Tintin et les Picaros eBook ê Tintin et PDF/EPUB ²

Tintin et les Picaros eBook ê Tintin et PDF/EPUB ²

Tintin et les Picaros [Epub] ➚ Tintin et les Picaros ➟ Hergé – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Tintin hears in the news that Bianca Castafiore her maid pianist and Thomson and Thompson have been imprisoned in San Theodoros for allegedly attempting to overthrow the military dictatorship of Gener Tintin hears in the news that Bianca Castafiore her maid pianist and Thomson and Thompson have been imprisoned in San Theodoros for allegedly attempting to overthrow the military dictatorship of General Tapioca who has yet again deposed Tintin's old friend General Alcazar Tintin Calculus Tintin et PDF/EPUB ² and Haddock soon become embroiled in the accusations and travelling to San Theodoros to clear their names find themselves caught in a trap laid by their old enemy Colonel Sponsz who has been sent by the East Bloc nation of Borduria to assist Tapioca Sponsz has concocted the conspiracy of which Tintin and his friends are accused in a plot to wreak revenge upon them for humiliating him in The Calculus Affair Escaping Tintin Haddock and Calculus join Alcazar and his small band of guerrillas the Picaros in the jungle near an Arumbaya Indian villageMeanwhile in a show trial orchestrated by Sponsz Castafiore is sentenced to life imprisonment and the Thompsons are ordered to be executed by firing suad Tintin enlists Alcazar's help in freeing his friends but upon arrival at his jungle headuarters finds that Alcazar's men have become demoralised drunkards since Tapioca started dropping copious uantities of alcohol near their camp Additionally Alcazar is continually henpecked by his shrewish wife Peggy who nags him constantly about his failure to achieve a successful revolution Fortunately Calculus has invented a pill which will make alcohol unpalatable to anyone who ingests it which he proves to have tested on Haddock much to the latter's ire Tintin offers to use the pill to cure the Picaros of their alcoholism if Alcazar agrees to make the overthrow of Tapioca bloodless Alcazar reluctantly agrees and as his men are cured Jolyon Wagg arrives with his musical troupe the Jolly Follies who intend to perform at the upcoming carnival in San Theodoros Alcazar — with a little advice from Tintin — launches an assault on Tapioca's palace during the carnival by 'borrowing' the troupe's costumes and sneaking his men into the capital He topples Tapioca but on Tintin's urging does not execute him as is tradition; Tapioca is instead forced to publicly surrender his powers to Alcazar and is exiled while Sponsz is sent back to BorduriaMeanwhile Thomson and Thompson are due to be shot on the same day as the carnival although as naive as ever in their observations the detectives show courage by refusing to be blindfolded Tintin and Haddock reach the state prison in time to prevent the executions from taking place Castafiore her maid and her pianist are also released and Alcazar can finally give his wife the palace he has promised With everything back in order or not Tintin and his friends leave As they fly home Tintin and Haddock express gratitude about being able to go home showing a weary attitude towards travel than in earlier booksThe second to last panel shows a final skeptical political message as under Tapioca the city slums are filled with wretched starving people and patrolled by indifferent police Nothing is different except that a Viva Tapioca sign has been changed to read Viva Alcazar demonstrating Hergé's view that even if regimes change conditions do not improve.

