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King Ottokar’s Sceptre is a graphic novel by Herge, and it is the eighth volume to feature the Belgian journalist Tintin.
Summary of the Book
When Tintin finds a lost briefcase in a park, he tracks it back to its owner. He is surprised to learn that it belongs to the sigillographer Professor Hector Alembick, who is about to travel to the Balkan nation of Syldavia. However, the Professor is being followed by spies, and Tintin follows these spies to a nearby Syldavian restaurant. A man who offers to be his confidante, but when Tintin goes to see him, he is unconscious. To keep ahead of the spies, Tintin accompanies the Professor on his journey. When he reaches Syldavia, he realizes that the Professor is acting out of character and he may be an imposter. At the very centre of this intricate situation is a plot to overthrow the monarchy of King Muskar XII.
Georges Prosper Remi, better known as Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist best known for creating the characters in the Tintin comics series. He completed 23 books in the series and is best remembered for Tintin in Tibet and Prisoners of the Sun.
After working for a brief stint at various newspapers, he started serialization of the Tintin stories in 1929. He is considered to have greatly influenced the world of comics, majorly European comics, and was included in the Harvey Award Jack Kirby Hall of Fame and the Eisner Award Hall of Fame as the Judge's choice. The Tintin series has since been adapted into two TV series, one radio series and five full-length movies, including a 2001 hit movie directed by Steven Spielberg.
Series Reading Order
This book follows The Black Island. Tintin’s adventures continue in Land of Black Gold and The Crab with the Golden Claws.
|Number of Pages||64 Pages|
|Series & Set Details|
|Series Name||The Adventures of Tintin|
Herg(Georges Remi) was born in Brussels on 22nd May 1907. His artistic pseudonym comes from his initials spelled backwards (R.G., as pronounced in French). Over the course of 54 years, he would complete 23 albums. Sadly, he died on 3rd March 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinis...View More
Herg(Georges Remi) was born in Brussels on 22nd May 1907. His artistic pseudonym comes from his initials spelled backwards (R.G., as pronounced in French). Over the course of 54 years, he would complete 23 albums. Sadly, he died on 3rd March 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished.
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Sep 23, 2013
Herge's Last..........This is the final Tintin adventure and is actually an unfinished work. It's a fascinating insight into how Herge worked. It includes the all-original rough sketches of the book by Herge with translated dialogue beside them. Did Herge intend to kill Tintin? Tintin is awakened and led to the place where he will be killed. It is at this point that this adventure ends. We are left with Tintin's fate unresolved. Overall, a must have for any Tintin collector like me.
Feb 21, 2014
It's a must buy item to complete the Tintin Collection.If you want to complete your collection of Tintin series, then you must buy this unfinished work of Herge to realize his honest effort behind every book of Tintin series. Hat's off to Herge.
Oct 10, 2012
Tintin: King Ottokar’s SceptreAnother enjoyable adventure which sees Tintin and Snowy enmeshed in the political machinations of a small Balkan country, Syldavia, which is riven by internal strife and coveted by a militaristic neighbouring country. The politics of Europe of 1939, the time of first publication of this book, appears to have influenced Hergé to the extent of partly basing this story on the Nazi annexation of Austria. However, Herge got the balance right here between real-world politics and the 'lighter' espionage and chase elements of the adventure. This adventure is also important as it develops a number of … (Expand)
Jul 16, 2014
Tintin : King Ottokar SceptreThis is the 8th book in the series.
May 28, 2014
Awesomeim a tintin book collector i have all the cd's the only thing missing was this book finally found it here thanks to flipkart
May 9, 2014
Invokes a sense of adventureI have read all the tintin comics as a kid and have always wanted to own the entire collection. This is my attempt to gather the whole set. Tintin is now being published by Egmont and i do notice that there are some script changes from when it was being published by Mammoth. But it still make for fun reading.