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Asterix and the Big Fight (Asterix #7)

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A collaborator in ancient Gaul? Chief Cassius Ceramix has gone over to the Roman enemy. There's something very fishy going on, as Legionary Infirmofpurpus discovers when he is sent to spy on the Gauls disguised as a crab apple tree. But is that just a red herring? And what about the two concussed druids brewing colourful potions? One way or another, the fight for control o ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 27th 2004 by Asterix (first published 1964)
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David Sarkies
Mar 06, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anybody wanting a good laugh
Shelves: comedy
So, the Romans did have psychologists
28 September 2012

Well, after reading a very heavy book on the Vietnam War I decided that I needed something lighter, a lot lighter, to read so that my brain simply did not fry, so I grabbed the Asterix Omnibus from under my bed (I am progressively collecting them and reading these albums again because that are one of those books that I simply loved as a child and as a adult I still gain immense amounts of pleasure from reading them) and read this one (there
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Helmut
Ein Schlag auf den Kopf erhöht das Denkvermögen...

...oder auch nicht. Gerade, als man den Dorfdruiden am meisten braucht, erleidet er einen Unfall, der ihn in einen sabbernden Verrückten verwandelt. Durch einen perfiden Plan der Römer soll das nun geschwächte Dorf endgültig unter die Knute der römischen Verwaltung gezwungen werden, und ein Gallo-Römer soll dabei helfen.

Goscinny und Uderzo schaffen es immer wieder, neue, verrückte und einmalige Charaktere in dieser Reihe zu erschaffen. Vom dauers
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Leonardo
Hilarious and witty, with clasic band dessinnée art, this is one of Astérix and Obélix's adventures which I had missed so far. Of course, having the invincible Gauls being unable to resort to their magic potion was a classic gag from the series, but the way in which it's achieved in this issue is quite clever and allows for the Druid's less serious side to shine forth. Lots of menhirs, Roman-bashing, and sheer joy.
Amalie
It's highly unlikely that I'm going to rate any of Asterix less than 4 stars. It's not being biased, just honest. As I say, when I was little I enjoyed the cartoon pics and funny fights and all, now as an adult I enjoy the historical illusions, puns and the antics. For example, the name of the druid who specialize in mental cures: Psychoanalytix. :P
Krishna Kumar
This is one of my favorite Asterix stories. It is the first one that puts a significant part of the action in the Gaul village, though it still doesn’t bring many of the villagers, other than Chief Vitalstatistix, into prominence. There is no adventure, but instead a sinister plot to use an Gaul custom “The Big Fight” to conquer the Gaul village. The Romans’ Plan A does not work as expected, but with a little accident from Obelix’s menhir, Plan B goes into effect and it seems that our Gauls are ...more
Tim Roast
This is the seventh Asterix adventure and possibly one of the best.

There is one village in Gaul that holds out against Roman rule. The Romans hatch a plan. "There's one custom that might come in very useful... it's called THE BIG FIGHT!" The big fight happens when the chief of one village wants to take over another village. He challenges the chief of that village to a big fight, like a boxing match, and the winner takes charge of the other's village. The Romans line up "collaborator and as colo
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Chris
Because of a discussion over on the To Be Read Mountain, I've been re-reading the Asterix books that I have. They hold up pretty well.

I'm not sure why I gave this two stars, so I am changing it.

Watch out for flying Menhirs!

Asterix is great because (1) funny (2) adult level and a child's level (3) you can see him when you watch the French national team (4) Dogmatix.

The books are laugh out loud funny.
Bruce
Asterix the Big Fight – the Romans have a Gaulish chieftain-collaborator challenge Chief Vitalstatistix to a winner-takes-all bare-knuckle brawl… and Getafix is out of magic potion! Terrific send up of proxy warfare (to say nothing of professional wrestling)
Neville Ridley-smith
This was a good one. There's real tension in the story as things escalate and the resolution is very satisfying. Be sure to check out these annotations to pick up on all the puns and references http://asterix.openscroll.org/books/a... For example Cassius Ceramix - Ceramics can be made from Clay - ie Cassius Clay, ie Mohammad Ali
Joseph R.
The Romans want to take advantage of an ancient Gaulish custom--if a chief can beat another chief in unarmed combat, the winning chief becomes the ruler of the loser's village. They find the ambitious and tough Cassius Ceramix of Linoleum to fight another chief. Once he agrees they tell him he is to fight Vitalstatistix. Ceramix is afraid but the Romans decide to capture or kill Getafix, the druid whose potions make Vitalstatistix have superhuman strength. They comically fail but Obelix nails hi ...more
Steef
One of what I consider to be proto-Asterix albums, as they hadn't found their top form yet by then.

