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Asterix the Legionary (Astérix #10)

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Obelix is in love - but the beautiful Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Who'd have expected to see Asterix in a legionary's uniform? When he and Obelix join up to rescue Tragicomix from North Africa, Centurions Nefarius Purpus and Dubuis Status don't know what's hit them. But the Gauls and their fellow recruits have a smashing trip abroad.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 17th 2004 by Asterix (first published November 10th 1966)
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David Sarkies
Aug 13, 2016 David Sarkies rated it really liked it
Shelves: comedy
Asterix and Obelix in the Army
18 August 2013

Poor Obelix, he meets a girl with whom he falls in love only to discover that she has been engaged to somebody else and he has been drafted into the Roman Army to go and fight Ceaser's civil war against Pompey. Well, any love sick individual would probably sit back, wait until he is killed, and then make his move, but not Asterix and Obelix – they are too noble and honourable to do that, so they do what any good and noble person would do in such a sit
Karhum Ghassan
Dec 18, 2012 Karhum Ghassan rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the Asterix books. I particularly like the clueless Egyptian who speaks in hieroglyphs, and the repeated recitation of the unit designation. Possibly my favorite Asterix in which he and the lovely Obelix enlist in the Roman army, along with various other misfits, Goths, etc. Can't think of anything else in fact this one is cool because Asterix and Obelix actually enlist with the roman army
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Storia semplice, gli spunti di comicità più brillanti nascono dal carattere “multiculturale” del gruppetto di soldati in cui Asterix e Obelix vengono inquadrati e dalla loro interazione con la disciplina dell’esercito romano. Memorabili: l’egiziano che si arruola credendo di entrare in un villaggio vacanze e resta di questa idea fino alla fine e i siparietti fra l’interprete e i legionari che non parlano latino.
Mein Freund hat sich dieses Buch aus der Bibliothek ausgeborgt, zu Recherchezwecken für einen Literaturcache zu H.C. Artmann, dem Übersetzer dieser wienerischen Fassung.

Ich, die ich zwar alle Asterix-Filme kenne aber bisher so gut wie keinen Comic gelesen hab, wollte ihn dann auch mal lesen. Weil sich sowas gesprochen aber besser anhört als nur still gelesen, hat mein Freund (mit dem Wiener Dialekt besser vertraut als ich) es mir vorgelesen. Und später hab ich dann einiges vorgelesen und mich wo
Jan 31, 2010 Travis rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books, classics
For the girl he secretly has a crush on, Obelix volunteers himself and Asterix to find her missing fiance. The problem is, he was 'drafted' by the roman army and is now stationed in Egypt.
They decide the easiest way to find him is sign up for the army themselves and get assigned where their quarry is.
They of course prove more than the Roman army can handle and cause chaos and confusion every step of the way.
My very first Asterix book is one of my favorites. A slapstick comedy look at ancient his
Nov 09, 2015 Guguk rated it it was amazing
Yang keinget dari komik ini adalah ransum tentaranya~

Gimana ransum tentara Romawi yang gak enak pol-polan itu ternyata untuk menjaga agar kesangaran mereka tetap dalam kondisi 'fit' (^,,^)

Terus, tentara rekrutan dari berbagai daerah jajahan itu ya jelas gak mau makan makanan gak enak...dan hasilnya, yang mereka makan itu~~ 。゚( ゚^^゚)゚。 (view spoiler)
Nov 29, 2012 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'ai un énorme parti de mon coeur réservé aux histoires d'Astérix et Obélix.
Cela étant dit, ceci est probablement une de mes histoires préférée de ces deux Gaulois.
J'ai ri aux larmes sur certaine des planches... pas bon pour la préservation, mais très bon pour le moral... poils à l'occipital?
Jan 30, 2016 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laugh a minute with Asterix and friends. I love the humour in these books. Im actually laughing out loud at the silliness!
Ahmad Sharabiani
Oct 30, 2016 Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read
Asterix the Legionary (Asterix, #10), René Goscinny
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Vanja Antonijevic
Jan 10, 2008 Vanja Antonijevic rated it really liked it
Very good book, at # 10.

