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Red Rackham's Treasure (Tintin #12)

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Convinced that Captain Haddock’s ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock, used a series of clever clues to describe the precise location of a priceless treasure, Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock rent a boat — the Sirius — and set sail on a treasure hunt. Without knowing it at first, the team is accompanied by an eccentric scientist called Professor Calculus. Although it is difficul ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Egmont (first published 1943)
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Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Another wonderful book!! I don't know what to say, I may repeat what I said in my earlier reviews as I am out of words to describe how best are THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN!!

The film inspired me to read all the books, though I have seen cartoons, it always gives a good feeling if u read the books!

Many people, who read the comics first, said that the film has not done justice to the books, but I donot agree!!

Both book and the film are equally wonderful and being a fan of films, I take one step towa
Blanches Jeanne
wah, udah lama ga baca tintin..He was an epic legend! One of the best childhood memories..inget dulu sempet baca beberapa buku punya papa..=))
Dari dulu, tiap kali baca Tintin aku selalu sampe ke pertanyaan " ya ampun dia koq ga mati-mati sih?" emang sih dia ga mungkin mati karna secara dia tokoh utamanya. butt, how come he can escape from death every single time? dalam satu buku tu aku itung-itung dia bisa ampir mati sepuluh kali dan ada aja yang nyelamatin dia.
ketembak? tenang, pasti dia punya
Bipasha{is eviscerated by fiction}
Red Rackham's Treasure is the second part of an adventure begun in The Secret of the Unicorn, rendered in highly realistic comic book/graphic novel style by the Belgian artist/writer Herge in the mid-1940s. This story of a hunt for lost pirate treasure takes Tintin, his dog Snowy, the ill-tempered Captain Haddock, and the comically inept detectives Thompson and Thomson on a long sea journey on a freighter, to a tropical island, and on an adventure under the sea. The story is sufficiently complex ...more
Blistering Barnacles! That was repeated way too often.

I love treasure hunting stories and Tintin... so it worked out! :)

Calculus was hilarious. I love British humour.
David Sarkies
I would suggest that this is the last of the war novels, though by the time that this was released the war was almost over (I believe Belgium had been at least partially liberated, and Hitler and the Japanese were on the back foot, though there was still a lot of war to fight at this stage). Most of the album takes place at sea (which is similar to the other war albums) and it noticeably has no antagonist, it is purely a treasure hunt, and while the threat of the Bird Brothers still hangs in th ...more
I can't remember when I first discovered the Tintin books, but they remain books I love coming back to. I was very sceptical about seeing the recent movie version, but a French friend said she thought it was well done and faithful to the books (it is an amalgam of three of the stories). I enjoyed it (Snowy is really good), and it motivated me to go back and reread several of the adventures. This is the sequel to " The Secret of the Unicorn". I highly recommend this particular format/edition for ...more
I have known TinTin all my life and i must have read the series as a very very young tot, or my mom read them to me. For the past 40 something years I have been avoiding re-reading the books, while at the same time being very attracted to the author/artist Hergé's artwork. in fact I am totally nuts about it.

It is fascinating that Hergé did a remarkable amount of research for his narrative/artwork. He made models of locations/ships, and in many ways they are sort of like little films or at the v
Catherine Woodman
This is the second book in a series of two, the first one being "The secret of the Unicorn". In this adventure Tintin and Captain Haddock goes on an expedition to find the treasure of Sir Francis Haddock. It is in this book Tintin meets Professor Cuthbert Calculus for the first time. His underwater machine turns out to be invaluable, even though Tintin and Captain Haddock at first reject it.

This book is faster paced and more interesting than the first of the two and contains a lot of enjoyable h
My second Tintin story. I am a newcomer to the "fun" of reading comics and graphic novels. I picked a couple of these up at the library and sat them on the coffee table wondering if there would be any interest from my family, particularly my 13 year-old son. Not much. There are two more stories in this book but I don't know if I will read them or not. I don't find the graphics very artistic and the format necessarily leaves much of the detail to be filled in by the reader's imagination. I'm just ...more
I adore this one my dad is the one who introduced us to tintin and bought them for us as he used to read them when he was younger have so many and the cartoon too ♡
La suite directe du Secret de la Licorne, et le plus drôle des Tintin jusqu'ici. 5/5 rien que pour les interactions hilarantes entre le professeur Tournesol (fraichement débarqué : voilà enfin l'équipe au complet !) et le capitaine Haddock. L'intrigue en elle-même n'est pas d'une complexité extrême : il s'agit de retrouver le fameux trésor en mer, qu'on finit après de nombreuses tentatives infructueuses, par découvrir ailleurs : à Moulinsart bien sûr ! Un album très plaisant, on est vraiment ent ...more
Annchan Maulana
it's follows Tintin and friends as they search for the pirate booty procured by Captain Haddock's ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock, in the West Indies. They receive some unexpected help in the form of a hard-of-hearing inventor named Professor Calculus, who would go on to become one of the most endearing characters of the series. (Herge admitted that the character was one "whom I never suspected would take on such importance.") It's a lot of fun, with some submarine and diving adventures, humor fro ...more
Liam Proven
Thanks to a happy Bookmooch event, coming back to Tintin for the first time in decades. Interesting to view it with an adult eye.

Sadly, with the 2nd half of one of his adventures - I didn't realise the series was structured so, to be honest - but it doesn't matter too much.

