Hergé, born Georges Prosper Remi on May 22, 1907, was a Belgian cartoonist best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic albums which have become one of the most popular and influential European comic series of the 20th century. Hergé's work is marked by its clean lines, meticulous detail, and engaging storytelling. He is also considered a pioneer of the European style of comics known as 'ligne claire' or 'clear line'. Hergé continued to work on Tintin until his death on March 3, 1983.


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  1. 1. The Blue Lotus

    In "The Blue Lotus," a young reporter is sent on a mission to Shanghai during the Sino-Japanese War, where he uncovers a dangerous opium trafficking operation. Along the way, he befriends a Chinese boy who helps him navigate the cultural and political complexities of the region. The story combines elements of adventure, mystery, and political intrigue, set against the backdrop of historical events.

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  2. 2. The Crab With The Golden Claws

    In this thrilling adventure, a young reporter stumbles upon a mystery involving a drowned man, a tin of crab meat, and a sinister criminal organization trafficking opium. His investigation leads him to the high seas, where he, along with his faithful dog and a cantankerous sea captain, faces danger and intrigue. Together, they navigate treacherous waters, battle desert heat, and confront villains in their quest to dismantle the nefarious operation. This story is a blend of humor, action, and friendship, showcasing the courage and tenacity of its heroes as they pursue justice.

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  3. 3. Tintin In Tibet

    In this gripping adventure, the young and intrepid reporter, accompanied by his faithful dog, embarks on a perilous journey to the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. Motivated by a vivid dream about his friend Chang being in danger following a plane crash, he is determined to rescue him against all odds. Despite skepticism from his friends and the challenges posed by the harsh mountain environment, including encounters with the legendary Yeti, his unwavering belief in his friend's survival drives him forward. This story is a testament to the themes of friendship, loyalty, and the enduring human spirit in the face of adversity.

    The 4151st Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. The Castafiore Emerald

    In this graphic novel, the story revolves around the famous opera singer Bianca Castafiore, who visits Marlinspike Hall, the home of Captain Haddock and Tintin. The visit leads to a series of misunderstandings, mishaps, and a mystery involving the theft of the singer's priceless emerald. Despite the suspicions and accusations that follow, the narrative unfolds with a blend of humor and intrigue, without the protagonists leaving the confines of Marlinspike. The plot cleverly navigates through red herrings and comedic situations, ultimately revealing an unexpected resolution to the theft. This installment stands out for its lack of exotic locations or villainous adversaries, focusing instead on character-driven humor and a tightly woven domestic mystery.

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