The Tintin Collection: The Adventure of Tintin
Adventures of Tintin have been lauded by both serious readers of books and lovers of comic books. The adventures are full of good story plots that are often based on political turmoil in smaller countries, or those far away from a staid Belgium. Tintin often finds himself in serious trouble in the line of duty as a boy reporter for a newspaper. He has his faithful dog Snowy to help him on his adventures. Much later, he is joined by Captain Haddock, a hard drinking, curse spewing Captain. After they discover a treasure that belonged to Captain Haddock, they live in Marlinspike Hall, where criminals often come calling, trying to create trouble.
Professor Calculus, an absent minded genius also falls in with them, sometimes creating more trouble and sometimes helping them. Bianca Castafiore is a recurring character. She is an Opera singer and is often used as comic relief.