10 thoughts on “Tintin et les Picaros

  1. Sammy Sammy says:

    My review from Tintin Books As Napoleon said 'Think of it soldiers Forty centuries look down upon you' Captain Haddock to CalculusI hadn't read Tintin and the Picaros since I was a kid so it's arguably the completed album I know least Returning to it I found much to love After the creative misstep that was Flight 714 Herge was very much back on trackOf all the albums in the Tintin ouevre Picaros is less clearly aimed at children Even the formula defying The Castafiore Emerald features a great deal of slapstick and mistaken identities There is a mature autumnal feel from the first two frames as Tintin arrives at Marlinspike in different clothes on his motorbike amidst the barren tilled fields dark skies dead trees and the constant presence of ravens And there are SO many words The early pages during which Haddock and Tintin ponder their connection to the coup in San Theodoros and whether to travel there to clear their names is filled with frame after frame of news bulletin and lengthy debate It's wonderful to see the two personalities going head to head and for each to make a decision that truly reflects them While Tintin's ultimate desire to join his friends is in character it feels a bit abrupt it must be saidThe seuence where Haddock and Calculus travel to San Theodoros must be the longest without Tintin in the canon and allows them to shine Here Calculus is decidedly subdued and Haddock seems to have lost his taste for alcohol Incidentally it's nice that many characters including Nestor drink which evens out Tintin's own teetotalism Herge is clearly enjoying himself the crowd scenes are still lively and he decorates the jungle landscape much than other recent works it wouldn't be Tintin without a few encounters with the native wildlife although oddly a lot of time is again spent in confined uarters Perhaps still echoing his growing interest in comedies of manners?There are many small things to enjoy the comedy of Tintin and Calculus failing to eat the spicy food of the Arumbayas themselves making a pleasant return after being the focus of The Broken Ear and General Alcazar has never been lively than he is here It's in the final third of the work that Herge steps things up a level At first he makes a point of how alcoholism has destroyed some native tribes and continues to redress his characters with Tintin comically forcing the stoic Alcazar to refrain from killing anyone if he wishes for help with his coup And then we meet Alcazar's wife Peggy a brash redhead in curlers who naturally only Calculus finds attractive shades of La Castafiore Suddenly the general is washing dishes in his wife's pink apron and finding himself henpecked morning and night Over the last 15 pages Herge begins to deconstruct his own world Picaros is a very personal story with Tintin forced to step into the local politics to save his own friends The alcohol mystery is only solved right near the end when in a neat bow it becomes integral to the climax and Herge delights with some of the later frames the fire lit silhouette of the Picaros' last party; the Viva Tapioca party with wanted posters of the Thompsons in the edge of the frame There's something neat and perfect in the plotting too Although not much happens it takes a full third just to get Tintin to San Theodoros and another third of chases the climax genuinely feels climactic There's a haunting sense in the last few pages as the Thompsons face death with a moving stoicism while Alcazar cannot get through to the executioner it's a scene that has played out in countless movies only here the soldier first deliberately dials the wrong number and then gets a voice saying The number you have dialled does not exist The delightful climax in which Tintin travels in an inflatable parade balloon to save his friends is breathtaking And the penultimate page ends with an hysterical frame Castafiore preparing to sing and everyone she knows looking terrified We don't even need to hear her sing any and don't here except on television the set up is now as perfect as the joke itselfI feel like I've said a lot and yet not much Well in short this is never going to be the most remembered Tintin album So much relies on previous events and as biographer Michael Farr would argue the involvement of Herge's studio assistants means that the frames sometimes lose just a little something Dialogue scenes particularly seem a little less artistically dense than they once were But truthfully there's very little to criticise all the supporting cast play roles here but none overtake the picture Tintin has developed considerably as a character with his bike his yoga and his peace symbol The politics are clever the guest cast amusing and the logic taut Of course it wouldn't be a review without commenting on how things end Jolyon Wagg has shown up amidst a tour bus headed for the festivities and Herge has a lot of fun showing these clueless tourists interacting with genuine people but treating them as if they are some kind of cultural exhibit perhaps reflecting a little on how readers of Tintin could portray themselves as post racial while accepting stereotypes and half truths without uestion? On the final page though things reach their most terrifying As Tintin and friends jet off back to the safety of Belgium they've re instated Alcazar as General of San Theodoros In reality he's already being henpecked by Peggy while in the album's penultimate frame Alcazar's grim faced soldiers patrol a garbage strewn slum A happy ending indeed

  2. Dan Dan says:

    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 of his time Exploring the moon Industrialization South American political conflict modern slave trade extraterrestrial life and he made certain every detail for every object would be realistic after the third book at least Herge's work can certainly be cited as an influence for any modern day graphic novel or comic book

