Captain Haddock

1960s: Days of Rage


Captain Archibald Haddock … is a fictional character in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. He is one of Tintin’s best friends, a seafaring pipe-smoking Merchant MarineCaptain. Haddock is initially depicted as a weak and alcoholic character under the control of his treacherous first mate Allan, who keeps him drunk and runs his freighter. He regains his command and his dignity, even rising to president of the Society of Sober Sailors (The Shooting Star), but never gives up his love for rum and whisky, especially Loch Lomond, until the final Tintin adventure, Tintin and the Picaros, when Professor Calculus ‘cures’ him of his taste for alcohol. In the adventure Secret of the Unicorn (and continuing in Red Rackham’s Treasure) he and Tintin travel to find a pirate’s treasure captured by his ancestor, Sir…

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