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Asterix and Caesar's Gift (Astérix #21)

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,748 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
Nous sommes en 1959, en plein mois d'août. Dans une cité HLM de Bobigny, aux portes de Paris, deux auteurs de bande dessinée s'épongent le front. Pas seulement à cause de la chaleur estivale: les deux compères suent sang et eau pour trouver une idée de personnage. Il leur faut être prêts pour le premier numéro de Pilote, un nouveau magazine pour les jeunes dont la parution ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 18th 2000 by Generico (first published 1972)
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Helmut
Jan 11, 2016 Helmut rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Einem geschenkten Gaul...
...sollte man schon ins Maul schauen, besonders, wenn das Pferd einem von jemandem geschenkt wird, der einem nicht so ganz wohlgesonnen ist. Zwei Beispiele dafür: Das Holzpferd der Griechen. Und das Geschenk, das Julius Cäsar einem suffkopfigen Legionär zur Armeeentlassung übergibt. Beide Beschenkten hatten nicht viel Freude an dem Präsent.

Die Idee ist hervorragend und witzig, an der Ausführung mangelt es etwas. Streitereien innerhalb des Dorfs sind inzwischen etwas abge
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itchy
Jul 23, 2015 itchy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soft
obelix = siege engine
Elifnaz
Jun 20, 2015 Elifnaz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eğlenceliydi ama çok çabuk bitti :/
Frahorus
May 20, 2015 Frahorus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fumetti
Nella 21esima avventura di Asterix accade un fatto nuovo: si installa nel villaggio una famiglia di fuori e questo sarà colpa (indirettamente) addirittura di Giulio Cesare. La convivenza con gli "stranieri" porterà, infatti, al tracollo e alla guerra l'intero villaggio e non solo: i romani provano per l'ennesima volta a conquistarlo, vista la loro attuale debolezza interna. Ci riusciranno? Una cosa è sicura: al di là della difesa dei nostri eroi, vi farete una carrellata e una scazzottata di aut ...more
Vasco Ribeiro
Jan 03, 2015 Vasco Ribeiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in2014
Mais um livro genial. Este fez parte da minha infância, pois foi um dos 2 que os meus pais me deram. Anda à volta da disputa política, uma vez que a aldeia, é dada por Júlio César a um antigo legionário, bêbado todos os 20 anos que serviu, mais como castigo do que como prémio. O legionário troca a aldeia por bebida numa estalagem. E o estalajadeiro vai instalar-se na aldeia com a mulher e a filha adolescente e muito bonita, sonhando as duas com Lutécia. Claro está que os gaulesses não lhe entreg ...more
Manuel Chiofi
Feb 18, 2016 Manuel Chiofi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quale dono si può fare ad un legionario che, dopo vent'anni, non ha un perfetto stato di servizio? La proprietà di un ridente villaggio in Armorica, è evidente! E se poi questo legionario decidesse, tra i fumi dell'alcol, di pagare la sua sbronza all'oste proprio con quella proprietà? Allora avreste tutte le premesse per uno dei migliori albi di Asterix.
Goscinny e Uderzo, liberi dalle tempistiche di Pilote, sceneggiano e disegnano una divertentissima storia di equivoci, battibecchi, proprietá in
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Etnagigante
L'astuto Cesare ripaga il soldato scansafatiche e ubriacone Romeomontecchius donandogli, alla fine del servizio da legionario, un villaggio in Armorica. Il problema è che si tratta dell'unico pezzo di Gallia non sottomesso all'Impero Romano. Il soldato lo baratta con un oste in cambio di vino; questo è l'inizio di turbamenti al'interno del villaggio, visto che l'oste vuol diventarne il capo, sentendosi legittimo proprietario di un villaggio che in realtà non riconosce l'autorità di Cesare. In un ...more
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Storia gradevole, buona parodia del mondo della politica.
Jerome
Apr 24, 2015 Jerome rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Roman legionary infamous for his drinking has finished his twenty years of service and is thus entitled to the customary reward of a plot of land. Unfortunately, this man makes a number of crude remarks that can easily be interpreted as treasonous, and Julius Caesar, in one of his sadistic moods, rewards the man with an infamous plot of land that has yet to be conquered. The man then ends up getting drunk at another bar, but has no money, and so uses the plot of land to pay for his drinks. The ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 29, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a Roman soldier who is a major drunkard and, while drunk, says something against Caesar. Caesar finds out and gives the guy an entire village- the one Asterix and Obelix live in. The soldier gets drunk again and uses the city to pay his bill at an inn.

The innkeeper and his family move to the village and eventually get into an election battle with chief Vitalstatix. This soon becomes a comedy of errors. While the villagers argue about who will be the chief, the Romans believe the Gauls h
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Mazel
Aug 08, 2009 Mazel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
À Rome, le légionnaire Roméomontaigus, un ivrogne, fête sa libération de l’armée après vingt ans de carrière.

Comme il a insulté Jules César, celui-ci le punit en lui offrant comme cadeau le fameux village des irréductibles Gaulois.

Irrécupérable, il échange ce cadeau contre quelques coupes de vin avec Orthopédix le restaurateur gaulois.

