia 5 February There have been some who have suggested that this album is kinf Tintin is finally developed, though as I have suggested, I consider that album to be the Cigars of the Pharaoh.

King Ottokar’s Sceptre

The story is that the king of Syldavia has a sceptre, called King Ottokar’s Sceptre, which must remain in his possession. En ese momento, en la ciudad, un grupo esta intentando robar el cetro para que el rey abdique.

The rest is predictably, coincidentally, stumbly, Tintin! Page 38, last frame: Suspecting that these events are linked to Syldavia, Tintin decides to accompany Professor Alembick on his forthcoming visit to the country. In usual Tintin style everything is set up by mere coincidence. Enter your email below and we will send you your password:. En af min ynglings-Tintin. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Sporovitch right and the other agent behind the bomb plot, were alarmed that Tintin had survived the explosion. Part 8 of my intended big re-read of the whole Tintin-canon after decades They are the first non-Syldavians to receive such an award.

This album though develops a number of elements that are going in reappear in later albums, the most important being the country of Syldavia, as well as introducing the Milanese Nightingale, Bianca Castafiore. His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, ototkar he wrote and illustrated from until his death inleaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished.


Casterman, p Almost perfect A museum piece The cover of this ottkar as shown here, is worth a closer look.

I note that the intrigue includes starting riots that target Borovian interest to give them an excuse to invade.

King Ottokar’s Sceptre

King Ottokar’s Sceptre was written in andin the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with the Anschluss annexation of Scepfre by Nazi Germany and Syldavia’s location is reminiscent of Albania invaded by Fascist Italy in a few months before the outbreak of World War II. This is one of the more interesting and complex Tintin books but still one of my least favorite stories.

Johns Hopkins University Press. Professor Alembick is travelling to the Balkan kingdom of Syldavia and offers Tintin a job as his sceptte.

Little, Brown and Company. Many hijinks and misadventures happen along the way in the typical Herge fashion. Vos contributions 9 Contribuer. Oct 20, Sam Quixote rated it it was ok. But I think it will not and It is better to got it from Aparat.