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The Crab with the Golden Claws (Tintin #9)

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The classic graphic novel. A can of crab meat turns out to be a small clue to a big mystery! Tintin meets Captain Haddock in his escape and his plan to track down the crooks takes him to an exotic desert city.
63 pages
Published (first published 1941)
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Many years ago, every day at the same time, televisions up and down the country would boom out “Hergé’s Adventures of TIN-TIN”. English children everywhere would drop whatever they were doing, and for the next five minutes would be glued to the family television set. Because five minutes was all there would be each day, of this action-packed continuing animated film.

The first story to be adapted was The Crab with the Golden Claws in 1956, although a favourite of mine, much repeated all through t
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
My first Comic book that I've "read"! Of course I didn't understand a word of it, I was 4-5 years old and could not read yet.

Oh, don't ask logic to my little-self. If I read it as and adult, I think Tintin is one lucky bastard lives in a nice universe where the criminals are mostly polite (except when they lost temper), and ordinary people are kind-hearted. Except Captain Haddock, he is a prodigy in Tintin universe. And this comic is the first appearance of Haddock.

Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
تان تان أخيرا :)

لـ تان تان معي ذكريات طفولة لا تنسى ... تتعلق جميعها بكون تلك القصص كانت دائما كالسراب ...

كان لنا جار يكبرني بعام وله أخت في عمر أختي الكبرى وأخ في عمر أختي الوسطى أو ربما يكبرها بعام ... كان جاري وزميلي في المدرسة ... كان يشتري الكتب والمجلات ولأنه ولد ولأنه الطفل الثالث ولأن له أخ أكبر فقد كان دائم الحصول على أمتع الكتب وأجملها وألبومات الصور والستيكرز واللعب الغريبة فهو يذهب في كل مكان وبعد فترة كنت أعطيه من مصروفي ليشتري لي الستيكرز أو المجلات ... ولسبب غامض ظلت تان تان عصي
Brendon Schrodinger
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is really becoming a Tintin countdown to Christmas for me. Usually I've been reading these outside in a banana lounge at twilight. That's the perks of the Southern Hemisphere all of you jerks up there.

'The Crab With the Golden Claws' is, I think, one of the most famous Tintin adventures. It introduces Captain Haddock, the salty sailor with unique swearing abilities that is rather fond of alcohol. This time Tintin stables, as he always does, never to find a lead in the conventional manner,
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A series of clues, including a mysterious tin of crab, and the possessions of a drowned sailor leads Tintin to a Ship called Karaboudjan.
He has stumbled on gang led by the villainous First Mate of the ship, Allan, and soon makes first acquaintance with Captain Haddock, presented here a pathetic and wretched drunk, very different from the robust and redoubtable Captain Haddock we come to know in the subsequent volumes.
Escaping from the clutches of Allan and his gang, Tintin and the Captain take a
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Crab With the Golden Claws (Tintin, #9) , Hergé
عنوان: خرچنگ پنجه طلایی جلد 9؛ نویسنده: هرژه، مترجم: اسمردیس؛ تهران، ونوس، 1357، در 62 ص؛
Jon(athan) Nakapalau
Another great Tintin adventure! Very timely as far as the different ways drugs are transported around the world.
Mar 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think Tintin was the coolest person to ever exist.
Heidi (KosminenK)
Viinasieppo kapteeni Haddockin ensiesiintyminen Pohjois-Afrikkaan sijoittuvassa rikosseikkailussa. Mukana myös slapstic(?)-henkiset Dupond ja Dupont. Hauskaa häslinkiä ja sujuvaa toimintaseikkailua.
Ashley Capes
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tintin

Another of my favs - probably because it's here that we first meet Haddock AND get treated to some of his fantastic strings of curses!

People familiar with the recent CGI film will see a lot of plot elements and scenes taken from the Crab, like the way Tintin meets Haddock and the use of the Karaboudjan, the sea plane escape and shootout, the crash and hallucinations in the desert etc

There's also a fantastic little sequence where Haddock is screaming for revenge and the snap-zooms and rage on his
Maria Carmo
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone.
So, finally in this adventure, Tin-tin meets for the first time Le Capitaine Haddock!!!!! And what a state he is in, during this first adventure together! As Captain of a cargo ship, he has been tricked by his immediate to drink too much and stay away from managing what is going on in his ship - while the Lieutenant is trafficking Opium! Of course Tin-tin and Milu come to the rescue...
Funny and adventurous, as all of Hergé's books.

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon 9 January 2015.
Michael Gerald
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is one of the books on which the latest Tintin film is based. Again, Tintin is up against the problem of drug trafficking. This book is also memorable for it is where Captain Haddock makes his first appearance, as the ship captain with an alcohol addiction who is saved and eventually helped reformed by Tintin.
Kellyn Roth
This is one of the better mysteries of the Tintin series. Really enjoyed it. :)
Apr 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: soft
the names captain haddock spouts!
David Sarkies
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pretty much anybody
Recommended to David by: Primary School Library
Shelves: adventure
Captain Haddock makes his first appearance
6 February 2012

Okay, not only is this one of my favourite albums, it is also the album in which we have one of the major characters, Captain Haddock, first appears. At this stage we now have the two police officers (the Thompson twins), the opera singer (Bianca Castafiore), some reoccurring villains (Rastapopolous and Mr Alan Mate), and now Tintin's travelling companion, the drunk ship captain Captain Haddock.
It is funny that some have noted that none
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Hurray for Haddock!!

