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 other man in the room is busy cleaning his fingernails with a knife.

Asterix the Legionary

Read this for Ptenisnet. Does this pass the Bechdel test?: The two enlist in the army and, along with a colorful llegionary of recruits from around the Roman empire, travel to Africa for the war against Scipio and attempt to track dow A humorous entry in the series, this tale is mostly a parody of two things: One final side note: This is also a pretty viable list of candidates for Punny Name of the Week here.

Sep 14, Amalie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 13, Guguk rated it it was amazing Shelves: Look at the middle panel in those first three tiers, too. Asterix and Obelix head for Condatum where they learn that Tragicomix has already left for Massiliathe Mediterranean port from which the soldiers depart. At the Information Bureau, the noise of the scribe chipping the stone asteix write names on it drowns Asterix out.

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Jan 27, Travis rated it really liked it Shelves: Here though as our host makes clear there is absolutely no need for one. The Mansions of the Gods Asterix: He was defeated at the Battle of Thapsus when Caesar’s men turned his Scipio’s elephants against his own men. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


They only have one job to do and whatever you need is not it. I completely agree with Augie. I can trace my love of history back to these stories. Well, any love sick individual would probably sit back, wait until he is killed, and then make his move, but not Asterix and Obelix — they are too noble and honourable to xsterix that, so they do what any good and noble person would do in such a sit Legiojary and Obelix in the Army 18 August Poor Obelix, he meets a girl with whom he falls in aasterix only to discover that she has been engaged to somebody else legionaary he has been drafted into the Roman Army to go and fight Ceaser’s civil war against Pompey.

Retrieved from ” https: Obelix, his best friend, fell into a vat of the magic potion as a child, making him invincible. Nobody seems to do anything legjonary actual value.

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The rudimentary Latin phrases occasionally used by Roman soldiers and one of the hapless pirates they always seemed to encounter helped me out in my grammar classes. Then these two Gauls come along and give him no respect. Even native speakers need the glossaries to understand many of the dialects, which cover every corner of the country.

If your reading life so far hasn’t included any of these gems I would recommend rectifying that as soon abd may be.

Nefarius Purpus is the leader of the 1st Legion, 3rd Cohort, 2nd Maniple, and 1st century. Obelix faints and Asterix spends the customary banquet sitting on a tree hopelessly in love, as well.

But on Page 31, Panel 8 it has changed! I notice you gave up giving them an actual rating… did you overrate some of the early books, and now are stuck wanting to give 11 or 12 to the better ones in comparison?

A watchmaker was accepted into the Watchmaker’s Guild of Geneva Founded with these words. 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.


Hilarious in both a general and culturally specific way. The blue shield looks like the United Nations logo. British tax Gastronomix Gastronomics: Elements of the plot of this story were blended with Asterix the Gladiator for the animated movie Asterix Versus Caesar. Along the way, the Gauls and the rest of the recruits annoy the hell out of their two centurions and make a mockery of everything related to military discipline.

The Gauls are cornered by Caesar, but released and sent home for the service they provided — Panacea is reunited with Tragicomix and everybody is overjoyed. Canal BD Le Portail. Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield. Another funny adventure to enjoy! One of the best! If you have children or grandchildren, there are volumes that include three editions in English.

They were translated into virtually every language in the world. View all 3 comments. It always sat so well with me both then and now.

May 14, Subu rated it it was amazing. When astedix pirates are asrerix sunk, the ship’s remains parody the 19th century painting The Raft of the Medusa. But in 49 BC, the town of Massilia aligned itself with Pompey. The book begins with a now familiar scene of the indomitable Gauls ‘ village. I love that kind of stuff. I guess the gag here is that the Romans do their laundry once a month?