"Though chronologically out of line with the comics, the first Tintin episode on film is funny, mysterious, solidly scripted for a Tintin episode, and always engaging, setting the benchmark for a wonderful series."
"Tintin is on the trail of another drug trafficking ring, this time in Morocco, which was still a colony when this book was written. While the story isn't the greatest in the series, the art work is fantastic. We get a number of stunning full page panels throughout the book.
We encounter Captain Haddock for the first time, an alcoholic ship captain who is being manipulated by his first mate. He's much more a hindrance to Tintin than a help (if at all). He manages to get drunk and light their boa"