Vol 714 pour Sidney

Vol 714 pour Sidney It feels like cheating to put tintin stories onto my reads for the year, but since this was the Spanish version, it seems fair enough an easy start perhaps but my first completed book in Spanish As a result, much of my attention was on verb conjugations and the plot was a secondary priority But with a comic book, the visuals help maintain focus and are of course part of the humour And with comics, it can be tempting to cheat by skimming the dialogue and just looking at the pictures I don t think I slipped into this too much Has it helped my Spanish I hope so But since I was young, Tintin has always been a fun read and I don t recall reading this before despite the Australian reference, and this was no different Que proxima No se Tintin, Captain Haddock And Calculus Are On Their Way To Sydney For An International Conference On Space Exploration While Their Flight Makes A Refueling Stop In Jakarta S Kemayoran Airport, They Unexpectedly Meet Their Old Friend Piotr Skut, Who Is Now The Chief Pilot For Eccentric Millionaire Laszlo Carreidas A Short Time Earlier, The Captain Had Erroneously Taken The Somewhat Disheveled Carreidas For A Tramp And Surreptitiously Slipped Him A Five Dollar Bill Which Later Is Taken By The Oblivious Professor Calculus, Making The Millionaire Laugh For The First Time In Years When Introduced To Carreidas, The Captain Inadvertently Shakes The Hand Of The Millionaire S Secretary, The Tall, Aloof SpaldingUnable To Politely Refuse Carreidas S Offer Of A Ride On His Prototype Private Jet, Tintin And His Friends Join The Millionaire On The Way To Sydney Carreidas Plays Battleship With The Captain, Defeating Him Repeatedly By Cheating With A Hidden Closed Circuit Television Camera And Monitor Unbeknownst To Carreidas And The Others, Spalding And Two Of The Pilots, Boehm And Colombani, Have Been Recruited To Hijack The Plane And Bring It To A Deserted Island Called Pulau Pulau Bompa In The Celebes Sea Skut Is Not Involved In The Plot, And So He Becomes A Prisoner Too After A Rough Landing, Our Friends Are Escorted Out Of The Plane, And A Terrified Snowy Breaks Out Of Tintin S Arms And Runs Off Armed Guards Shoot At Him, And A Mortified Tintin Takes Him For DeadA Moment Or Two Later, To Tintin S Further Shock, It Turns Out That The Mastermind Of The Plot Is None Other Than The Evil Rastapopoulos, Who Declares That Since It S A Bore To Stop Being A Millionaire, It Would Be Easier To Simply Take Carreidas S Fortune Accordingly, He Has Hatched An Elaborate Scheme To Kidnap Carreidas And Extract His Swiss Bank Account Number Captain Haddock S Corrupt Old Nemesis, Allan, Is Working As Rastapopoulos S Henchman As For Tintin, The Captain And Calculus, Rastapopulos Actually Had No Idea They Would Be Accompanying The Crotchety Millionaire, But Is Nonetheless Delighted To Have The Opportunity To Exact Revenge, And Makes It Quite Evident That A Very Grim Fate Awaits Our FriendsEveryone Is Bound And Held In Japanese World War II Era BunkersMeanwhile, Rastapopoulos Takes A Defiant Carreidas To Another World War II Era Bunker And Has Him Strapped To A Chair, To Be Subjected To The Tender Mercies Of The Malevolent Dr Krollspell The Corrupt Doctor Injects The Millionaire With Truth Serum, So As To Enable Rastapopulos To Pry Carreidas S Swiss Bank Account Number Out Of Him Unfortunately For Rastapopoulos, This Plan Quickly Flounders For Carreidas Proves Than Willing To Tell The Truth About Everything Except The Swiss Bank Account To Rastapopulos S Fury, Carreidas Launches Into Long Disquisitions About His Greedy, Unscrupulous Nature, Boasting How He First Stole A Pear In , At The Age Of Four Shamed Both His Grandfather And His Great Aunt To Death And Has Generally Led A Life Of Perfidy And Corruption Realizing The Serum Is Defective, Rastapopulos Becomes Enraged, Lunges At Krollspell Who Is Still Holding The Truth Drug Syringe , And Is Accidentally Injected With The Serum, Becoming Intoxicated He Too Recounts Hideous Deeds In A Boasting Manner, Calling Himself The Devil Incarnate From What Rastapopoulos Says Under The Serum S Influence, Krollspell Realizes That The Crime Boss Intends Not To Reward Him As Promised, But To Betray And Murder HimWith The Help Of Snowy, Who Is Not Dead After All, Tintin And His Friends Manage To Escape The Bunker In Which They Are Being Imprisoned And Find The Bunker, High On The Volcano, Where Carreidas Is Held Prisoner Tintin Captures Krollspell And Rastapopulos And Escorts Them To Lower Ground, Intending To Use Them As Hostages However, The Serum Wears Off And