This article is about the real world. Hergé
The year of 1939


  • King Ottokar's Sceptre is first published in book form.
  • As a result of the position taken by Hergé in favor of the Chinese people in The Blue Lotus, he is invited to China by the wife of Chiang Kai-Shek, the leader of the Republic of China. However, the imminent start of World War II in Europe prevents the visit.



  • September 28 - Land of Black Gold begins its original publication run in Le Petit Vingtième.