Tintin in Red Rackham's Treasure : Tintin in Red Rackham's Treasure
Publication Date: 18 July 2003
Red Rackham's Treasure (French: Le Tresor de Rackham le Rouge) is the twelfth of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums written and illustrated by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, featuring young reporter Tintin as a hero. It is a continuation of The Secret of the Unicorn, and is one of very few Tintin books to directly carry on the story of the preceding title. It is notable for the first appearance of the eccentric and deaf but ingenious Professor Cuthbert Calculus. According to Michael Farr's Tintin: The Complete Companion, it is also the best-selling book in the Tintin series.
In The Secret of the Unicorn, Tintin and Captain Haddock discovered the location of the Unicorn, a pirate ship which was blown up in the West Indies by Captain Haddock's ancestor Sir Francis Haddock in 1676. After destroying the vessel, Sir Francis fled to a nearby island. Tintin and Captain Haddock believe that the pirate's treasure is in the remains of the sunken Unicorn.
Tintin and the Captain hire the Sirius, a boat under Haddock's command, to search for the said treasure. As the crew prepare for the search, their plans are discovered and publicized by the press,
About The Author Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 - 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Herge, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.
His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics, particularly in Europe. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2003.