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Cigars Of The Pharaoh (Tintin #4)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  8,052 ratings  ·  147 reviews
While on vacation, Tintin meets eccentric Egyptologist Dr. Sarcophagus, who leads him to the tomb of the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh. Suddenly, Tintin’s new friend disappears, and while searching for him in the tomb, Tintin finds strange cigars bearing the pharaoh’s symbol! Although he doesn’t know it yet, Tintin has stumbled upon a network of opium smugglers.

The brave reporter sets
Paperback, 62 pages
Published October 15th 2001 by Mammoth (first published February 1st 1934)
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Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Interesting!! i think i know who is the gangster! but waiting for the plot to reveal the person!!

very interesting when compared to the earlier parts!! I enjoed reading and its a page turner!!tintin is one of the best comics i have ever rad or probably the best! it has interesting twists and the adventures are wonderful and fundeful!

i wish i too have a dog like snowy!! Tintin is the sherlock holmes of the comic world! his ways of solving may not be too typical lke holmes but is quite interesting
Maria Carmo
I just loved this new adventure! I did not remember any more (since I read these books so LOOOONG ago) that this was the adventure in which Dupont et Dupond appear for the first time, as well as the well known Portuguese character Oliveira da Figueira, the salesman who can make business even in the middle of the desert!

There is always a bit of xenophobia in the Belgian perspective in which the book was written, but we have to take into account the epoch in which it was written... Anyway, it is
David Sarkies
Apr 18, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyboy who loves a rollicking good adventure
Recommended to David by: Primary School Library
Shelves: adventure
The first of Tintin's full length adventures
4 February 2012

This is the story where Tintin comes on his own. While it was still written in a serialised form when it first appeared back in 1934, this story has a proper story arc where Tintin stumbles on a sophisticated drug smuggling ring that stretches across the entire Eurasian continent. It is here that Tintin's companions begin to be developed (namely the Thompson twins) and we also begin to see Tintin going on real adventures and chasing aft
Annchan Maulana
Cigars of the Pharaoh is one of Tintin's earliest adventures. He and Snowy are on a cruise to Egypt when they happen to meet Professor Sophocles Sarcophagus (the first of Tintin's absent-minded professors) and join his expedition. But they become embroiled in a complicated scheme involving a fakir, cigars marked with an unusual brand, and Rajijah, the poison of madness. Most significantly, Tintin meets the detectives Thompson and Thomson as well as the movie mogul Rastapopolous. While Cigars of ...more
Thankfully, this was a vast improvement upon the previous book, Tintin In America. The plotting was tighter and the character of Tintin starting to be more developed.

The funny bits were actually funny, which helped, and the introduction of Thompson and Thomson gave the story an added dimension missing from the previous book.

So, a better offering and a nice set up for the next volume, The Blue Lotus.
Mark Hebwood
Well. This is course not the first time I read Tintin. But when I was looking at the obscure school of experimental comic book artists called "Oubapo" recently, Tintin appeared again on my radar screen and I decided to re-read this early story, published first in the early 30s.

And I ended up disappointed! And surprised that I was disappointed. Because I think Tintin is one of the best BD ("bandes dessinnees") ever written. Usually, the plot is well sequenced and the characters well "drawn", both
Continuing on with my adventures with Tintin. This time Tintin is traveling on a cruise when he comes across a strange conspiracy involving cigars, an odd mark and a secret boss. It also introduces the first of the nutty professors who'll eventually become Professor Cornelius.

So far the best in my reread this is how I remember Tintin. The introduction of the Thomson Twins was good to see. I look forward to the rest of the series now it's broken out of it's racist origination.
2.5 to 3 stars. Ah well, I just about liked it.

Not the best of plots I've come across in Tintin (despite the expectations I had after seeing the cover) but I can understand that given this is one of Herge's earliest works in the series. Liked how British India was portrayed & the amount of globe-trotting undertaken but the story was bit too messed-up for my liking.
Tim Taylor
I learned from reading other reviews that this is one of the earlier TinTin books, a stitch-up and redrawing of earlier weekly comic strips. I could tell the origin in a weekly strip when reading the book because the plot meanders. It’s a little like some of the Roger Moore era Bond films: the plot goes off on tangents but it’s so enjoyable to watch that it doesn’t seem to matter.

Then there are the frequent cliffhangers from which TinTin (and the plot) escape through convenient coincidences and
This volume is a bit more whimsical than some of the later books, including lots of conversational contributions on Snowy's part, a scene where Tintin is drugged and hallucinates the image of himself as a baby, and a scene in which he carves a "trumpet" out of a tree trunk so that he can communicate with the elephants who have temporarily adopted him as their doctor. ("SOL-LAH-TE-DOH means 'yes.'") (Reading this in the middle of the night when I woke up sick may have made it more surreal.) There ...more
Ever since I read the preview about Charles Burns's X'ed Out and my editor's comment about a scene in my script that felt Tintin-ish, I kinda wanna read the entire comics in the series.

But first on X'ed Out.

X'ed Out by Charles Burns

Burns said this new series of his was "Tintin meets William S. Burroughs"...which got me all excited. The protagonist's name was Nitnit (yes, it does sounded ridiculous) and on the cover we could see an object that looked like the giant mushroom on the cover of The Shooting Star.

