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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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One is a more literal translation than the other. Obelix is in love – but the beautiful Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army.

Asterix and Obelix head for Condatum where they learn that Tragicomix has already left for Massiliathe Mediterranean port from which the soldiers depart. Review by Frank Plowright One of the very best Asterix albums begins with Obelix hopelessly in love with the glamorous Panacea.

It feels very Vaudevillian. Aug 13, Guguk rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can trace my love of history back to these stories. Asterix going to a new office is a repeated gag. Not one of my favourites, but still good. The Mansions of the Gods Asterix: The Egyptian is named Ptenisnet, which comes close, too.

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Asterix legkonary the Chieftain’s Shield. The whole section was a bit of a mess and I lost track of what was actually going on. Still, I did do one a couple years ago…. Asterix and Obelix thereafter celebrate at home, while Qsterix and Tragicomix return to Condatum to marry. That’s usually a painful experience but does occasionally throw fabulous books that I would never have read off my own bat onto my path.


Asterix the Legionary

Not pleased when Caesar dissolved the triumvirate to become supreme, civil war ensued. British tax Gastronomix Gastronomics: Obelix, in particular, is smitten with her. They show no respect to the Roman processes. Mind having said that as ever Augie says pretty much all that needs to be said with his superb review.

The English translation sort of ruins most of the word puns, taking them from clever to downright silly. Trivia About Asterix the Legio Stack Exchange French Language. They then decide to enlist in the Roman army and end up training with Allegoric, a Goth ; Selectivemploymentax, a Briton ; Gastronomix, a Belgian ; Neveratalos, astedix Greek ; and Ptenisnet, an Egyptian tourist who spends the entire book believing himself to be in a holiday camp.

Asterix and Obelix promise to get him elgionary bring him to the village. The story is fantastic and has all the drive and tension you need to entrall you. Every page is awterix treasure.

So picking a favorite is kind of like leyionary your favorite child. I picked out exactly the same best names as you did — though I think Ptenisnet wins it for me. This is also a pretty viable list of candidates for Punny Name of the Week here. In gratitude, Panacea kisses both Asterix and Obelix. A slapstick comedy look at ancient history with a very likable duo of heroes. The Belgian has astfrix haircut of Belgian character Tintin.


Page 20, Panel 9 The British have a reputation for some of the world’s worst cuisine. But in 49 BC, the town of Massilia aligned itself with Pompey. This is one of the funniest of all the series. The gestures he gives the characters play perfectly to the script. Quick and funny, and it had some of my favourite jokes. Along with their silly group of friends and all their issues, Purpus is on the brink of a mental breakdown.

On Goodreadsit had a score of 4. No, it might not have made sense, but it wold have been funny. You always get passed to the next department. Le blog de R.

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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.

Before the inevitable happy ending, the combination of the story, jokes and art work flow together perfectly. It is a quote from an epigram from Caesar about the Latin poet Terentius.

It brings together just about everything I love about the series.

With the last panel, Goscinny brings everything full circle, as the gag from the top of the page gets echoed at the bottom.