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The Calculus Affair by Hergé

The classic graphic novel. Tintin and Captain Haddock peek in Professor Calculus' laboratory to find a sonic device and a very mysterious-and violent!-stranger. Realizing that Calculus' life is in danger, Tintin and the Captain rush to warn him before it's too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316358477
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/30/1976
Series: Adventures of Tintin: Original Classic Series
Pages: 62
Sales rank: 233,985
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Hergé, one of the most famous Belgians in the world, was a comics writer and artist. The internationally successful Adventures of Tintin are his most well-known and beloved works. They have been translated into 38 different languages and have inspired such legends as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He wrote and illustrated for The Adventures of Tintin until his death in 1983.

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Calculus Affair 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best efforts by the greatest comic genius of all times. I've read every title by Herge and this certanily claims to be among his top three, second only to Prisoners of The Sun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Calculus Affair deserves to rank as one of the best Tintins, and it certainly has some of the canon's best moments. Along the way readers encounter Jolyon Wagg, possibly the world's most persistent (and aggravating) insurance salesman, slimy womaniser Colonel Sponsz, a plunge in the duckpond, various ostrogoths in trenchcoats and breaking glass. Hanging out with the Captain seems to have done Tintin no end of good-here he is much more 'human' than the priss of previous adventures. And even if you don't read the rest of the story, you have to read the Opera House section, which is class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At Marlinspike, glass is breaking all over the house - mirrors, cups, windows, vases - and only Calculus doesn't seem to notice. After he leaves for a conference in Geneva, Tintin and the Captain notice that all the destruction stopped as soon as Calculus was gone, and they look in his laboratory where they find a strange device and crates full of broken glass. They also find a Bordurian gangster. So they go to Geneva, certain that the Professor is being trailed, that someone is after his invention, and that he is in danger. Unfortunately they never catch up, but all the time pick up more evidence that the Bordurians and Syldavians are both trying to get hold of some plans belonging to Calculus - the plans for a machine which could be used for mass destruction with some further developments. In Borduria, Tintin and Haddock manage to get Calculus out of Bordurian hands by masquerading as the required Red Cross agents, providing as evidence the necessary papers that they got out of Colonel Sponz's pocket the night before. Calculus goes with them, thrilled to be on the way home, but horrified that his umbrella is missing: the plans for his machine are rolled up the handle! Upon their return to the hotel in Geneva, Snowy finds the Prof.'s umbrella, but the plans are not inside! Calculus is dreadfully anxious all the way home... and then finds the plans exactly where he left them the day he left. He very responsibly destroys them so as to prevent any serious and inhuman damage happening. This is not the most humourous episode, but the story is definitely born of a genius and finely executed as well. Recommended most highly as are all the Tintin stories - :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tintin is not only for kids, but also an entertainment for adults. You'll love Tintin.