Wiki summary and other points:

"The book begins with a now familiar scene of the indomitable Gauls' village. Asterix and Obelix have just returned from a fruitful hunt, when at the entrance to the village they pass a beautiful blond young lady by the name of Panacea who has returned to the village after studying in Condatum. Obelix immediately falls in love. After a few scenes of Obelix embarrassing himself, Panacea receives word that her fiancé Tragicomix has been conscr
Vasco Ribeiro
Jan 03, 2015 Vasco Ribeiro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
História bem construída e inteligente com aqueles pequenos pormenores que fazem os livros ser estimulantes.
A História: à pequena aldeia gaulesa regressa Falbala, uma jovem muito atraente e que tinha ido estudar para Condate (Rennes). Obélix fica apaixonado por ela. Entetanto ela recebe uma carta (lápide) do noivo, Trágicomix, a dizer-lhe que tinha sido recrutado como legionário para combater em áfrica um adversário interno de César, Cipião. Astérix e Obélix prometem ir libertá-lo, mas quando che
Jul 09, 2008 Phelphel rated it it was amazing
saya membaca komik ini dalam versi bahasa indonesia yang diterjemahkan oleh Rahartati Bambang Haryo dengan sangat brilian.

satiap ekspresi yang digambarkan oelh uderzo tercerap dengan baik di ingatan saya.

asurancetourix yang marah ketika rumahnya ditendang obelix yang sedang jatuh cinta.

pancaran semangat obelix ketika mengusung batu menhir berpita untuk falbala.

legiuner yang patah hati ketika harus "ngemong" obelix dan asterix yang jadi prajurit galia dan kawan-kawannya yang bar bar. ia harus men
Apr 15, 2016 Coenraad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hierdie avontuur was nog altyd vir my een van die vermaaklikstes in die Asterix-reeks, onder meer weens die groep karakters uit verskillende volke en taalgroepe wat byeengegooi word in die Romeinse leër. Die vertaling van alles wat gesê word in Goties en Egiptiese hiërogliewe dra by tot die pret. Die vertaling sprankel steeds, hoewel 'n visuele grap (soos die verwysing na Gericault se skildery Die vlot van die Medusa) nie in die teks ondervang word nie, soos wel in die Engelse vertaling gebeur. ...more
Krishna Kumar
May 01, 2015 Krishna Kumar rated it really liked it
This is a rare Asterix volume that hints at romantic feelings in Asterix and Obelix. Panacea, returning back to the village after her studies, captures Obelix’s heart only to break it when it is revealed that she is already engaged to Tragicomix, who has been drafted by Caesar’s army. Obelix vows to find Tragicomix and bring him back. Asterix joins Obelix in getting recruited for the army and sent to Africa where they can finish their mission.

The overall story is not that compelling, but the joy
Jan 04, 2017 Stven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We encounter our redoubtable Gaulois again in his native village, where the familiar jokes will be replayed with variations: Idéfix le petit chien will bewail the felling of trees in the beloved forest, Obélix will be observed porting his menhirs casually from place to place, the village bard will be forcibly restrained from singing, etc. A few pages in, this becomes a service comedy. Astérix and Obélix go in pursuit of a young countryman who has been conscripted into the Roman Legion and shippe ...more
Oct 12, 2014 Helmut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
A vacation in a foreign land - Uncle SPQR does the best he can
Ich verstehe Obelix, und kann gut mitfühlen, wie es ihm geht, als er den Verlobten der Frau, in die er sich verknallt hat, aus der Gefangenschaft in Nordafrika befreien soll. Die Welt ist nicht gerecht. Trotzdem ist er ein echter Gentleman. Respekt.

Und die Hauptarbeit ist dabei nichtmal, die Römer zu verprügeln. Nein, der Eintritt in die Legion bringt andere Herausforderungen an unsere gewitzten Gallier und deren griechisch-belgisch-g
Feb 16, 2013 Meghna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Asterix lovers and anyone who loves a comic read
Recommended to Meghna by: parents
Shelves: favorites, asterix
This was the second Asterix book that I had read, it exceeded "Asterix the Gaul" by large. This is by far my favorite Asterix Comic! I loved everything about the book, the comedy, the jokes repeated in several languages, the trouble caused by Asterix and Obelix to their Roman superiors, i.e centurions; all in all the book was hilarious and is truly a great read...! My favorite part of the book was_ (view spoiler) ...more
Recruiting new members for Caesar's army!

