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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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Review by Frank Plowright One of the very best Asterix albums begins with Obelix hopelessly in love with the glamorous Panacea.

He ended up dedicating most of his time to ridiculous-looking Gauls but he was classically trained and his anatomy is flawless. Other books in the series. Apr 01, Suzannah rated it really liked it Shelves: The meat of the story focusses on the multi-national group of volunteers Asterix and Obelix are assigned legionaary.

Asterix and Obelix soon find out that Tragicomix has gone missing in action after a skirmish, and raid Scipio’s camp to recover him. The man bent over in the middle of this panel is Nefarius Purpuswhose French and most other languages name is Hotelterminus. Page 20, Panel 9 The British have a reputation for some of the world’s worst cuisine.

Still, I did do one a couple years ago…. This also reminds me: Then these two Gauls come along and give him no respect.

The more they try to restore order to legionarry ragtag group of misfit recruits, the deeper they get into their own frustrations. The book begins with a now familiar scene of the indomitable Gauls ‘ village. Contents [ show legiohary. As you an see, that sends Asterix off fuming at the end of tier 3, where he kicks open the door, red-faced and ready for a brawl. Ptenisnet mistakes Julius Caesar for a holiday-camp redcoat.

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Nov 09, Polly rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 3 comments. Some legionarry from the village. Who’d have expected to see Asterix in a legionary’s uniform?

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How the army should be run! The Romans are confounded, and Asterix and Obelix pound this home again and again. This is one of the funniest of all the series. Quick and funny, and it had some of my favourite jokes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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. 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?

Asterix the Legionary

Stack Exchange French Language. On Goodreadsit had a score of 4. 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. The English translation sort of ruins most of the word puns, taking them from clever to downright silly. Mar 18, Wise Fool rated it really liked it.

Obelix, his best friend, fell into a vat of the magic potion as a child, making him invincible. 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.

Asterix and the Normans. Only my deep antimilitaristic inclinations prevented me from appreciating it for a great many years. A watchmaker was accepted into the Watchmaker’s Guild of Geneva Founded with these words. Asterix and Obelix soon find out that Tragicomix has gone missing in action after a skirmish. The annoyed feeling Asterix has continues to build up over the course of this page. A humorous entry in the series, this tale is mostly a parody of two things: I can trace my love of history back to these stories.


With their new fellow legionaries they travel to Africa where Caesar is busy fighting They insist on getting to the war zone as fast as possible so they can find Tragicomix. The first person he asked on the previous page pointed him to the Information Bureau. Goscinny and Uderzo are working in their peak zone with this story. Even native speakers need the glossaries to understand many of the dialects, which cover every corner of the country.

Asterix going to a new office is a repeated gag. The most memorable character of the book is Ptenisnet the Egyptian volunteer who believes that he is actually on a package holiday!!! Asterix and Obelix promise to get him and bring him to the village. The Belgian has the haircut of Belgian character Tintin. The grand finale has a couple funny twists and turns to it, all of which fits in with the tone and tenor of the book, as a whole. 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 insane with their antics.

Want to Read saving…. Not only are these great books in their original French, but they are possibly the most brilliant translations ever done! The colour seperations art off set on many pages and the colour often sits not just out the lines bit way out.

And yeah, not much of a point, as nothing would get below a 6. You know this is true because Uderzo draws her less as a cartoon character and more as a human.