“A can + a drowned body + five counterfeit coins + Karaboudjan + a Japanese man + a letter + a kidnapping = a Chinese box narrative.” –Hergé
In his search for mysterious tins of crab, Tintin meets his future inseparable friend, Captain Haddock. The captain is in very bad shape, imprisoned by his own first mate and, most signficantly, a complete alcoholic. Before recovering, Haddock will have the opportunity to share his most exquisite curse words: bashi-bazouk, troglodyte, ectoplasm, and many more, you fancy-dress freebooter!
Tintin, perhaps one of the most famous cartoon heroes of all time, is as much a child of the 20th century as his creator, Georges Remi—aka Hergé (1907-1983). Tintin's adventures, marked by his inquisitiveness, sense of mystery and witty humour, are deeply rooted in the events of that tumultuous era.
Featuring an official new English translation.