Sunday, December 16, 2007


Author: Herge

Flight 714, filled with a private plane hijack and lots of action, is one of the best comic in the The adventures of Tintin collection.

Tintin and his friends, at their transit at Jakarta are asked to accompany an eccentric millionaire Laszlo Carreidas in Flight 714 bound to Sydney. Flight 714 is hijacked by Rastapopoulos with an objective of getting hold of millionaire Carreidas' account number in the Swiss bank. He did not expect Tintin and his friends to accompany Carreidas but nonetheless is delighted at the opportunity of taking revenge.

Tintin and his friends are tied down in an island in the Pacific ocean, as expected they escape and somehow manage to overcome the evil Rastapopoulos plot to become instant millionaire.

A very funny book, I enjoyed reading this. This was my first Tintin comic.

Tintin and the Picaros- The adventures of Tintin

Author: Herge

Tintin and the Picaros , the last book in The adventures of Tintin is a comical take on international conspiracy, and describes a non-traditional non-violence coup carried out by Tintin in an effort to bring about peace in the world.

Tintin is shown practising yoga, and is less aggressive and reluctant to take up further missions. Tintin and the Picaros must be the only book in which Captain Haddock, an alcoholic, has some aversion to anything that has alcohol.The reason for his aversion plays an important role in the plot, and his reactions are as comical as usual.

This isn't a great Tintin comic, but worth reading once though.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Calculus Affair-The adventures of Tintin

Author: Herge

"The Calculus Affair" is the eighteenth of The Adventures of Tintin series, written and illustrated by Herge,the famous Belgian cartoonist.Tintin, the boy detective along with his dog Snowy and Captain Haddock travel to Geneva and then to a fictional country of Eastern Europe in search of the absent minded Professor Calculus,who had somehow got into trouble due to his new invention.
Tintin is as calm and composed as usual, while Captain Haddock is as furious as always. An insurance agent occupies Captain Haddock’s residence, and Haddocks comment that “I’m insured against everything under the sun except insurance agents" is quite amusing and very true in the real world.

Professor Calculus, the foolish scientist makes one wonder how can someone be so absent-minded? As long he’s there in the scene, every object made of glass break in Captain Haddock’s house. He is kidnapped during his journey towards Geneva, Tin Tin and Haddock set to search Professor Calculus without even realizing that Calculus had left to Geneva. The rest of the story is about how they accomplish their mission, as every spy story in the world would vouch to; Tintin and company manage to escape unthinkable situations in unimaginable ways.