The Shooting Star (The Adventures of Tintin) by Hergé

As for Ciga
The Tintin stories for anyone who has read them and understands their history can't be viewed as anything other than groundbreaking. The beginnings of these stories have been around as long as the Lord of the Rings, the illustration and environments in the Tintin books are accurate and extremely detailed. Anyone who has spent even a little time exploring Herge (Georges Remi) can see the painstaking research and adversity he worked through to compose the world around Tintin. His ideas were ahead ...more
Okay, after suffering through Tintin au Congo and in America, I decided to try another book and this one was pretty good. It wasn't as racist as the previous two, the story was interesting, the drawings nice, there weren't as many Macgyver moments and there was a decent plot. I liked it.
Moa Bernhardsson
A quite enjoyable read with lots of fun and mysterious things happening. Tintin has developed as a character and the introduction of Thomson & Thompson also added a nice touch to the story and took it to a new level.
Thrilling and with a bevy of twists, this one I polished off at one go. Very textbook exotic but fun ride nevertheless!
Andrea Ika
The Cigars of the Pharaoh was the beginning of Tintin's adventures leaving, at least for the big picture, the realm of the episodic and getting into big story arcs with returning characters (this is the book that introduces Thomson and Thompson or (les Duponts in the original French) who would become two of the series' most beloved characters).
Cigars Of The Pharaoh' traverses the pyramids of Egypt, the deserts of Arabia, the jungles and palaces of India; and sees a vacationing Tintin stumbling
My grade = 88% - B+

Ironically, although I've been a Tintin fan most of my life, this is the first Tintin book I've actually read.

This book is one of the very first "graphic novels" written in 1934 by Belgian writer Georges Remi (who reversed his initials - GR to RG - and spelled them out as his pen name).

I first came across these graphic novels in 1968 when I was a student in France. Tintin is a young Belgian reporter who has many adventures with his dog Snowy (English version) and a repeat list
Michael Gerald Dealino
I started reading the Tintin adventures when I was in primary school. This is one of the earliest adventures of Tintin and it started his confrontation with the international villain Rastapopulous.

The Tintin books often drew on the political and social issues of the time, and in this book, Herge takes on the global problem of drug trafficking.
i get this comic in my childhood, and that was the first time i choose to read comic rather than played outside. i like his drawing, the background is realistic. his comics make me want to go around the world and get to know the culture or the peoples.

until now i still read comic books
Ahmad Sharabiani
Les Cigares du pharaon=Cigars of the pharaoh, Hergé
عنوان: سیگارهای فرعون؛ نویسنده و تصویرگر: هرژه؛ مترجمان: رایحه اندیشه؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، رایحه اندیشه، 1380، در 64 ص، مصور رنگی، ماجراهای تن تن خبرنگار جوان، شابک: 9649380051؛ موضوع: داستانهای فکاهی مصور بلژیک قرن 20 م

Ardzuna Sinaga
May 25, 2007 Ardzuna Sinaga rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every comic lovers!
Shelves: greatcomics
My first comic ever! Thanks to my old folks for open up my eyes to this great comic. I feel like already went around the world long before i did just by being drenched in the pages of Tintin marvelous adventures...
Tintin is very lucky to have escaped many attacks on him. Not a bad book but still always enjoyed reading Tin Tin books.
The first of these new Casterman editions of the original Tintin stories I've read -- beautiful books. The art is a bit hard to get used to if you grew up with the 'updated' Tintin books, as most of us did, but it has its own charm, and I really the black and white. The stories were edited for the newer editions, too -- there's a few extra pages about Tintin getting attacked by some snakes in the original, which is awesome, and some interesting stuff about conflicts between "Arabs" and "Christia ...more
All right, this is more like it. After suffering through the propaganda of In the Land of the Soviets and the cringing racism and animal violence of Tintin in the Congo, I've finally stopped at a Tintin book that was a fun read. This is the first one that felt like it could legitimately influenced something like Indiana Jones or The Goonies or something.

I would recommend starting here if you want to get into Tintin as I think this is probably the first decent collection (or graphic album as Her
Leila Anani
Tintin takes a cruise of Asia and discovers a gang of opium smugglers hiding their wears in cigars.

This one's quite fun but its very much this happens and then this with very little connection. We end up in Cairo, India, the high seas...

I particularly like the scene where Tintin learns to speak elephant, and gate-crashes the secret meeting of the hooded cult. Its loads of separate vignettes again, but its fun and the artwork is classic Tintin. The Thom(p)son Twins make a welcome appearance.

the scariest of all Tintins' adventure... joining a purple Klansman meetup...
i've read this a billion times
❅ (t.c) (hiatus: school)
This book is the book i disliked the most besides Tintin in Congo, Tintin in the Land of Soviets, Tintin in America etc because they were books that I felt were although yes, suitable for their "time" because of the 'okayness' of racism at that time, yet still I didn't like. Maybe because I'm not a white person myself, so I don't understand the 'history' behind the racism occurring, but trust me, my culture, Asian, was and is still pretty racist at times, and I don't support it either so both ...more
Adhi Glory (glory2go)
Komik jadul dan diterbitkan jauh sebelum saya lahir, tapi ceritanya tetap sangat menarik kok. Walopun saya rasa gaya komedi slapstick-nya gak relevan lagi buat pembaca zaman sekarang. Kenapa? Karena menurut saya kekonyolannya (termasuk musuh-musuhnya juga) itu menyiratkan kebodohan yang terlau dibuat-dibuat.

Well, aniway, komik Tintin ini merupakan legenda dan banyak digemari oleh orang-orang di seluruh dunia. Termasuk juga mungkin orang tua atau om dan tante kamu.

Dalam kisah petualangan Tintin k
Sophocles Sarcophagus is a real character, right from the beginning of he story. We are also introduced to host of other key characters who are destined to make repeated appearances throughout the rest of the series - Oliveira da Figuera, Captain Alan and the irrespressible Thompson twins - whom Herge cleverly sets up as Tintin's foes, only to make them his friends and allies later on. Cigars of the Pharaoh also explores the the maddening effects of a powerful poison, a theme that is soon revisi ...more
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Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.
His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics
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