Asterix in Spain: Album #14
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Asterix in Spain: Album #14 (Asterix #14)

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When the Romans take Huevos y Bacon’s son hostage, they discover that Little Pepe is a terrible handful. So maybe the legionnaires won’t mind so much when Asterix and Obelix save him. But along the way there’s lots of adventure, with Asterix inventing the art of bullfighting.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Orion (first published May 23rd 1969)
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Charly
Olé! Asterix auf der Reise nach Spanien. Ich habe den Comic schonmal gelesen als ich klein war. Damals habe ich alle Asterix-Bände gelesen. Jetzt wollte ich nochmal wissen, wie Spanien dargestellt wird. Sie sagen immer Olé, tanzen und singen Olé, haben in jedem Dorf dieselben Prozessionen und sind sehr dickköpfig.
Sharon
Just love asterix. I'm a fan, no doubt
David Sarkies
Time for a Spanish holiday
23 September 2013

Well, finally the first Asterix album where they have a fish fight, and it took up to number 14 for these fish fights to begin. In fact, I am thinking that this is the first album that introduces Unhygenix the fish monger and Bacteria his wife. The reason I make this statement is because one of the many things I remember about the Asterix albums from when I was a kid was the fish fights, particularly since they tended to begin with somebody throwing a...more
Vainilla
La lecture de cette BD me confirme pourquoi je n'aime pas les comics... Je n'ai ri ni une seule fois... ce n'est pas que le livre et mauvais (surtout vu les opinion des autres) c'est vraiment moi, les BD ne sont pas faits pour moi du tout.
Linda Hall
AWESOME!!! There is nothing that comes close to Asterix - I have the whole series, both on e-books and hard-copy and they are some of most treasured possessions. I grew up with them and they are simply the best!
Murshidul
Returning a child of the chief of another village is not easy as Romans want to take hostage of him. Also, Asterix finds him without magic potion and in for a surprise at the arena. It ends well though! And some FISH!!
Saint No Stopping Us

Five out of ten. CBR format.

When the Romans kidnap the son of a Spanish chief it is upto Asterix and Obelix to get him back.

Clicque
C�sar vient de soumettre l'Hispanie � Rome. Enfin presque, car un petit village r�siste encore et toujours � l'envahisseur. Il capture alors le fils du chef du village et l'envoie en otage au camp de Babaorum afin qu'il y rejoive une �ducation romaine. Mais les Gaulois r�cup�rent le petit garjon et Ast�rix et Ob�lix se chargent de le ramener dans son village en Hispanie. Lors de ce long voyage, ils devront lutter contre les Romains qui veulent r�cup�rer l'otage et ... contre les caprices du peti...more
Yves
L'impression que j'ai eu en lisant cette bande dessinée c'est que l'auteur était sur le pilote automatique. Encore une fois, on a droit à une histoire d'otage, comme dans quelques autres aventures. Comme d'habitude, j'ai aimé revoir les pirates et pour une fois, le bateau n'est pas coulé. La scène que m,a fait le plus rire est celle du banquet au retour des héros où Obélix fait un fou de lui et que Assurancetourix, même s'il est attaché, est tordu de rire. C'est une BD moyenne.
nila
Pepe son of Huevos Y Bacon, a Hispanic Chief was taken as hostage by Romans and to be kept in Totorum near Asterix Village. And he ended up under the protection of Asterix and Obelix.
Chief Vitalstatistix: Obelix, I'm handling this little terror over to you. And don't forget that as your guest, he's sacred.
Obelix: You mean, He's a holy terror?
:D
Mansi
Like all Asterix books. Super human strength endowed asterix kicks all roman butts and returns a small spanish hostage to his county. Obelix has a few problems when dogmatix is quite taken with pepe
Chai
I actually have this one in Catalan. Funny as ever, though I didn't understand some of the jokes since I read this knowing Spanish first, and I'm average at that so I can't say either way about the translation. Still a solid adventure! My favorite will still be Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra.
Gavin
Hispania, indeterminate year. Asterix and Obelix help return a Spanish brat to his village. This village happens to be the Spanish equivalent of Asterix's home in Armorica.

There's plenty of Roman bashing, breath holding and odd goings on for our heroes along the way.
Mathieu
"Ay Hombre ! Puisque c'est comme ça, je retiens ma respiration jusqu'à ce qu'il m'arrive quelque chose !"

Une petite incursion ibérique pour nos héros, incursion plus qu' égayée par le jeune Pépé. On y notera une rencontre clin d'oeil avec Don Quichotte.
Bruce
Asterix in Spain – A&O travel to raise a Roman siege against a small Spanish village on behalf of an Iberian chieftain’s son
Natasha
The Romans kidnap Pepe, the son of a Spanish chief. Luckily Asterix and Obelix find them in the forest and decide to return Pepe to his village.

Pepe was an obnoxious brat and slightly ruined the story for me :(
♥Moon ♥Love ♥Stars ♥Imagination
I've read this series of Asterix (and Obelisk) in the 90's at my Grandmother and Grandfather's place. I loved this series back there. Asterix and his friend Obelisk shared so many great adventures together!
Jessica
It should have occurred to me back at this time that if I was choosing to read a book about Spain for our free-choice reading in French class, maybe I was really meant to be in Spanish class. Oops.
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Bella storia, nulla da dire: il piccolo Pepe è adorabilmente insopportabile, gli iberici non indimenticabili (siamo ben lontani dalla caratterizzazione dei corsi) ma neanche scialbi.
Chris
The first Asterix I read. Re-reading now, it is still enjoyable, though I do have to wonder about one panel.

It's amazing what holding your breath will get you.
Jeshu
Again, this was pure laughter from the beginning to the end. I guess that the fact that I always laugh at Spaniards helped a lot. When I saw them yelling "Olé" I died xD
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Read this when l lived in Spain and loved it, but I have to say that the Spanish say Hola more than Ole`, but the story was not too bullish about things...
Derek Baldwin
The usual array of national/racial stereotypes, silly names, awful puns, and fights with Romans, delivered with the customary panaché.
Chad
Some great cultural references about Spain, but overall not as enjoyable as some of the other Astérix books.
Jane(Janelba)
This was an interesting Astérix adventure. My favourite character is still Obelix however !
Verity
Obnoxious spoiled li'l brat Pepe holds his breath when not getting his wish & pokes fun @ Obelix.
Annette McIntyre
The Romans get more than they bargained for when they take the son of a Spanish chief hostage
9 3/4
A great comic series - a classic in Europe but unfortunately not so well known in the US.
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