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Asterix in Spain (Astérix #14)

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The brave Iberians are holding out against Julius Caesar, like Asterix and his friends. So when Chief Huevos y Bacon's son is taken hostage, who better to recuse him than the Gauls? Taking him home to Hispania, now Spain, they tangle with the tourist industry and flamenco, and face a wild aurochs in the arena - or bullring. And can it be true? Cacofonix finds a fan in litt ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 9th 2004 by Asterix (first published May 23rd 1969)
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Pramod Nair
A fish, A fish, My kingdom for a fish!

The smashing tales of Asterix & his mighty friend Obelix continues in ‘Asterix in Spain’, with the usual dosage of Roman bashing, mighty feasts and thrilling adventures as they travel from their village in Gaul to Spain entrusted with an important mission.

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Ahmad Sharabiani
Asterix in Spain (Astérix #14), René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
David Sarkies
Sep 23, 2013 David Sarkies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedy
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
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Connor Vishnoi
Oct 26, 2016 Connor Vishnoi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is placed in ancient times when the Romans ruled all of Gaul (France). Actually, not all, there is still one village that holds out against invaders. That's where this book takes place. This is the 14th out of 36 Asterix books. In this one, Caesar has taken over Spain, but one village holds out against invaders. He takes the chief's son named Pepe a send him to jail to keep him away. Eventually, Asterix gets Pepe and he has to return him home.
One thing I liked about this book is tha
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Helmut
Jun 28, 2015 Helmut rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Mein Königreich für einen Fisch!
Julius Cäsar hat ein Déjavu: Ganz Hispanien ist von den Römern besetzt. Ganz Hispanien? Nein, ein kleines Dorf voller iberischer Krieger widersetzt sich dem römischen Begehren. Und Cäsar will eigentlich nicht noch eins davon. Daher soll der Sohn eines iberischen Häuptlings, nach Gallien geschickt als Geisel, den Häuptling davon überzeugen, sich lieber zurückzuhalten mit aufständischem Gedankengut. Warum sich Cäsar ausgerechnet Tartopum, nein, sorry, Babaorum als "
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Dominick
Oct 25, 2012 Dominick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favourite Asterix books, if fort no other reason than it has some particularly good character names in it, including Huevos y Bacon, the village leader. The Asterix formula is well in place by now, with almost all of the usual elements in palce: pirate encounter, abuse of Cacofonix, boar-eating, final feast etc., albeit with fresh elements in place (e.g. Obelix's horrid singing at the final feast gives Cacofonix some cold comfort). Many laugh out loud moments as Asterix and Obelix set ...more
Charly
Nov 28, 2012 Charly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
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.
Miguel
Jan 09, 2015 Miguel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uma história recreativa e divertida que se lê rapidamente, embora a tenha achado, em alguns momentos, levemente forçada.
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.
Sharon
Jul 29, 2011 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Just love asterix. I'm a fan, no doubt
Natacha Cunha
Oct 27, 2015 Natacha Cunha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magnífica caricatura do povo hispânico.
Umut
Jul 10, 2015 Umut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Özellikle lise çağlarımda çizgi roman okuduğum için alay konusuydum. Sonraları büyüdükçe alay edenler azaldı. Kaldı ki değil alay etmek, evimi kundaklasalar geri adam atmam. Ben Asteriks hastasıyım aga. Eve her gün gazete girdiği ilkokul yıllarımda, Tercüman, Bulvar gazetelerinin ilavesi, babamın hediyesi Asteriks bana. Her macerası 21. Yüzyıl kalitesinde yaratılmış birer masal gibi gelir bana. Daha elime aldığım an, kapaklarına bakarken aptal aptal sırıtmaya başlıyorum, elimde değil. Aha bunun ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a village in Spain that is holding out against the Romans (just like Asterix's village in Gaul), and the boy child of the chieftan is taken. By a round-about means he ends up being cared for by Asterix and Obelix who, eventually, have to return him to the village.

The boy is a complete, total, spoiled brat.