The same month on Bookmooch, I also got /Les Sept Boules de Crystal/ - one in the original French - which I am also labouring through. The translation isn't anywhere near so inspired as Astérix but Tintin is - as far as my lim
I quite enjoyed this concluding tale, following Secret of the Unicorn. It's actually nice to have an adventure without some wayward crooks spoiling proceedings. There's some fantastic imagery and splash pages, a lot of humour (unfortunately still a lot of slapstick, made worse by Calculus and his 'hilarious' deafness).

Still, it's fun, flows quickly and is pretty stripped back. Apparently this is the best selling Tintin story which I find a little surprising. Hopefully there are better stories to
Tyler Jing
After discovering the amazing secrets of Red Rackam's Treasure (Read Secret of the Unicorn), they're off on the trip to find it using the parchments found in the three sacred model ships. This adventure takes them all around the world trying to figure out where the treasure may be, but gradually get impatient and doubt the existence of the treasure. With the help of Professor Calculus, Captain Haddock, Thomson and Thompson, they will soon find the treasure where they might not have expected...

Alex Wilson
I just love these books. Also, in the book Red Rackham was one of the sailor's enemy who used to be a pirate and there was this guy that was almost deaf and he built this shark submarine that was shark proof and they didn't actually need to use it. Tintin got it to get drink because he found this old drink that makes you drunk. So he got drunk and fell down on the sea floor and he had swallowed a chest but all that was left in it was papers and stuff. But int he end they went back to their own c ...more
Cool les dupontd on pomper.
Joseph R.
This is the second or third Tintin book I've read, all completely out of order. That really isn't so important since most of the adventures are self-contained stories. Apparently, this one is a direct continuation of "The Secret of the Unicorn," and indeed our heroes attempt to find Red Rackham's Treasure on the sunken vessel "The Unicorn." The story is fast-paced and entertaining, though Tintin is the least interesting character. Captain Haddock (friend of Tintin and descendant of the captain w ...more
Nov 01, 2010 Sammy rated it 4 of 5 stars
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My review, as published in Tintin Books:

Another hit for Herge, and a clear indicator that he was entering a golden age of storytelling. There's nothing surprising here - it would be many years before Herge decided to break his own format - but again the story is incredibly well done. Professor Cuthbert Calculus is a wonderful addition to the cast: he's very funny and yet also a competent addition to the team. Like Haddock, he appears at first glance to be simply a plot functionary, but was immed
Nicholas Whyte

The actual finding of the treasure is almost the only part of the book which made it to the screen this time, most of the rest apparently being saved for the next film which will also combine parts of The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun. This means no trace of the book's main new character, Professor Calculus, whose shark-shaped submarine is vital to the expedition to retrieve the treasure, and whose unconsciousness of his own deafness makes h
Leila Anani
Probably my favourite TinTin story. This one takes TinTin, Snowy and Haddock on a hunt for pirate treasure. It introduces Professor Calculus as he creates a shark submarine for them to dive for the sunken treasure chest. It also sets up Haddock's right to Marlinspike Hall.

Classic TinTin adventure. Particularly love the sequence with the parrots where they've picked up all the colourful language from Haddock's ancestor and he gets a taste of his own medicine for once! Fun with a capital F!
Rahma Dilla (seetheworldwithbooks)
One of the series more light-hearted offerings. There's not really a villain in the piece, just the mystery of where to find some treasure left behind by Captain Haddock's ancestor. Thomson and Thompson go along for the ride and are suitably abused. Professor Calculus makes his first appearance as well, bringing along a shark-shaped submarine and a funny propensity to mishear every conversation.

Tintin is happy to good-naturedly problem solve for the expedition, and the Captain gets some good bur
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
Nadia Fadhillah
Film Tintin Rahasia Unicorn itu berapa jilid buku sih yang dijadiin satu?
Banyak amat yak. Kayaknya buku ini jadi ending untuk film animasi Tintin yang baru dikeluarkan itu.

Kira-kira Tintin nomer berapa ya yang cocok untuk difilmkan lagi?

Aku baca buku ini yag berbahasa prancis dan bahasa indonesia sekaligus.
Tintin is certainly one of my favorite comics. Especially this one, it is the sequel to The Secret of the Unicorn, where Tintin and Captain Haddock find themselves holding possession of a map which could lead them straight to treasure. As always there is comedy as well as action. The two bumbling police detectives make an appearance, Thompson, and Thomson. And of course Tintin's trust side kick Snowy. This comic in particular features a submarine disguised as a shark. An invention to help them f ...more
Moa Bernhardsson
In Red Rackham's Treasure, Tintin and Co. continue their adventure with help from the hilarious Professor Calculus. The illustrations from under the sea are fantastic and Hergé wraps it up perfectly in the end. Reading these two volumes reminds me of why I once fell in love with these stories.
This is a fun Tintin book, one I've never read before. Important to the canon in that it introduces Professor Calculus and ends up with Haddock getting Marlinspike, so it gets the final major elements in the series into play. The story is a sequel to The Secret of the Unicorn but can be read independently, as anything you need to know is explained. Thomson and Thompson are involved, for no really sensible reason, but they provide their usual comedy. The story is interesting in that it violates c ...more
Room 123
If you like adventures, then you should Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure. The characters are Tintin and More. Tintin and Captain Haddock and Snowy go on a sweet adventure. It is a cool book. There are more books about Tintin. Read it today! by Charlie
Francis Bruynseels
A rollicking good read, Calculus (in his first book?) is excellent. All the characters work well together doing their bit.

The only bit I remembered from my first read at 10 was the bit with the submarine.
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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
More about Hergé...
Tintin in Tibet (Tintin, #20) Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Tintin, #1) The Secret of the Unicorn (Tintin, #11) Cigars of the Pharaoh (Tintin, #4) Tintin in America (Tintin, #3 )

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