"Being Part one of a two-part episode, ‘Unicorn’ feels incomplete, but it benefits from darker material than its predecessor, and the mystery is involving enough to make Part 2 ('Red Racckham's Treasure') seem all the more appealing."
"What is it about?: Set during a largely realistic 20th century, the hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in French). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash, cynical and grumpy Captain Haddock, the highly intelligent but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Du"
"Tintin finds a model of the ship 'Unicorn' in a flea market and buys it for his friend Captain Haddock. That sets of a chain of events involving the tragic story of the real Unicorn, which was captained by one of Haddock's ancestors, Sir Francis Haddock. The scene where Haddock relates the story of Sir Francis could possibly be the funniest sequence in a Tintin book.
Tintin sets about unraveling the secret that is held by the model ships and tangles with some dangerous people who are also on th"
A series written in the first half of the 20th century centering around a boy and his dog. As such, some characters are subjects are a bit problematic due to prejudices at that time, but still an excellent story overall, and an interesting group of characters, once you get past those issues."