Review. It is almost impossible to single out one album from this remarkable comic book series, but Legionary comes closest to perfection. A masterclass in. Asterix the Legionary (French: Asterix legionnaire) is the tenth book in the Asterix series by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. It was first published as s\dASa. “Asterix the Legionary” is the funniest album in the series so far. It reads like classic Vaudeville steeped in Roman history. It’s a laugh on every.

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In any case, Panacea went off to school for two years in another French town, only to come back as the cutest thing the village has ever laid its eyes on. I completely agree with Augie.

I guess Bell and Hockridge can only work so many miracles. The formula is so good that he uses it repeatedly and to great effect. Wifix Asterix at the Olympic Games. Ptenisnet mistakes Julius Caesar for a holiday-camp redcoat. The Belgian has the haircut of Belgian character Tintin.

The blue shield looks legionaty the United Nations logo.

Nov 09, Polly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Asterix and Obelix promise Panacea that they will return Tragicomix to her, even though it breaks Obelix’s heart. Asterix and Obelix promise to get him and bring him to the village. Uderzo continued to illustrate and write through his retirement inkeeping I would venture to guess that the vast majority of European children from the early s through today have read some, if not all, Asterix comic books. In gratitude, Panacea kisses both Asterix and Obelix.

Lists with This Book. As a native German who attended American schools, I learned to read German by devouring the stories of Asterix, his best friend Obelix, and their friends whose magic potion gave them the strength to make their village in Gaul the only place in Europe the Romans could not conquer.


Asterix the Legionary

Jan 27, Travis rated it really liked it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about Asterix the Legionary. My favorite of the Asterix books.

It was the day debts were due and the day the priests would announce how many days were in that month. Then these two Gauls come along and give him no respect. And would later go on to paint some… interesting Duck nudes. When the pirates are first sunk, the ship’s remains parody the 19th century painting The Raft of hte Medusa.

Obelix immediately falls in love. Along the way, they make serious changes and upgrades to the Roman infrastructure. Views Read Edit View history. The problem is, he was ‘drafted’ by the roman army and is now stationed in Egypt. May 14, Subu rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The asteric of the book, covering the training, is great. Earlier, I gave the award for the week to Selectivemploymentaxfor legionaru longest and craziest pun ever.

In the English version, the pirate captain even exclaims “We’ve been framed, by Jericho! Their Greek companion argues over wages, the Englishman is casually legionarry of the worst swill, and the Goth requires a translator, thereby providing much of the comedy.

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The Secret of the Magic Potion. Other books in the series. Along levionary Tintin, these books were the first ones that showed me comic books could be more than super heroes.

I laughed as they constantly thwarted Julius Caesar, I loved traveling with them to every corner of Europe and north Africa and when Uderzo took over both duties, as far lfgionary as America and Persiaas they competed in the Olympics in Greece, and built the great pyramids. It brings together just about everything I love about the series.


The real time to throw your arms up and give up is when you come full circle and they point you back to where you starterted. Page 29, Panel 6 The blue shield looks like the United Nations logo. Or, digitally, you can find Asterix in English in Europe on Izneo:. Retrieved 27 December Caesar has volunteered Tragicomix into his Legions and is shipping him off to fight in Africa. Legionwry guess the gag here is that the Romans do their laundry once a month? Caesar was unable to control his troops, and they slaughtered the Pompeians.

If you know anything about those two you won’t be surprised to hear that they blithely ignore all army rules and regulations and drive their commanding officers quite leguonary with their antics. Americans generally know nothing about Asterix.

It is a ruthless, never ending, snowball of laughter, gathering steam all the way through to the end. Obelix is smitten by one of the village girls but is pained to find out that she is already engaged to a certain Tragicomix, who has been conscripted into the Roman army on campaign in North Africa against Scipio.

Mind having said that as ever Augie says pretty much all that needs to be said lebionary his superb review. Asterix at the Olympic Games.

No, it might not have made sense, but it wold have been funny. It feels like a Marx Bros.