An A-Z of The Rants, Rambles and Rages of Captain Haddock: Celebrating 80 years of Hergé’s beloved comic character

By Albert Algoud


Clumsy, accident-prone, frequently intoxicated and almost always enraged, the Captain is perhaps best known for his colourful exclamations. ‘Blistering barnacles’ and ‘thundering typhoons’ have passed effortlessly from the pages of Hergés comics into the public consciousness.

This brand-new book explores in joyful detail the Captain’s legendary tirades – and is the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, this extraordinary character and his unforgettable adventures.

Blistering Barnacles