This is the most up-to-date collection of Asterix I have ever seen. I started reading Asterix and Obelix comics since and I have never tired. Asterix and the Laurel Wreath (). Les lauriers de César. Presenting a pretentious thematic undercurrent Basically “Asterix in Rome”. Becomes an. Lots of drinking leads Asterix and Obelix to Rome to steal Caesar’s laurel wreath to help Chief Vitalstatistix. To do so, they’ll have to sell.

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Sometimes, that extra Photoshop work would be distracting. Six out of ten. Love how each of the characters are introduced and gradually grows on you.

The updated remastered coloring is fairly faithful to the original.

Asterix and the Laurel Wreath

Mar 22, Jerome rated it it was amazing. That was not really a french tradition so far, except for the fact that, you know, we invented the genre in classic vaudeville theatre from Feydeau or Courteline. He died in Overall the plot is steady, the humour likewise, but the space this gives means the highs hit really high and they are plentiful enough to sustain this one, though it feels more of a careful balance than before, as though the story was stretched just a little to complete the course.

May 25, Jacob added it. It also includes a hilarious parody of Roman jurisprudence. Life in the big city 16 October This album sees Asterix and Obelix return to Rome to assist Chief Vitalstatistix save face after a drunken boast made at the house of his despised brother-in-law in Lutetia. The problem is that Ceaser has the wreath and Asterix and Obelix after Obelix, who drunkenly agrees to help Vitalstatistix fulfil the boast have to some how get it. The two of them sell themselves as slaves to get into the palace and that works, but only indirectly.

If the hero saves the village in the first book, he needs to save the whole world in the next. Not quite as good as I remember, but you can’t go wrong with Asterix really can you? Wifix Asterix at the Olympic Games.

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It just leads to so much fresh humour, the trial as Augie identifies being a great example.

Asterix: Asterix and the Laurel Wreath : Rene Goscinny :

Its a fudge but at least they try to face it down as best they could. That would be about 30 years off from the historical record.

Even then, while this attitude to one’s capital city may be the case in Europe, it is not necessarily the case elsewhere. Okay, so basically, infrench TV was mostly culture-based, movies or series adapted from classics of French literature, save for the odd american soap I was barely old enough to remember Dorothy Malone in Peyton Place! Rome obviously looks denser, more advanced, and better laid out. When I think of Vaudeville, I tend to think of the classic movie comedy acts that came out of that scene, like the Marx Bros.

Oct 30, Ahmad Sharabiani marked aserix as to-read. A bit rhe on the booze, this book, but it’s sometimes part of the plot.

The drunken debauchery really played well as a kid as it wretah just plain silly, today its still just plain silly but the hangovers everyone feels are all the more real! Looking for beautiful books? Jun 07, Alex Wilson laurrl it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 26, David Sarkies rated it liked it Shelves: I need to do an article about that, too, sometime.

When the latter are defeated in the resulting fight, their chief Habeascorpus offers Asterix and Obelix shelter in return for their participation in their raids.

Perfect cast, perfect everything! Vitalstatistix and Orthopaedix bond early on over a shared dislike of their brothers-in-law and Lutetia.

The story begins in Rome where Asterix and Obelix are talking; but flashes back to Lutetia where Asterix, Obelix, Chief Vitalstatistix, and the chief’s wife Impedimenta visit Impedimenta’s brother Homeopathix: Upon Asterix and Obelix’s return, Homeopathix arrives in his brother-in-law’s village in order to eat the stew containing Caesar’s laurel wreath, and Vitalstatistix states that a wealthy man like him would never eat such a meal in his own house.

One thing I always found a little too convenient is how Asterix stopped Obelix from ramming his way into the palace, saying they would get torn to pieces by the guards. Basically his brother-in-law is quite a rich merchant, who doesn’t have to travel any more because he has other people to do that for him.

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Asterix The Gaul Rene Goscinny. Caesar does not acknowledge the switch, but secretly “feels like a piece of fish”, which baffles him. This book was about Asterix and Oblix and the went to a town and the prices were really high and they helped some really rich people. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Asterix and the Laurel Wreath French: While Rome is the centre of the universe in this time, at the beginning of the album we jump to Lutetia for the backstory, which is also said to be the centre of the universe.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Luarel is the kind of promise that you make only when you a have too much alcohol in your system and b have Asterix and Obelix on your side. I think it was a good book really liked. Dec 23, Tiago Andrade rated it it was amazing. It only makes you stronger. To each his own. About Rene Goscinny Rene Goscinny was born in Paris inand spent laufel of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in However, the attitude of being able to purchase goods at a shop that has the title ‘by appointment of her majesty’ as you will see on Collins Street here wrrath Melbourne is very much a psychological thing.

While one would expect them to simply charge into Ceaser’s palace and bust the place up, Asterix does remind Obelix that while the potion gives them superhuman strength, it does not make them invulnerable, and since Ceaser’s praetorian guard are of a astetix higher calibre than the legionaries camped perpetually outside their village, that course of action is not open to them. To get to Caesar, sell yourself into slavery.

Feb 03, Marijan rated it it was amazing.