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Cigars of the Pharaoh (Tintin #4)

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The classic graphic novel. Tintin tries to take a vacation, but while on his cruise ship a mystery unfolds! He meets Dr. Sarcophagus who leads him to the undiscovered tomb of the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh.
Paperback, American Edition, 62 pages
Published April 30th 1975 by Little, Brown and Co. (first published 1934)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Les Cigares du pharaon=Cigars of the pharaoh, Hergé
عنوان: سیگارهای فرعون؛ نویسنده و تصویرگر: هرژه؛ مترجم: اسمردیس؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، انتشارات ونوس، 1354، در 62 ص، مصور رنگی، ماجراهای تن تن خبرنگار جوان، موضوع: داستانهای فکاهی مصور بلژیک قرن 20 م
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

آقا روحیهی کودکانهم کاملا نابود شده. :(
حتی از تنتن در اون حد لذت نمیبرم. :-گریه

Harish 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
Feb 04, 2012 David Sarkies rated it it was amazing  ·  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
وائل المنعم
مغامرة لطيفة من بورسعيد للجزيرة العربية للهند، الرسم متطور عن الأعداد السابقة والقصة أدق.
Book 4 and I've finally reached the first true Tintin book. This one has all the usual tropes and isn't sullied by Tintin in America's poor plotting.
Annchan Maulana
Sep 04, 2007 Annchan Maulana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic
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.
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.
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
Tim Taylor
Jun 02, 2012 Tim Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 05, 2012 Maia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dr Rashmit Mishra
This is where The Tintin series really get entertaining and no surprise this is the spot from which the first episode of the Famous Tintin TV series started as well

Tintin and snowy set out on a cruise for a holiday but get entrapped in a adventure which leads them to Coasts in Arab to dry desert to British occupied India and all sorts of chaotic things happen while Tintin uncover the meaning of strange curses and disappearances

I remember the TV show vividly as I have rewatched it countless tim
Marcos Kopschitz
No início da publicação de Tintim, em 1929, como em todo começo de quadrinista, os traços eram iniciais, o estilo estava por se firmar, os roteiros eram mais primários. Veja mais comentários sobre este período inicial na resenha de No país dos sovietes .

Os charutos do faraó , aventura iniciada em 1932, e publicada ainda na fase do preto e branco, como foram os nove primeiros álbuns, foi totalmente redesenhada e colorida pelo autor em 1955, e estas versões atualizadas foram as que circularam po
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
Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
থমসন আর থমপসনকে (বাংলায় রনসন আর জনসন) আমার সেই ভাল লাগে। এটা সবচেয়ে মজার টিনটিন গুলোর একটা।

এটাকে পাঁচ-ই দিতাম। কিনতু এখানে ডিরেকট কোনো রেসিজম না থাকলেও দু-চারটে ছবির বযাকগরাউনডে নিগরো চরিতরদের ডরয়িং সেই কঙগোয় টিনটিন-এর মত কিছুটা বানরাকৃতির।
Michael Gerald
Mar 07, 2012 Michael Gerald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Ardzuna Sinaga
May 25, 2007 Ardzuna Sinaga rated it it was amazing  ·  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...
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.
This adventure of Tan Tan can show to young readers that the truth is not always as what it seems to be and things can be hidden behind the obvious matters sometimes. Besides, he treats animals in a better way this time. :P
Jul 06, 2007 Hengky rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 25, 2015 Santhosh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah! Finally, the Tintin that we love. The writing and plot are far superior, as is the artwork.

Thomson and Thompson are introduced, as are their spoonerisms which are a riot! Oh, and there's India in here too!

Settling in for the ride, gentlemen!
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.
Céline :)
Sep 07, 2015 Céline :) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Parce que je suis une débutante, je trouve cette intrigue un peu compliqué mais j'adore Tintin et je voudrais lire plus par Hergé.
Feb 06, 2015 Santhosh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tintin is very lucky to have escaped many attacks on him. Not a bad book but still always enjoyed reading Tin Tin books.
Dec 07, 2014 Aldeena rated it liked it
Thrilling and with a bevy of twists, this one I polished off at one go. Very textbook exotic but fun ride nevertheless!
the scariest of all Tintins' adventure... joining a purple Klansman meetup...
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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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