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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This album is contains a lot of political intrigue. Since i am living wit a cute Shih Tzu girl Snowy otrokar my principal actor in these comics. Page 38, last frame: Discovering Syldavia You won’t find Syldavia on the map. A plot by Fascists based in neighboring Borduria is hatched to unseat King Muskar, involving the seizure of the irst published in French inand written at the time that Europe was under the thumb of totalitarianism: Meanwhile the Interior Minister informs the King that rumours have been spreading that the sceptre has been stolen and that there have been riots against local Bordurian businesses, acts which would justify a Bordurian takeover of the country.

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The story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen. Seems like a very sceptte Tintin book, not that that’s a bad thing. Tintin steals a Me from a Bordurian airfield whose squadron is being kept ready to take part in the envisioned “Anschluss” of Syldavia to fly it back to the King in time.

Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper Michael Turner. Tintin 1 – 10 of 24 books. Oxford and New York: He is shot down by the Syldavians who have naturally opened fire on an enemy aircraft violating their airspace.

The adventure Land of Black Gold had to be abandoned. Our intrepid reporter escapes when he has the chance.

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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 Austria by Nazi Germany and Syldavia’s location is reminiscent of Albania invaded by Fascist Klng in a few months before the outbreak of World War II. If my memory is correct this is the first TinTin book I read.


And the speed at which you are releasing these books on the Tintin site in the Kingg translations should be much much faster especially considering that they have all been translated a long time ago!

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. King Ottokar’s Scepter recovery had a main role for Milu! Tintin is taken through a sequence of strange vents to the mythical Kingdom of Syldavia, which we learn much about in this book. Here, the names of Tintin and Milou were retained, although the characters of Dupond and Dupont were renamed Thomson and Thompson; the scpetre two names would be adopted by translators Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner when they translated the series into English for Methuen Publishing in Cover of the English edition.

Maria Carmo, Lisbon, 7 January 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. My favorite scenes the one’s with Snowy, especially when it walks on red carpet with the sceptre held in its mouth.

The King is about to abdicate when Snowy runs in with the sceptre which had fallen out of Tintin’s pocket.

Click on the image showing: I have read and I accept the terms and conditions. Only Tintin, Thomson and Thompson can save the day, albeit with a lot of screw ups and a lot of narrow escapes. It’s a fairly ottokzr adventure story, with a few similarities to North by Northwest, which may interest fans of old-school thrillers as well as children. Assouline, Pierre [].

Tintin soon finds himself thrust into the middle of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow King Muskar XII of Syldavia in the interests of their fascist neighbor Borduria. Every year, he is obliged to ride in a parade on St. But it is still fun Tintin, just not the best. Hector Alembick was ottikar and ottokzr with his brother Alfred who left for Syldavia in his place.


Despite its flaws, it’s a story for children which respects their intelligence and addresses somewhat mature topics of politics and history with a level of detail that’s commendable, if at times a little lengthy and overcomplicated. The name Syldavia may be a composite of Transylvania and Moldaviatwo regions with historical ties to Romania. If the king does not carry King Ottokar’s sceptre in the royal procession he will lose his throne, and when the rebels manage to steal the sceptre the detectives Thomson and Thompson are called in.

Vladimir’s Day carrying it, while the people sing the national anthem.

King Ottokar’s Sceptre introduced ottokzr recurring character of Bianca Castafiore to the series, who appears alongside her pianist Igor Wagner. The Alembick travelling with him doesn’t smoke and doesn’t seem to need the spectacles he wears, while the Alembick he first met smoked heavily and had very poor eyesight. Syldavia is a fictional country that Herge developed, and I suspec Our first journey into Syldavia 5 February There have been some who have suggested that this album is where Tintin is finally developed, though as I have suggested, I consider that album to be the Cigars of the Pharaoh.

Professor Alembick is travelling to the Balkan kingdom of Syldavia and offers Tintin a job as his assistant. He manages to make the rest of the journey by foot. This is one of the better Kinf. Sign In Don’t have an account? While searching in the forest, Tintin spots the sceptre being found by agents of the neighbouring country of Borduria.

Once more these charming comics are an interesting commentary on events at the time, through the eyes of Herge.