Rastapopulos Escapes, Despite Krollspell S Warnings The Doctor Is Released Afterwards And Continues To Accompany Tintin And Haddock, Watching The Still Irritable CarreidasLater, They Discover, Thanks To A Voice Tintin Is Hearing, A Hidden Entrance To A Statue Filled Cave Knowing That They Are In Danger, As Rastapopulos Is Gathering His Armed Guards To Pursue And Kill Them, They Decide To Enter The Cave And They Discover A Large Hallway, Leading To The Inside Of The Volcano They Enter The Volcano S Core By Triggering A Hidden Mechanism Rastapopulos And His Cohorts Are Not Far Behind, But They Fail To Find Out How To Open The Secret Passage Instead They Use Explosives To Make Their Own EntrancePenetrating Deeper Into The Volcano, Tintin And His Friends Meet A Strange Man, Mik Kanrokitoff, A Writer For Magazine Space Week, Who Wears A Transmitter On His Ear And Speaks With A Heavy Russian Accent He Is The Voice That Has Guided Tintin To The Cave He Immediately Notes That They Are All In Great Danger, Because The Explosion Triggered By Rastapopoulos Has Made The Volcano Unstable And It Will Soon Erupt They Follow Kanrokitoff, Who Has The Power To Influence Their Minds, As He Knows Exactly Where To Escape It Becomes Hotter As They Find Their Way Out Of The Core Of The Volcano, And At One Point A Large Flow Of Lava Threatens Them, But They Find A Pathway Up That Leads To An Exit Fleeing The Lava Flow, Carreidas Pushes Haddock Off The Stairs, But Fortunately Haddock Grabs Onto A Stalagmite, Narrowly Escaping Imminent Death The Strange Kanrokitoff Uses His Mind Trick To Calm The Impetuous Carreidas Down Meanwhile, Rastapopoulos And His Henchmen Flee The Eruption By Running Down The Outside Of The Volcano And Plan To Take Refuge In A Rubber DinghyOnce Tintin And His Friends Find Their Way Out Of The Volcano, Kanrokitoff Puts Them All Under His Hypnosis He Uses His Transmitter, And Apparent Psychic Powers, To Summon A Flying Saucer, Piloted By Unseen Aliens With Whom He Is Apparently Familiar The Hypnotised Group Climb Up A Retractable Ladder And Board The Saucer, Narrowly Escaping The Volcano S Dramatic Eruption Kanrokitoff Spots The Rubber Dinghy And Exchanges Tintin And His Companions For Allan, Spalding, Rastapopulos And The Treacherous Pilots, Who Are Whisked Away In The Saucer The Group Including Krollspell, Who Is Later Deposited By The Saucer At His Institute In Cairo Awakes From Hypnosis And Cannot Remember What Happened To Them The Party Is Eventually Rescued, But Only Snowy, Who Cannot Speak, Has Any Recollection Of The Hijacking And Alien Abduction 71 for 2018Genre Adventure Comic funny, entertaining, made me laugh Spoilers for those who have not read the book One of my favorite Tintin books I love the hint of sci fi, and the reappearance of Skut, the Estonian pilot It s fun to see the recurring baddies Allan and Rastapopolous, and see how Herge ultimately humiliates them The Wait for me Allan Allan, wait Don t go so fast at the end is particularly enjoyable.We get some new characters Mr Carreidas, the millionaire who doesn t laugh, and his slimy secretary Spalding And Dr Krollspell is right out of a Nazi camp, so Herge said himself.The story starts out in an airport, where there are endless possibilities for story, and eventually the character s find themselves on the island of Pulau pulau Bompa, where a seemingly extinct volcano may not be as extinct as it seems They find Rastapopolous waiting for them with a dastardly plan.Every time I read a Tintin adventure, even if I have read them all thirty times, I notice something new I am constantly amazed at Herge s great talent Not only with the rich abundance of very different plot lines in each of his books, but with the humor he puts in his books the details he puts in his drawings the angles from which he portrays characters For example, in the end of this book, instead of just having the character s being interview, we have Mr Wagg another familiar face watching their interview on TV It gives the story another layer, another element, a face to the common man who is reading the story at that moment.Or when Rastapopolous and the other scoundrels find Carreidas hat The first panel is of the hat itself, with the baddies in the background Who else, other than Herge, would draw from the hat s point of view And how about all those little jokes in the background The plant dying after Captain Haddock pours his Sani colo into it s pot While the other character s are busy talking, we the reader get to see the plant s unfortunate end.This is a jewel in the world of Tintin The characters give the