I believe this episode appealed to me the most as a kid, with all the potions and explosions. Pretty decent album.
Matthew Hunter
I'd never read the adventures of Asterix and Obelix before I began going through the series this past autumn. As a younger reader, I would've loved the Looney Toons-ness of the chaotic fights, the red-faced yelling to emphasize points, and the spinach-is-to-Popeye feel of the druid potion for the indomitable Gauls. Now, I'm drawn by the historical references, pun-filled language, and general light and humorous tone. This series offers plenty for readers of any age.

Goscinny's great; Uderzo's grea
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Vanja Antonijevic
This seventh Asterix is the first that I have read, and it got me completely hooked.

The story, according to Wiki:

"The Romans have once again been humiliated by the Gauls. Felonius Caucus, right hand man of Centurion Nebulus Nimbus, head of the fortified camp of Totorum, suggests a Big Fight. This is a Gallic tradition where two Gallic chiefs fight and the winner becomes leader of both tribes.

To fight Vitalstatistix, chief of Asterix’s tribe, the Romans enlist a Gallo-Roman collaborator, Chief C
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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!
Vasco Ribeiro
No campo Babaorum os Romanos definem uma estratégia para conquistar a pequena aldeia: Usando uma velha tradição Gaulesa, um chefe de uma aldeia desafia o chefe de outra aldeia e assim o vencedor passa a chefiar as duas. Os Romanos conseguem o concurso de um chefe Galo-Romano, Aplusb0égalix ou seja um Gaulês romanizado para desafiar Assurancetourix. Entretanto o druida Panoramix teve amnésia porque levou com um menir de Obélix na cabeça e por isso foram procurar outro druida (precursor das consul ...more
Azreena
Abundantly loved the amusing puns and jokes! I was enthralled to see the sticky situation the Gauls were in without the druid Getafix's magic potion.
Denim Datta
very funny story. read this in school days first, in bengali. and discovered now that it doesn't loose a bit now.
Saint No Stopping Us

Six out of ten. CBR format.

A menhir accident makes Getafix lose his memory. With the village unprotected without Getafix's magic potion, the Romans have a plan...

Rashmi
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Jerome
A loudmouthed and slow-witted centurion and his manipulative aide concoct a scheme to challenge the vain Vitalstatistix to boxing match with the brash, arrogant, and childish chief (Cassius Ceramix, a pun on Cassius Clay) of another village. The Romans then plan to capture Getafix; they comically fail but Obelix screws thing up at the last minute, which has an important impact on the plot.

Humorous and interesting.
Vaishnavi
One of the best Asterix Comic I've read! Was laughing out loud quite often, must say.
Edward Davies
Definitely one of my top five Asterix books. One of the most memorable as well.
Isaura
Sans doute le meilleur Asterix que j'ai lu dernièrement!
Steph
Asterix is still awesome. Asterix will always be awesome.
NBHS Library
Asterix is still awesome. Asterix will always be awesome.
Shravanthi Kripa
laugh riot! I got my dose of obelix ;)
velvetgypsy
This adventure, Getafix was hilarious!
Sneha
Druid Getafix loses his memory and becomes very very merry. The Chief with Asterix and Obelix encourage him to make potions with interesting results!
Yves
Je me suis bien amusé à lire le combat des chefs. C'est aussi le premier dans les sept premiers où j'ai eu des fous rires. Juste la partie ou les deux druides se font goûter leurs potions était hilarante. Avec cette bande dessinée, les deux comparses qui ont réalisé cette BD ont trouvé leur vitesse de croisière. Je me rappelle maintenant pourquoi j'aimais tant Astérix lorsque j'étais plus jeune.
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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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