Celui-ci et sa famille vont prendre possession de leur biens...

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Noms des personnages :

Le nom du légionnaire Roméomontaigus est une référence à Roméo Montaigu, c
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Vanja Antonijevic
Jan 09, 2008 Vanja Antonijevic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent addition, at #21.

The Wiki story synopsis:

"....Having completed twenty years of service, the two friends await their honesta missio (Latin:honorary discharge) for the morning. Their services will be paid in land shares, awarded by Julius Caesar himself. Egganlettus seems quite sober but Tremensdelirious is already in a stage of drunkenness. He begins to express his opinion on Julius Caesar just as the night patrol enters the establishment. The veteran legionary spends the rest
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Leah
This comic book is about Asterix and his friend Obelix. They go on many various adventure and do not see eye to eye on many important things throughout the comic. I still do not really enjoy reading comic and I find Asterix hard to follow. I think that the illustrations are funny and definitely help tell the story but they are rather busy.

Recommended age 9-14
Reading Level 4th-5th grade

Devero
Nov 26, 2014 Devero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una avventura molto intelligente, tutta giocata sul nuovo arrivo al villaggio di un mercante, con moglie e figlia al seguito, di Lutezia che è stato pagato da un legionario ubriacone con il possesso di un villaggio sulla costa gallica. Immaginate quale villaggio!
Decisamente piacevole e a tratti pure sorprendente.
Linda Hall
May 28, 2014 Linda Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Edward Davies
Sep 20, 2015 Edward Davies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This tale of a drunk being given the Gaulish village we all know and love is pretty entertaining with all the claims of Chieftainship being driven by the villagers' wives.
Abhijeet
Jan 08, 2016 Abhijeet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Caesar "gifts" the village of Asterix to punish a drunkard legionnaire, it sets off a chain of hilarious political intrigue in the village!
Saint No Stopping Us

Six out of ten. CBR format.

When Caesar offers a loyal centurion the deed to Asterix's village as reward upon leaving the army, he doesn't realise quite what he is getting into.

Martin Afzelius
No. Didn't think this is one of the best albums. I felt uncomfortable while I read it. Can't say why.
Frederick Tan
The problem with the caesar's gift cause untold grief to the Roman than to the Gaul as usual.
Greg
Jan 29, 2016 Greg rated it really liked it
I have a feeling this was one of the very best ones, but I can't really remember.
Lian Dewatmoko
Aug 02, 2007 Lian Dewatmoko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic
I really like asterix, especially obelix (he is not fat, what a confident he has).

This book tells us to fight whatever we had. Don't give up easily. But, most of all, friendship is number one.

The story began with a caesar's gift. The Caesar gave the Gaul's village to the legioner that later he change the gift with drink. the new owner came to the village to take his right, but of couse, the gauls laught at the gift, because their village is not part of caesar's region. Here's the fight of right
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Bruce
Jul 15, 2010 Bruce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Asterix Caesar's Gift – big spoof of the political “silly season” as several candidates campaign to be the village’s next chief, sparked originally by Caesar’s mischievious deed of the village land to a no-account legionary (see also Asterix and the Great Divide)
Julia
Dec 28, 2015 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-comics
Excellence itself.
Tina
Apr 03, 2015 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious
Amalie


Funny facts:

Cacofonix composes 'We shall overcome' for the election.
Election bribery.
Obelix and Influenza's date doesn't go according to the plan.
The sword-fight of Asterix with a Roman Officer in Zorro's way.
Geriatrix is Xenophobic.
The manner of manner of electioneering is similar to the modern American presidential elections.
Unhygienix's fish stock are put to question, finally! His last fish delivery is the previous summer!

Not one of the best but good and funny.
Yves
Nov 11, 2011 Yves rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
On a encore droit à un Astérix dans la moyenne. Au moins, cette fois-ci, il n'est pas question d'enlèvement ou d'otage. C'est surtout une histoire qui se passe à l'intérieur du village. Un romain reçoit comme cadeau de César le village d'Astérix. Pour de l'alcool, ce romain donne le village à un gaulois qui décide l'aller y vivre. Lorsque celui-ci veut devenir chef, la pagaille commence à s’installer.

Une BD correcte.
Christian Krüger
May 21, 2016 Christian Krüger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sehr witziger Comic.
Laura
Dec 23, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Après l'idée du Domaine des Dieux, René et Albert reviennent avec celle de pourrir la vie aux Gaulois en jouant d'un titre de propriété sans valeur. Ici les auteurs touchent à des valeurs éternelles et continuent à créer la légende d'Astérix. Ces personnages sont universels. Ils sont nous, mais en mieux, en beaucoup mieux. Ils sont laids, mais ils sont des mythes inaccessibles.
Mathieu
Jul 29, 2011 Mathieu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
encore une perfide manoeuvre de César pour vaincre nos irréductibles gaulois.

Evidemment, un malheureux hasard va faire capoter le projet, tout en plongeant tout de même le village dans la confusion.

Un album qui joue beaucoup sur le rejet de l'étranger dans nos chers villages de France...
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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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