story life, color, and humor the setting gives a sense of adventure and the plot with it s flying saucer is out of the box and before it s time, yet wonderfully done and fully believable Only one question do I have who are the aliens And why do they think they can interfere with human life Perhaps Mik Kanrokitoff in the English translation , the link between humans and those of the other world, is just another Gary Seven, without the shapeshifting cat. Our friends Tintin and Captain Haddock with Professor Calculus are traveling to Sydney, but as usually they get in trouble and they find themselves prisoners of their old enemy Mr Rastapopoulos on an Indonesian island This issue has a bit of science fiction and paranormal influences and even promotes the idea of communication between the extra terrestrial and the humans The central mystery is essentially left unresolved Poor Snow, in this issue it fell in a lake with turbulent waters and was saved the last minute by Tintin Tintin is kidnapped by his Arch nemesis26 February 2012 I used to love this one as a kid because it had lots of machine guns in it However, since I have returned to reading the Tintin books so that I know what I am writing about as opposed to some books that I am not really interested in rereading, namely because they are too long and that there are other books out there that I would rather spend my time reading I have no longer appreciate this album as much as some of Herge s other stories Here the comedy really does begin to take the backseat to focus on a adventurous story Tintin, Haddock, and Calculus are on their way to Australia to an aeronautical conference, namely because they were the first people on the moon though I note that the Thompsons weren t included, though with the number of protagonists that appear in this book, having a couple of extra clumsy characters may have been a bit too difficult, and the Thompsons are probably becoming a little overused by now At Djakarta they meet an old friend, the Estonian pilot Skut and are invited to join the multi millionaire Laslo Carreidas aboard his jet plane as he is also travelling to Sydney for the same conference Carreidas in involved in aircraft production, among other things However things, as usual, don t turn out as planned and they find themselves captured by some of Tintin s old enemies, Rastapopoulos and his aide de camp, Mr Alan Mate Rastapopoulos has now rejoined the ranks of the ordinary people, and being impatient as a lot of antagonists are has decided that he will go a quick way to becoming uber rich again, rather than the slow way, so he decided to kidnap Carreidas and force him to reveal the location of a hidden stash of money However, as can be expected, getting this information out of Carreidas is not all that easy The characterisation in this book is good, as can be expected Not all of the protagonists are clean cut individuals, and not all antagonists are out to get Tintin In fact, when Rastapopoulos is accidentally injected with his truth serum, and gets into an argument with Carreidas as to who is the bigger villain, Rastapopoulos reveals that he was pretty much planning on killing everybody that was working with him so that he can get away scot free with all of the money Unfortunately it seems that the turth serum has little to no effect upon Carreidas as he is just as stubborn as he was when he wasn t drugged Herge also seems to be experimenting with mysticism in these later books In Flight 715 he has aliens come down as rescue the protagonists and kidnap the antagonists another reason why I loved this album as a kid It is almost a Deus ex Machina, but then again this isn t the first time that Herge has used such plot devices We are also given hints through the book that this is where it is leading, though the telepathic devices that are used seem to detract somewhat from Tintin s realism Still, it is a good and enjoyable adventure, but nowhere near the quality of his earlier works. My review, as published at Tintin Books For a man who has been criticised fairly or not for sexism, padding of stories and racism to among others Africans, Jews, Native Americans, Japanese, Russians and Indians, it s amusing to think that his most controversial work amongst fans is probably Flight 714 , the penultimate completed adventure in the series But, on re reading, you can count me amongst those who think it was probably one big mistake Flight 714 starts off strongly enough, with the first 12 pages devoted to something Herge had perfected in The Castafiore Emerald comedies of manners featuring the main