The Seven Crystal Balls (The Adventures of Tintin)

One of the most iconic characters in children's literature

Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most recognisable characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures.

The world's most famous travelling reporter is faced with an ancient Inca curse, which is causing its victims to fall into a life-threatening coma. The tomb of Rascar Capac has been unearthed!

But one by one, the finders fall into a terrifying coma. Can this be the curse of the Inca gods? Tintin must somehow fathom out the meaning behind his only clue: the shattered crystal ball lying beside each of the victims ...

Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011.

The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 90 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then more than 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.

Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed over 20 titles in The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time.

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Author Herge
ISBN 9781405206242
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Weight (kg) 0.5

The Seven Crystal Balls was largely inspired by the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt. In the years that followed, most members of Carter’s team died mysteriously. Newspapers picked up the story and embellished it. The public’s imagination did the rest: the idea of a divine curse grew — a curse provoked by the desecration of royal tombs from the highest ranks of the Egyptian pantheon. Hergé almost certainly drew inspiration from the rumors about the eerie revenge — the pharaoh’s curse!


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