February 7, 2019


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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The Atlas Archives edition does an excellent job highlighting the various contexts that shaped and illuminated the creation of the book, with nice reproductions of documents photos accompanied with informative commentary. Elements of the plot of this story were blended with Asterix llegionary Gladiator for the animated movie Asterix Versus Caesar. Which is a foolish mark as I had a 9.

The first 24 editions are, in my opinion, the best comics ever written. Page 20, Panel 9 The British have a reputation for some of the world’s worst cuisine. Get some as Christmas or birthday gifts.

Has is also a better editor, script-writer, and critic for these kinds of things. No, it might not have made sense, but it wold have been funny. Nov 21, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Settled originally by the Greeksit became an ally of Rome and a major shipping port, with its convenient and valuable waterfront property along the Mediterranean Sea.

Page 30, Panel 1 “Never on Sunday! These French comics were written by Rene Goscinny, who died inand illustrated by Albert Uderzo. Adam pour la Sorbonne. In Germany, a separate industry of Asterix volumes has developed that are also incredible fun.

All of the humour and the puns haven’t lost any of their charm even 20 years or so after last reading them, in fact I think I picked up a few more references that sailed over my head last time. They then decide to enlist in the Roman army and end up training with Allegoric, a Goth ; Selectivemploymentax, a Briton ; Gastronomix, a Belgian ; Neveratalos, a Greek ; and Ptenisnet, an Egyptian tourist who spends the entire book believing himself to be in a holiday camp.

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Along with their silly group of friends and all their issues, Purpus is on the brink of a mental breakdown. Anyway, that there is a bit of linguistic trivia for those who have nothing better to obsess about. They also sometimes prod me to take nostalgic walks down memory lane, visiting astetix friends. Here though as our host makes clear there is absolutely levionary need for one.

Aug 18, David Sarkies rated it really liked it Shelves: Ptenisnet’s hieroglyphics are hotel and restaurant rating symbols from the “Guides Michelin,” a popular series of French travel guides. My very first Asterix book is one of my favorites. However, astsrix to their actions Caesar and Scipio each believes that the other is attacking and they both prepare for battle. Ptenisnet mistakes Julius Caesar for a holiday-camp redcoat. Its also in perfect balance with the glorious humour, that runs rich and absolute throughout.

Asterix The Official Website. I can trace my love of history back to these stories. Paperback48 ajd. The two enlist in the army and, along with a colorful collection of recruits from around the Roman empire, travel to Africa for the war against Scipio and attempt to track down Tragicomix.

Archived from the original on Possibly the funniest of all the Asterix books–the cross-cultural stuff is very, very amusing, and the names alone are enough to make me applaud. If you have children or grandchildren, there are volumes that include three editions in English. This was one of those sorts – the incredibly clever Asterix and Obelix series so wonderfully translated into English.

D Ptenisnet forever complains about the accommodation and asking to see the menu. The formula is so good tne he uses it repeatedly and to great effect.

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Only my deep antimilitaristic inclinations prevented me from appreciating it for a great many years. Our brave hero’s actually join the Roman army! Asterix going to a new office is a repeated gag. Gastronomix the Belgian volunteer shares a barber with Tintin.

Asterix the Legionary

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This cycle is relatively legionwry — only a page. As the series progresses this becomes all the more relevent. Its a real shame as in all other ways this looks just beautiful but that colour really is jarring. Retrieved from ” https: In this, one of the best of a very good thee of books, Asterix and Obelix join the Roman Legion and head off to Africa on a search and rescue mission.

But the Gauls and their fellow recruits have a smashing trip abroad. One of the best! Jan 27, Tne rated it really liked it Shelves: Not one of my favourites, but still good. View all 3 comments.

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Due to the good-natured interplay of the medley band of recruits whose multiple language barriers conspire to break the morale of every Roman authority figure they encounter. Due to the good-natured interplay of the medley band of recruits whose multiple language barri Recruiting new members for Caesar’s army!

After completing training which is rather relaxing for the conscripts while very stressful for the Centurionsthe newly formed unit sets off as reinforcements to Caesar who is fighting a losing campaign against a rival Roman faction headed by Caecilius Metellus Scipio in alliance with Afranius and King Juba I of Numidia. Retrieved 27 December Probably many times over. No trivia or quizzes yet.