characters and others bound to annoy them but combining it with that genuine sense of unease and discord which underlies all of his best works Laszlo Carreidas is a truly fascinating character, and he brings out various dimensions of Captain Haddock Snowy gets some business and Calculus is at his rip roaring malapropistic best But from the moment Carreidas plane is hijacked, we re into prime James Bond territory The evil villain and his henchmen have co opted an entire volcanic island for their ridiculously complex plan any villain with a past like Rastopopolous can surely find a better means to cash than this , and characters are tied up, tortured and pursued through various jungle locations.None of the business in the first two thirds of the album is bad indeed it all has precedents in the series But perhaps that s the problem It s clear that we ve come a long way note the monitor and the proboscis monkey, who each receive two frames in a show of ambience In early Tintin books, these guys would ve been the subject of a one or two page adventure Herge has learnt now how to balance the atmosphere with the plot Yet, when we spend an entire third of the book on a chase sequence, one begins to realise that this in no way matches up to the amazing stretch of classic works that immediately preceded it With the exception of Carreidas himself, the album lacks the emotional resonance of Tintin in Tibet has none of the elegant plotting of The Red Sea Sharks and in spite of the jungle atmosphere lacks the bravura artwork that so embodies The Calculus Affair and Explorers on the Moon.Strangely, the only recent Tintin work that the album calls to mind is The Castafiore Emerald itself Herge relished using the claustrophobic, trivial atmosphere of Marlinspike in that album, and it comes across here too Entire pages focus on the petty trials of Rastopopolous, to the point where he isn t interesting or scary, but just bumbling And sequences in which henchmen stutter without teeth, or the villain literally emerges from a bomb blast with his clothes in tatters, are just beneath this era Comdey is welcomed, and delightful in the early part of the album, but sections where Herge was just painting by numbers are brutally evident.This isn t to deny the enjoyment of Carreidas as a character, or the hilarity of the sticking plaster callback, but much is limited here I ve never noticed the severe drop in quality of art that Michael Farr mentions, but the frames certainly don t sparkle here.And then there s the ending Where to begin From page 45, things get weird Tintin and Haddock have been hearing voices that turn out to be telepathic communications from the queer little man, Mit Kanrokitoff In and of himself, Kanrokitoff calls to mind other members of Herge s pantheon of humorous bores such as Jolyon Wagg so far acceptable And the idea that the ancient Sondonesians had met aliens, and their statues and totems are actually monuments to this Not terribly original, but still captivating The image of a statue to a god turning out to be a man with communications equipment is startling So far, none of that really contradicts any of the wackier elements of some previous stories But the revelation that Kanrokitoff genuinely is an alien, and that he uses his powers and his flying saucer to save our characters is taking things a little too far, don t you think For a series that has always held some connection to reality, the sudden switch to such fantastic adventures seems unnatural It doesn t help that the final ten pages expose the formula so much, with literally every major character getting an end of page cliffhanger in a seemingly neverending chase Closing with a four page news story is also too wordy, and only serves to rehash what happened on the previous eight pages The closing revelation that Snowy actually remembers everything is a good one, but can t make up for what has passed I m far from certain about my feelings on Flight 714 As an idea, it s quite intriguing But with the exception of the opening act, the story never comes together as anything than one giant chase The villian is unappealing the stakes feel too consistently high and the alien nonsense is from another series altogether Again, there are many series where this could be done WONDERFULLY It s just not in Tintin s wheelhouse A shame, and a true letdown.

The Adventures of Tintin

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  • Paperback, 21 x 29 cm
  • 62 pages
  • Vol 714 pour Sidney
  • Hergé
  • Indonesian
  • 24 March 2018

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