There's some interesting spots in the story. For example, the mystery of Stonehenge is explained (it has something to do with a fish seller). In one part of the story there's the stere
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Frahorus
Feb 13, 2015 Frahorus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fumetti, asterix
Quattordicesima avventura dei mitici galli Asterix & Obelix, stavolta si trovano a proteggere il figlio di un capo spagnolo, Pepe, catturato dai romani per tenere sotto scacco il villaggio del padre che non si vuole sottomettere all'Impero Romano e quindi a Giulio Cesare, e dovranno scortarlo e riportarlo appunto a suo padre vivendo una carrellata di avventure una più divertente dell'altra. Stavolta gli autori prendono di mira gli spagnoli, con le loro gag e la loro graffiante ironia che è i ...more
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
Manuel Chiofi
Feb 01, 2016 Manuel Chiofi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il figlio di Salsadipeperon y Monton, fiero capo villaggio iberico, è stato rapito dai romani che decidono di portarlo a Babaorum, non lontano dal villaggio di Asterix. Così i nostri eroi partono per la Spagna per riportare il piccolo a suo padre.
Tra bambini capricciosi, infinite processioni di druidi, arene di uri e l'apparizione di Don Chisciotte, Asterix e Obelix attraverseranno la penisola iberica fino a Siviglia pur di compiere la missione, assicurando sempre tante risate. Olé!
Yves
Sep 24, 2011 Yves rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
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.
Anne
Jul 16, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Certaines choses nous restent et nous marquent plus que d'autres lorsqu'on est enfant...il nous arrive encore, à mes frères et moi, de retenir notre respiration le plus longtemps possible afin d'obtenir quelque chose - en blague, évidemment. :) On est jamais viré mauve comme le p'tit gars dans ce livre, Dieu merci, mais nos "concours" de qui peut retenir son souffle le plus longtemps étaient bien amusants!
Martin Mercure
Où Astérix et Obélix font les babysitters.
J'ai lu cette BD pour voir s'il y avait une référence à l'oeuvre de Corneille, "Le Cid", mais je n'en ai pas trouvé.
Le meilleur jeu de mots, même si le "strip" n'a aucun rapport avec l'histoire de cet album.
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Christoph
Sep 18, 2016 Christoph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In der Zeit der Reisen verschlugen es Asterix und Obelix nach Spanien, um einen kleinen Jungen zurück zu seiner Familie zu bringen. Wie oft zuvor führt die Reise quer durch das Land und René nutzt dies um viele Aspekte von Kultur und Leute ein zu bringen. Atmosphärischer ist es selten besser gewesen, welches vor allem an Alberts Zeichenstil liegt. Ein Band, eine Geschichte ... die ich damals verschlungen habe.
nila
Jan 28, 2008 nila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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?
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Sneha
Sep 05, 2014 Sneha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not one of my favorite Asterix stories. The plot revolves around the son of a Spainish chief taken hostage by the Romans and returned to his family by the Gauls. I found the kid insufferable which ruined the story for me. (I don't know why it irked me so much!) The saving grace for me was Obelix dancing and all the confusion about fish!
Denim Datta
Sep 23, 2014 Denim Datta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, comics, comedy
14th issue of Asterix series. Funny, nice story.

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.
Frederick Tan
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. This is one of the most hilarious adventure of the intrepid duo.
Murshidul
Apr 24, 2014 Murshidul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!!
Bruce
Jul 15, 2010 Bruce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Asterix in Spain – A&O travel to raise a Roman siege against a small Spanish village on behalf of an Iberian chieftain’s son
Gavin
Jul 07, 2009 Gavin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 29, 2011 Mathieu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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.
Laura
Jan 15, 2010 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Cesar vient de soumettre l'Hispanie a Rome. Enfin presque, car un petit village resiste encore et toujours a l'envahisseur. Il capture alors le fils du chef du village et l'envoie en otage au camp de Babaorum afin qu'il y recoive une education romaine.
Raluca Popescu
This volume features a spoiled young Spaniard, the trials and tribulations of the Iberic tourist season and people smacking each other over the head with raw fish. Not my favourite so far, but provider of a fair number of giggles.
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René Goscinny was a French author, editor and humorist, who is best known for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series' golden age).

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