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Petualangan Tintin : 7 Bola Kristal (Tintin #13)

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Ekspedisi Sanders-Hardmuth kembali dari Amerika Selatan membawa pulang mumi Rascar Capac. Tak diduga, para anggota ekspedisi ini satu persatu jatuh sakit aneh: mereka tertidur lelap, tapi terbangun pada jam-jam tertentu dengan kesakitan hebat. Tintin, Kapten Haddock, serta Tuan Lakmus menyelidiki misteri ini. Misteri makin pelik ketika kemudian Tuan Lakmus juga diculik!
Paperback, 64 pages
Published 2008 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 1948)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Les 7 boules de cristal=The Seven Crystal Balls (Tintin, #13), Hergé
عنوان: هفت گوی بلورین؛ نویسنده: هرژه؛ مترجم: خسرو سمیعی؛ تهران، یونیورسال، 1354، در 62 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای گرافیکی و فکاهی نویسندگان قرن 20 م
Jul 08, 2016 Alireza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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تن تن ماجراجو بازمیگردد! اینبار با داستانی به همان جذابیت "راز کشتی اسب شاخ دار" و "گنج راکهام سرخپوش" و به همین سبک و سیاق در دو قسمت جدا. یکی "هفت گوی بلوری" که در ماجراهای آن پروفسور کلکولس نازنین ربوده میشود و ادامه ش در "زندانی های معبد خورشید"
خــــــب! این یکی واقعا خوب بود ^___^
Philippe Malzieu
Jul 29, 2014 Philippe Malzieu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The philosoph Michel Serres is a great tintinophil. He noted that the Hergé's drawing was extremely precise (the famous "ligne claire"), except the head of Tintin. For him, it was a reason of success. With an outlined face, everyone is able to identify with him. Thus Tintin is you, Tintin is me.

Nevertheless, I am not a fan. History and drawing are perfect. But I do not identify myself in Tintin. I don't recognize me in this stylised head.

My hero of cartoon is a true romantic hero: Corto Maltes
Harish Challapalli
This is more interesting episode than many other of the series!! The plot begins very interestingly and gets tightened as it progresses!!

No need to mention that tin tin is always a page turner and this is no exception!! U will get ur eyes glued to the book til u complete!!

I always wish I have a dog like snowy!! And this episode strengthens it!!

A wonderful detective in tin tin can be seen in this episode!!
Ekin Enacar
Aug 31, 2016 Ekin Enacar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember how many times I read this over and over. If a Tintin book has both General Alcazar and Bianca Castafiore, it's definitely worth reading :)
Kellyn Roth
I love how Captain Haddock is trying to be a gentleman in this book with his monocle.
Oct 15, 2016 Ricardo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Les 7 boules de cristal is about an expedition party that arrives from Peru after finding a Incan mommy. The members of the expedition get sick and the fall into a coma kind of sleep. Tintin gets involved in this adventure. As always I have to point the drawings out... Really beautiful. The story is kind of different from later Tintin comic books because magic and curses were involved in its pages. Plot was really interesting and the twist a the end of the books was refreshing, this twist would ...more
Sep 21, 2010 Sammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic
My review, as published in Tintin Books:

"The Seven Crystal Balls" is a wonderfully atmospheric album, in which fears of the supernatural meld perfectly with the scientific discoveries of the time. Anyone who grew up with the animated TV series will probably recall this one in great detail, as there is so much good material here: particularly notable is the agonising wait in Tarragon's manor, and the marvelous frame of the seven victims waking up on cue in their hospital beds, and screaming.

This is a solid enough Tintin adventure about archaeologists involved in an Incan expedition getting knocked into comas, one by one, by some mysterious substance from crystal balls broken in their rooms by forces unknown. It's an Inca curse, apparently, though since this volume is only part one of the story, how/why it works remains opaque. There DOES seem to be something supernatural going on (that cover image is a literal scene from the book), but there's also a mysterious Incan descendant run ...more
Jan 06, 2013 Jonathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Herge’s adventures of Tintin were a boyhood staple in my reading habits. I returned to “The Seven Crystal Balls” with some trepidation, wondering if they would live up to the good memories.

This graphic novel starts when an archaeological expedition return from South America, carrying an Inca mummy. One by one the group succumbs to a curse that creates a strange illness over the group. Tintin is drawn in when his friend, Professor Calculus, is kidnapped after discovering something of what is goi
Aug 02, 2011 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Rachael Eyre
Apr 14, 2014 Rachael Eyre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic middle period Tintin. What's not to like?

Although an expositonal volume for its sequel, Prisoners of the Sun, I actually prefer this story. There are some unforgettable moments- the Captain landing in an orchestra pit with a panto cow's head, the explorers falling under the curse, the blood freezing mummy Rascar Capac (remembered even by non fans!). I liked the hale and hearty Tarragon, and think it's a shame we don't see him after this adventure. Snowy is also in fine fettle in this sto
Ashley Capes
Mar 30, 2013 Ashley Capes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Herge really seemed to unleash a really brilliant run of stories around WWII and post-war, The Seven Crystal Balls being no exception.

The beginning of a search to uncover the truth behind a mysterious curse placed on Incan artefacts, Tintin and Haddock must also rescue Professor Calculus, who vanishes from an friend's estate during the night.