The most memorable character of the book is Ptenisnet the Egyptian volunteer who believes that he is actually on a package holiday!!! :D Ptenisnet forever complains about the accommodation and asking to see the menu. Ptenisnet mistakes Julius Caesar for a holiday-camp redcoat. Read this for Ptenisnet.

Gastronomix the Belgian volunteer shares a barber with Tintin.

Due to the good-natured interplay of the medley band of recruits whose multiple language barri
Apr 24, 2015 Jerome rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A humorous entry in the series, this tale is mostly a parody of two things: first love and military culture. Obelix is smitten by one of the village girls but is pained to find out that she is already engaged to a certain Tragicomix, who has been conscripted into the Roman army (on campaign in North Africa against Scipio). The two enlist in the army and, along with a colorful collection of recruits from around the Roman empire, travel to Africa for the war against Scipio and attempt to track dow ...more
Benjamin  Wawn
Jan 07, 2017 Benjamin Wawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Great comic and brings back the memories of when i read this as a kid. Great artwork & story line
Manuel Chiofi
Jan 23, 2016 Manuel Chiofi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
L'esilarante esperienza di Asterix e Obelix nell'esercito romano assicura risate a non finire. Obelix decide di aiutare la bella Falbalà a ritrovare il suo fidanzato arruolato a forza e spedito in Africa. Tra centurioni disperati, commilitoni stranieri e marce forzate Asterix e Obelix troveranno il modo di ritrovare il fidanzato perduto e aiutare persino Giulio Cesare. Sempre col prezioso aiuto della pozione magica!
Il film Asterix contro Cesare è in parte ispirato a questo volume.
Dec 13, 2007 nila rated it really liked it
Petualangan Asterix & Obelix masuk menjadi anggota legiun kekaisaran Romawi, dalam rangka mencari tunangan Panacea, gadis yang di taksir oleh Obelix. Tragicomix tunangan Panacea dipaksa menjadi tentara Romawi, sedangkan Asterix & Obelix memaksakan diri massuk menjadi anggota legiun Romawi, maka yang terjadi adalah para perwira legiun menyerah mengjadapi 2 orang laskar yang punya kekuatan luar biasa dan suka seenaknya..
L'interprète :

- L'Egyptien voudrait voir le patron à présent.

Le légionnaire grec :

- Dans ces conditions, à moins de 12 as je refuse de rester !

Le légionnaire belge :

- Ca c'est de la nouritture pour Goths !

Le légionnaire goth :

- Chez nous, on en a écartelé pour moins que ça !
Jul 29, 2011 Mathieu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un épisode que je ne comprenais pas bien quand j'étais petit... Asterix et Obelix en Romain ? Puis cette bataille opposant des légionnaires à d'autres légionnaires. Retrospectivement, on apprécie plus le côté potache des excursions en caserne et les tenants et aboutissants de l'histoire. Puis il y a Falbala...
Nick Nguyen
Jun 02, 2016 Nick Nguyen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goscinny and Uderzo are working in their peak zone with this story. Hilarious in both a general and culturally specific way. The Atlas Archives edition does an excellent job highlighting the various contexts that shaped and illuminated the creation of the book, with nice reproductions of documents photos accompanied with informative commentary.
Sarah Crawford
Jan 29, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it it was amazing
Obelix falls for a girl named Panacea, but she's engaged to a guy that has been drafted into the Roman army and is being sent to Africa. Asterix and Obelix promise to get him and bring him to the village. There's a hilarious section that follows about them joining the army, training, etc.

This is one of the funniest of all the series.
Mikko Saari
Nov 01, 2013 Mikko Saari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful new edition of an old Asterix album. The colours and the text is much cleaner, sharper and brighter than in previous Finnish editions. The story is fun, too: Asterix and Obelix join the Roman army in order to save a fellow Gaul.
Apr 03, 2008 Elynn rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
his series was originally written in French. My brother (who spent some time there) brought back the English translations when I was young and even though I didn't really understand all of the humor, I loved them.
Aug 30, 2011 Yves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
Ce que j'ai aimé de cette BD, c'est l'entraînement des légionnaires. Astérix et Obélix foutent tout un bordel à en faire pleurer leur centurion. Plus je lis les Astérix, plus j'adore la présence des pirates et de la destruction de leur bateau. Un bon album d'Astérix.
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