“I wanted this episode to start slowly, and for the action to evolve gently … Everything needed to fall in place with precision, because there are indeed a lot of things going on here.” –Hergé
Haddock gives up whisky, Nestor eavesdrops, Snowy is replaced by Marlinspike Hall’s cat, and Jolyon Wagg plays an important role… Marlinspike Hall is experiencing a meltdown! In this adventure, everything is a masquerade against a backdrop of dark revenge, hostage-taking and a guerilla uprising. In Tapiocapolis, Tintin takes us into the heart of the carnival to rescue Castafiore.
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.