  3. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    South American Revolutions27 February 2012 This is the last of the completed Tintin books and in a way does finally tie everything up Granted nobody ever lives happily ever after but I do feel that it does round off and complete what I consider to be a ground breaking series of books that are incredibly funny and very entertaining This album seems to follow on after the Castafiore Emerald as there are a few connections with the events in the previous album however it appears that Flight 714 occurred between the two albums Now while this is possible as Bianca Castafiore is on a tour of Latin America that she began at the end of the Castafiore Emerald I feel that the events of Flight 714 should probably come afterwards As mentioned Bianca Castafiore with her entourage are traveling through Latin America and arrive at the fictional country of San Theodoros the same country from The Broken Ear and she and her entourage which includes Thompson and Thomson are arrested immediately after the concert on the grounds of participating in a conspiracy to overthrow the leader General Tapioca What drags Tintin and his friends into the fray other than the fact that their friends are in danger is that General Tapioca is aware that prior to her tour she had stayed with Captain Haddock and Tintin at Marlinspike and that it was while they were there that the conspiracy was hatched This is a very clever plot device Herge uses which creates continuity in the albums However the story of Alcazar and San Theodoros has been sitting in the background since The Broken Ear and it is only resolved here at the end Herge does deal with alcoholism particularly among native populations in this album We once again meet the Arumbaya and the white anthropologist who has decided to live with them However as a way to keep the native populations and the rebels suppressed General Tapioca has been parachuting crates of alcohol into the jungles This is important and shows how skillful a storyteller Herge is because right from the beginning Captain Haddock has suddenly lost his taste for alcohol In fact it is very amusing watching the Captain swear that he is being fed poison while everybody else is amazed at how wonderful the whiskey is I won't mention what is going on because it will destroy a very subtle plot device This story is much greyer than many of the others because we have Tintin being involved in an attempted coup however true to his character he refuses to allow anybody to be killed despite tradition being that after every revolution the previous ruler and his inner circle are supposed to be killed This is not always the case though since many go into self imposed exile We are see the dichotomy of the South American countries as they fly into Tapiocapolis they fly over a modern central business district and then over the slums being patrolled by disinterested police However the catch is that after all has been said and done when they are leaving the fly back over the same slums however the only difference is that the sign instead of saying 'Viva Tapioca' it says 'Viva Alcazar' Sometimes I wonder why Alcazar is really Tintin's friend He is not really the type of person that Tintin would really throw his lot in with In the Broken Ear he was made Aide de Camp however this was to enable him to complete his mission in locating the stolen fetish Other times Alcazar seems to be interested in other things and in particular in the Red Sea Sharks is involved in shady business dealings with Dawson one of Herge's villains It is clear in this album though that Tintin has not come over to San Theodoros to put his friend back in power but rather to rescue friends who have been locked up on bogus charges Unfortunately what is reuired is a change of government so true to Tintin he looks for a plan that will succeed with little and preferably no bloodshed

  4. Katya Reimann Katya Reimann says:

    Part of the interest in reading Tintin is thinking about how Hergé's attitudes changed over time His rejection of some of his earlier portrayals he is on record as categorizing Tintin in America as an error of his youth allow a reader to see this series as a product of a specific time and place a product created by a writer who became politically sophisticated as he gained in years and wisdomre Reading this episode directly after revisiting The Broken Ear is a case in point Hergé did not stop skewering the political culture of South America but between 1937 Broken Ear and 1976 Picaros there had been great changes politically in the world and the later work acknowledges them Picaros is set in a far subtler nuanced world though as in the earlier book Hergé holds to the view that leadership in the imagined South American country of San Theodoros has little to no impact on the general populace note the unchanged lot of those living on garbage heaps near the airport as Tintin Haddock et al fly in and out of the countryThis said the verve of adventure the delight in clever twists the pleasure of watching familiar characters interact and the humor are all there My greatest pleasure in all the Tintins is that they are a delight to reread This one counts if not as my favorite Tintin as one of the most tightly written and best funThe Jolly Follies are a brilliant touch

