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 Romans are confounded, and Asterix and Obelix pound this home again and again. Jun 29, Nicola rated it really liked it Shelves: The book begins with a now familiar scene of the indomitable Gauls ‘ village. This also reminds me: There are still quite a few more to go, and at this stage I am still waiting for another two compendiums to arrive from the United States and I do hope they get here because I am really stressing out about these latest Amazon ordersso I will hopefully manage to get through all of them sometime soon.

Has is also a better editor, script-writer, and critic for these kinds of things. Caesar has volunteered Tragicomix into his Legions and is shipping him off to fight in Africa. Lists with This Book. 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. D Ptenisnet forever complains about the accommodation and asking to see the menu.


This is slow burn slapstick comedy at its finest. It was the day debts were due and the day the priests would announce how many days were in that month. A slapstick comedy look at ancient history with a very likable duo of heroes. However, due to their actions Caesar and Scipio each believes that the other is attacking and they both prepare for battle.

There, Asterix finds two soldiers playing cards with a deck of small stone tablets. Dec 18, Karhum Ghassan rated it it was amazing. 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.

Asterix the Legionary

In the final sequence though, it all falls apart pegionary me. I think the Brit wins it, though, with Selectivemploymentaxwhich is ridiculously long and cumbersome, yet makes a perfect pun with a British meaning.

He had his archers fire at them. This sends him back to the Information Bureau in tier four. Look at the middle panel in those first three tiers, too. lebionary


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It reminds me of those times when Carl Barks drew dogs into the Duck comics that look like humans with black noses in the middle of their faces amidst a sea of cartoony ducks.

Contents [ show ]. They also sometimes prod me to take nostalgic walks down memory lane, visiting old friends.

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One of the best! It brings together just about everything I love about the series. Nov 21, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: This refers to the fact that soap-making is a traditional specialty of Marseille.

I completely agree with Augie. This is the masterpiece. Other books in this series. Sep 14, Amalie rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Asterix the Legionary French: Retrieved 27 December