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Seven Crystal Balls: Original newspaper strip ending?

#1 · Posted: 28 Sep 2005 10:45
I was in Belgium at the weekend and picked up a really interesting edition of the original magazine strips of Prisoners of the Sun (in French of course), nicely presented in a slipcase. There are lots of differences from the album version, including extra sequences and a different starting point, towards the end of what is now The Seven Crystal Balls, with Tintin visiting Haddock who is still ruminating Calculus' kidnapping. I have a few questions I was hoping someone here might be able to answer:

1. How did Seven Crystal Balls originally end?
2. Are there any more editions like this, and are there more cut-sequences from other Tintin books?
3. Are there any plans to bring out an English translation?
#2 · Posted: 28 Sep 2005 12:20
If I remember rightly, he bumped into General Alcazar while readng a newspaper. After receiving his tip-off he went to Peru. The visit to Marlinspike was added later.

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