  5. Sam Julian Sam Julian says:

    Pretty fun though dismissive of serious topics as Tintin is wont to do The plot wraps up so cleanly it's borderline insulting but hidden in the flippancy is some cynical and incisive commentary In the world of Hergé it's as if Tintin's goodness is so contagious that he makes the world better by his presence He grabs a warlord by the ear and tells them to behave themselves and despite protest they do Thus Tintin can blamelessly aid a rebellious faction in an armed coup No discussion of the differences between reigning power and rebel is considered or addressed Tintin's reason for aiding Alcazar's cause is explicitly to rescue his friends from excecution and that is arguably satirical commentary in itself The second to last panel of the book shown above is actually uite chilling considered in detail As Tintin and company fly away back to the safety of white Europe a billboard has already been erected to promote the propaganda of their 'friend' General Alcazar In the forground the Picaros are seen patrolling indistinguishable from the troops we saw earlier Their swinging batons are a sobering reminder that Alcazar only promised to withhold violence and reprisals while Tintin was in the country One warlord has been exchanged for another; the elite detective and his caucasian entourage care only in as much as it affects their reputation and self image

  6. Jazzy Lemon Jazzy Lemon says:

    Hail hail the gang's all here in this rollicking episode of intrigue and revolution

  7. Michael Michael says:

    The final Tintin story not counting the incomplete Alph Art goes out on something of a anti climax It's not a bad story in the Tintin canon though not one of the best either but somehow I wanted something from it That said I suppose the lack of a crescendo means that Tintin still lives in the mind unchanging and ready for new adventures that I'll never see Hmmm that thought is actually uite comfortingThe most striking and thought provoking panel in the book I think this might be a spoiler if you haven't read it yet is the penultimate one Following Alcazar's bloodless coup Hergé leaves us with the image of Tintin's plane whisking him back to European comfort whilst below two armed military police officers swagger past a shanty town Over the rubbish heap bordering the slums two emaciated faces stare hopelessly out next to a sign reading Viva Alcazar Has Tintin's involvement in South American revolutionary politics really made any difference to the people of San Theodoros? It appears notI've enjoyed reading the Tintin books though I'm not entirely sure why the adoration of the stories has arisen Maybe I came to them too late in life and would have found them compelling as a child Now that I've completed them in order I can go back and dip in where I will and see how they stand up to re reading

  8. Kevin Quinley Kevin Quinley says:

    plot details for this review are borrowed from Wikipedia in the interest of full disclosure I read this as a child but possess a lucid while not photographic recollection of the storyFitting end to the Tintin saga as the gang delves into a thorny political struggle in Latin America emerging unscathed but finding no easy resolution Here the young reader is challenged to consider whether Tintin really embodies the hero saving his friends while massive corruption ensues Herge superbly interweaves difficult topics like alcoholism seen through Haddock's sobriety and Alcazar's men and unsettling political unrest while vividly capturing the local spirit seen through the climatic festival While unfortunate I must capture the relevant passage from Wikipedia as it is crucial The second to last panel shows a final political message as under Tapioca the city slums are filled with wretched starving people and patrolled by indifferent police; the writer taking the view that even if regimes change everything else stays the same even though Alcazar had promised improvements in the standards of living in his takeover speech

  9. Norhan Omar Norhan Omar says:

    The whole series of Tintin is very entertaining thrilling and full of adventures with engaging stories and funny characters My favorite is Captain Hadock

  10. Biondatina Biondatina says:

    Tintin and Captain Haddock read in the news that Bianca Castafiore and the detectives Thomson and Thompson have been accused for treason and imprisoned in San Theodoros by Dictator Tapioca Our friends travel to the island to save their friends but Tapioca has plans A trap to get them killed

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