Considered by all as the «pope of the clear line», much of Hergé’s stories flirt outrageously with the Fantastic and with Sciencefiction, fields that, at first sight, are not so «clear». The adventures of «Tintin» are genuine Hitchcock thrillers, liberally sprinkled with the fantastic, and the macabre, «Jo et Zette» are unceasingly exposed to sadistic and mad scientists, while «Quick et Flupke» rub shoulders almost daily with phantoms as well as with the monster of Loch Ness.