The Calculus Affair (French: L'Affaire Tournesol) is the eighteenth of The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums written and illustrated by Belgian artist Hergé, featuring young reporter Tintin as the hero. Professor Calculus has invented a machine capable of destroying objects with sound waves, which gets the attention of the Bordurian secret services, and it is up to Tintin and Captain Haddock to help him.
Some, such as Benoit Peeters in his book Tintin and the World of Hergé, have labelled this as the greatest and most "detective-like" of the whole series. The story is set in the 1950s, several months after Tintin and his friends have returned from the Moon.
Famous quotes containing the word calculus:
“I try to make a rough music, a dance of the mind, a calculus of the emotions, a driving beat of praise out of the pain and mystery that surround me and become me. My poems are meant to make your mind get up and shout.”
—Judith Johnson Sherwin (b. 1936)