Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tintin and the Lake of Sharks

This is not writen by Hergé. This is based on a animated film on Tintin which was later made into a comic book. This starts with a pearl being stolen from a museum and is replaced by a forged one. Meanwhile Tintin, Captain Haddock, The detectives, Thomson and Thompson go to an estate in Syvadia where Cuthbert is Calculas is doing some research work of duplication various objects.

Unknowingly, they end up discovering a large criminal gang in a base on the bottom of the lake ruled by Tintin's old enemy, Rastapopoulos, who goes under the name of King Shark. Tintin befriends two local children who are held captive in the submerged base and escape in an underwater tank. Rastapopoulos tries to steal that duplicating machine to use in an art forgery racket. He tries to drown Tintin along with the children, but Tintin escapes with the help of Captain Haddock. Rastapopoulos is finally apprehended by Tintin and Haddock.

This is not a patch on the original ones. For one thind, the drwaings are not as sharp. The story kind of disappoints. However, we meet all the interesting characters created by Herge. Including Bianca Castiofore.