There's lots of great jokes with Calculus' hearing and near the opening, Haddock demanding Nester supply him with more monocles, but probably my favourite
Feb 25, 2012 Kris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as weird as some of the earlier books, but it's better, in the sense that the storytelling is tight and seems much more like it was mapped out in advance. The earlier books were adventures in surreal non-sequitur, and revolved heavily around Tintin being serially kidnapped--our hero has more agency now, and Haddock takes a stronger role in this volume. He and Tintin are really partners in this adventure (along with Professor Calculus). So far it's one of the more balanced of the volumes I've ...more
It's been a while since my last Tintin adventure, but it seems The Seven Crystal Balls was definitely a good choice especially in terms of reminding me why I like Tintin so much. This book actually ends just as you hit the climax of the adventure, and it continues on with the next book in the series, Prisoners of the Sun. I recommend having a few Tintin adventures on your desk at work; as I've found out recently, reading one of these adventures is a great way to de-stress in a short amount of ti ...more
Michael Gerald
Jul 06, 2014 Michael Gerald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first part of another mystery, The Seven Crystal Balls has that vintage Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock, but also funny yet wholly irrelevant dimwittedness from the Thompson twins.

A sinister air of enigma permeates the whole story as a group of explorers that recovered an Inca mummy are each stricken with an inexplicable coma. Add to that, Professor Calculus disappears. The trails then leads to Peru, and the next book, The Prisoners of the Sun.
Tracey Yiangou
Sep 21, 2015 Tracey Yiangou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been a Tintin reader since it was a child. For close to 50 years I have read and re-read the whole collection of Tintin books so many times that I couldn't keep count. The Seven Crystal Balls is my favourite followed closely by Prisoners of the Sun. How could anyone not love these books. My 26 year old son and my 90 year old father also loves them.
Maria Carmo
Very funny and exciting, this new adventure which ends as the start of the next one, which will take place in Peru... But first, in this book the curses and maledictions of Indian Kings turned to mummies, and the fact the "the bad guys" kidnapped Mr. Tournesol, spices up this whole book and lays the ground for the next one.

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon 15 January 2015.
Dec 08, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
When explorers return from Peru and fall ill, the intrepid boy reporter is on the case.

This was my first book of Tintin I've read and it's still hard to decide which one is my favorite.
هيچوقت دوسش نداشتم.
This one might just beat out my original favorite, it was a thrill ride!

An Incan archaeological expedition just came back and are suddenly dropping like flies. Not dead mind you, but in some sort of coma with daily outbursts of panic. There's rumor of an ancient curse that will plague any who disturb the tomb of Rascar Capac, and when the mummy up and disappears it just might be true.

It was a beautifully exciting build up for the next book. I need the next installment.
David Sarkies
Herge begins to explore the ethics of archaeology
8 February 2012

I believe that I have an older version of this particular album, namely because when Tintin is on the train, it is an old steam train as opposed to the electric train depicted in the Black Island. Also, I have noticed that not only are there some continuity errors (Captain Haddock never actually met General Alcazar until this album, but it is suggested that they have met and there is also reference to an adventure on the Red Sea, w
By the time you get to 'Red Rackham's Treasure', you notice Herge enjoys writing books in pairs and skilfully keeps the mystery going across the two books. 'Seven Crystal Balls' should be read with 'Prisoners of the Sun' to fully uncover the mystery of the crystal balls. 'Seven Crystal Balls' introduces us to the 'supernatural', or, at the very least, the occult. The story revolves around an exploration in Peru where an Inca tomb is discovered and the curse that follows it. You notice how Herge ...more
Jul 06, 2007 Korynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I don't know about you but the mummy is this first volume remains one of the creepiest monsters put on paper in my memory. This volume of Tintin is part one of two, and follows the story of the Captain fresh from buying Marlinspike Hall. I especially enjoy the beginning with the Captain's obvious efforts to look "posh" as benefitting his new position as owner of Marlinspike.
If, in your adulthood, you ever wonder about the asexual tone of Tintin, you can't help but look at the relationship betwe
Aug 27, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Comme pour le dyptique Secret de la Licorne / Trésor de Rackamle rouge, on commence par un album où les protagonistes s'enquièrent du mystère sans trop s'éloigner de chez eux (Moulinsart, désormais demeure du capitaine Haddock, et l'appartement du 26 rue du Labrador que Tintin n'a pas encore laissé) avant de partir à l'aventure dans le deuxième. Ici, le lien entre les deux albums est encore plus fort puisque l'intrigue des 7 boules de cristal ne se dénoue absolument pas à la fin. Il faut attendr ...more
I was never a huge fan of Tintin growing up. On reflection, I don't think I was bright enough to be able to access the level of narrative or enjoy the quality of the illustrations from Herge's comic strip. This is the 13th story from Herge and it's interesting to consider that he wrote it whilst under the watchful gaze of Nazi-occupied Belgium. It is only recently that I have grown to enjoy Herge's stories mainly because of the political undercurrent that runs throughout them and, perhaps more i ...more
Mar 06, 2013 Helmut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fortsetzungsgeschichte, die erste

Eine zusammenhängende Fortsetzungsgeschichte wird in "Le 7 Boules de Crystal" und Le Temple du Soleil erzählt (deshalb ist es erforderlich, die beiden Bände in dieser Reihenfolge zu lesen).

Qualitätsmäßig gibt es hier wie bei fast allen Tintin-Geschichten nichts zu bemängeln; hochqualitative, intelligente Comicunterhaltung, in der Spannung und Spaß deswegen nicht zu kurz kommen.

Die Geschichte, die erzählt wird, liegt mir besonders am Herzen; ich habe sie als Kind
Mar 13, 2014 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The opening installment of a two-parter that's wrapped up in "Prisoners of the Sun," "The Seven Crystal Balls" is fun but inessential. We get Tintin and Captain Haddock hanging out, Snowy causing mischief, and, for plot, a coma-inducing drug distributed in crystal balls taking out members of an expedition that removed an Inca king from his burial ground.

It's all decent enough, and Herge's art is lively, but this doesn't demand to be a volume of its own right. What transpires here could probably
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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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