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 bulk of the book, covering the training, is great. He gets into a scene, tells a joke, tells another joke, and then closes on a joke that completes legiojary circle from the beginning of the scene. The other rather amusing aspect was how they had Obelix burst into tears when he discovered that the love of his life or the latest one was engaged to be married, and then from that point on whenever somebody burst into tears it had to be because their heart had been broken.

The English edition oegionary this corrected to “Thapsus”.

Asterix and Obelix thereafter celebrate at home, while Panacea and Tragicomix return to Condatum to marry. I particularly like the clueless Egyptian who speaks in hieroglyphs, and the repeated recitation of the unit designation.

I can trace my love of history back to these stories. It brings together just about everything I love about the series.

Gastronomix the Belgian volunteer shares a barber with Tintin. Asterix and Obelix are setting off for a wild boar hunt when they encounter Panaceaa former childhood resident of the village who has since moved to Condatumand Obelix elgionary falls in love with her.


A humorous entry in the series, this tale is mostly a parody of two things: 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.

As you an lefionary, that sends Asterix off fuming at the end of tier 3, where he kicks open the door, red-faced and ready for a brawl. View all 3 comments. But in 49 BC, the town of Massilia aligned itself with Pompey. Getting the bodies used to as little food as possible while tue them is not an overnight thing.

Asterix the Legionary

Elements of the plot of this story were blended with Asterix the Gladiator for the animated movie Asterix Versus Caesar. Oh one thing just to temper all this I have the Orion edition but the reproduction is pretty bad. 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 away as America and Persiaas they competed in the Olympics in Greece, and built the great pyramids.

Along the way, they make serious changes and upgrades to the Roman infrastructure. legiohary

This sends him back to the Leginary Bureau in tier four. Page 17, Panel 9 Note how the translator translates the Centurion’s swear words into Gothic.

Could also be Q. Get some as Christmas or birthday gifts. Not only are these anv books in their original French, but they are possibly the most brilliant translations ever done!


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He was defeated at the Battle of Thapsus when Caesar’s men turned his Scipio’s elephants against his own men. Nov 14, Floyd Pepper rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another funny adventure to enjoy!

For the girl he secretly has a crush on, Obelix volunteers himself and Asterix to find her missing fiance. Retrieved from ” https: In the previous NBM translation, the kid just went by Gil. But on Page 31, Panel 8 it has changed! Throughout the story the Egyptian makes comments in hieroglyphics about hairy body parts — this is based on child’s te in France that involves repeating back a rhyme of whatever was last said in the form of ” old hairy body part.

This is Bugs Bunny playing with Elmer Fudd by misdirecting him, redirecting him, confusing him, and finally driving him so mad that he runs off. There are lots of callbacks and running gags shows of politeness and love, for two examples sprinkled throughout the book.

They of course prove more than the Roman army can handle and cause chaos and confusion every step of the way.