The Captain finally makes his drunken appearance in a liver-bursting whirlwind of whisky-quaffing, profanity, loutishness, maudlin self-pity and violent assault! The perfect foil for Tintin's often beige-bland earnestness.

While certainly played for laughs, Captain Haddock's alcoholism is also clearly shown as being a bad thing - he frequently endangers Tintin's life and several times almost scuppers the investigation - and so we can take a moral lesson from that.

Other reviewe
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Admito que as 4 estrelas são, principalmente, pela intervenção do Capitão e dos seus ataques quando estava sob o efeito de álcool, mas foi sobretudo a sua reação a beber um copo de água que teve mais piada.

A história é interessante é segue a linha habitual das aventuras de Tintin, valendo sempre a pena dar mais uma vista de olhos por uma das suas aventuras.
Ich habe nur diesen Tim und Struppi Fall gelesen, weil mir noch ein Adventure Buch für die 52biay challenge fehlte und ich gerade im Urlaub in Marrakesch verbringe (und der Fall handelt zum Teil im Lande Marokko).
Schon viel Zufälle verhelfen Tim beim Krabben Fall und auch wenn natürlich das erste Treffen mit Handdock schon Klassikermaterial ist, hat mir sonst der Comic nicht so gefallen.
Michael Martin
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First appearance of Captain Haddock!
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Herzlich willkommen, Capitaine!

In diesem Band passiert etwas, was Auswirkungen auf alle nachfolgenden Tintin-Geschichten hat: Kapitän Haddock betritt die Bühne! Eine wertvolle Ergänzung für die Tintin-Comics. Milou tritt immer mehr in den Hintergrund als Ansprechpartner für Tintin und wird mehr zum echten Hund (auch wenn er noch ab und an denkt), und die Dialoge entstehen mehr zwischen Haddock und Tintin.

Auch hier, wie in den meisten Tintin-Bänden, wird spaßige, intelligente und spannende Unterh
Ahmed Salem
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اللقاء الاول بالكابتن هادوك
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This time Tintin gets in trouble while walking with Snowy on the street. Snowy stuck his head in a can and Tintin helps him out. Some minutes after Tintin runs in the street with the duet Thomson and Thompson following him, in the search of the garbage for the particular can! We meet first time the captain Haddock and his bad hobbit of drinking a little to much! Tintin go around half the world seeking cans of crab meat that turn out to be a cover for drug sales, opium!
In this novel Captain, Tint
Augusto Bernardi
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
A true Tintin classic and an important volume of the series for this is the first volume where Captain Haddock appears and becomes Tintin's sidekick besides Snowy (as a side note I would like to add that I've noticed that Snowy has much less dialogue and virtually no exchanges of dialogue with Tintin which was just comical in the earlier editions). Captain Haddock was the new character the series I think was needing. He gives a balance to Tintin's personality with his contrasting more brutish wa ...more
Sep 21, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic
My review, as posted in Tintin Books

Unfortunately, due to the circumstances of Nazi-occupied Belgium, constraints forced "The Crab with the Golden Claws" to fall back a bit, after the heights reached by King Ottokar’s Sceptre. (As someone who stayed in Belgium after the start of World War II (at the call of the Belgian King Leopold's call for people to return), Herge was setting himself up for controversy. He never sympathised with Nazis, but "Le Soir" itself was staffed by collaborators and it
Christopher Sinclair
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites, like many this was the first one I read as a boy. The artwork is superb especially in terms of bringing Captain Haddock to life. Would highly recommend this as the first Tintin to give to your child. They will love the pictures and it's got all the staple characters in place.
Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
C'est une des moins intéressantes aventures de Tintin. Je l'ai trouvée un peu ennuyante et l'histoire d'opium caché est redondante car on l'a déjà vue dans deux autres aventures. J'ai bien aimé par exemple l'apparition pour la première fois du Capitaine Haddock qui n'est dans cette BD qu'un ivrogne. C'est le début d'une grande amitié entre lui et Tintin. Le gros problème est que l'histoire est un peu trop vide à mon goût.
Sidharth Vardhan
How come no one ever talks about the large number of coincidences that are always saving Tintin. He finds help when lost in middle of sea, in middle of deserts, bullets just miss him, he just happens to be looking in the right direction to be able to dodge heavy weights supposed to crush him and so on. I mean just want to see him dead once!
Rami Samaha
Nov 27, 2012 rated it liked it
In this book It has suspense about like what is innards happen next what are we gonna do and they even be in a desert where other people help them and give them camels to travel and the weird thing about this book is the tins of the crab because some f them have normal crab but some don't
Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
এটা মাসটার পিস। ছবিগুলো সো ফার বেসট। সমপূরন পাতা জুড়ে চারটা বড় বড় খুব সুনদর ছবি আছে। সটোরিতে কোথাও একটুও লযাগ নাই। আর সিগনেচার গালাগালি সহ কযাপটেন হযাডক তো আছেনই, ওনার পরথম উপসথিতি এই কাঁকড়া রহসযেই। ...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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