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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Tintin has never heard a voice like this. King Ottokar’s Sceptre was a commercial success and was published in book form by Casterman shortly after its conclusion. Jan 24, Tom Loock rated it really liked it Shelves: Vladimir’s Day, the King will have to abdicate and the Bordurians will invade The reader is treated to a rare “wink to the camera” from Tintin, who points out their error, and they laugh about it so much that they do indeed fall into the sea as they disembark.

Tintin is taken through a sequence of strange vents to the mythical Kingdom of Syldavia, which we learn much about in this book. When Tintin and Snowy travel to Syldavia with Professor Alembick they find themselves mixed up in a rebel plot to depose the Syldavian king.

In this chapter, Herge creates two fictional Eastern European countries and weaves an intricate plot about rebellious revolution and an attemped at forced abdication. 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 Kingg are called in. Aug 05, Karel-Willem Delrue rated it liked it.


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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 Italy in a few months before the outbreak of World War II. On the plane journey there, Tintin notices Alembick acting out of character, and suspects that an imposter has replaced him. Created inthis book is most impressive and has its sights on Germany.

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

King Ottokar’s Sceptre (Tintin, #8) by Hergé

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. It strikes me as a clear allusion.

This album was otto,ar on the eve of Sce;tre War II. Another enjoyable but ultimately disappointing adventure with Tintin. Tintin then gives the King the papers he took from the man who stole the sceptre.

Vitus CathedralPrague. Every year, he is obliged to ride in a parade on St. Aug 21, Jess Newman rated it liked it Shelves: We discover visually this fashion accessory when the Thompsons are almost blown-away by the explosion of a bomb. Forcibly ejected from his airplane by the pilot, Tintin informs local police of his fears regarding the plot; but the police captain is part of the conspiracy, and organises an ambush.


If the stolen King Ottokar’s Sceptre is not returned by St.

Bianca Castafiore is a riot. The Black Island But curiously, the photograph shows Tintin in the middle of the stairs.

Tintin is called to the rescue. There, he meets the King’s aide-de-campColonel Boris ; but Boris is also a conspirator and organises a ottokad unsuccessful assassination attempt aimed at Tintin. In thanks, the king makes Tintin a Knight of the Order of the Golden Pelican; the first foreigner to receive the honour.

King Ottokar’s Sceptre

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. 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.

In the wallet of one of the thieves he discovers papers that show that the theft of the sceptre was just part of a major plan for a coup d’etat in Syldavia by their long-time political rival, Borduria. Of course i like tintin with his knickebockers too very much. Suspecting that these events are linked to Syldavia, Tintin decides to accompany Professor Alembick on his forthcoming visit to the country.