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Le Bouclier arverne (Astérix #11)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  3,739 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
Board book, 44 pages
Published July 1979 by Dargaud (first published June 15th 1967)
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This one features Asterix, Obelix and Chief Vitalstatistix, on an adventure, our heroes take their beloved chief to a Hydro Spa in the countryside, near Gergovia, as he's got some intestinal issues...
While touring, they meet a Roman envoy, who gets smacked, and a coal merchant named Winesandspirix. There's a connection between the new friend and their chief, but not known to anyone yet.
Meanwhile, the envoy meets with Caesar, who decides he doesn't like the natives of that particular area gettin
FDH und Kneipp
Das Leben eines urwüchsigen Galliers ist nicht besonders gesund. Fettes Schwein in dicker Sauce, viel Cervisia, und wenn man dann noch den ganzen Tag auf einem Schild herumgetragen wird und daher Bewegungsmangel aufweist, kann es schnell passieren, dass die Leber nicht mehr mitspielt. So geschieht es zumindest Abraracourcix, dem Häuptling unseres gallischen Dorfs. Zum Glück ist fast ganz Gallien von den Römern besetzt, und diese haben ihre Thermenkultur mitgebracht. Wechselduschen
Vanja Antonijevic
An excellent comic, at #11. One of the more historically involved Asterix additions.

The Wiki summary:

"The book is inspired by the battle of Alesia, where the Gaulish warrior chief Vercingetorix surrendered to Julius Caesar. However, only the very end of the actual battle appears in the book - the main plot concerns what happened after the battle.

The book begins with Vercingetorix conceding his defeat to Julius Caesar. He throws his weapons at Caesar's feet - or rather, on Caesar's feet. In pain
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
È la storia di una quest imprevista (la cerca dello scudo di Vercingetorige), ma a tenere insieme il racconto è anche il tema del cibo e dei rapporti squilibrati con esso: dalla ghiottoneria che costa la salute al capo Abraracourcix al duro regime di dieta a cui è costretto nello stabilimento termale in cui si reca a curarsi, dalla reazione degli altri pazienti di fronte ai pasti “normali” di Asterix e Obelix alle specialità dell’Arvernia. Quanto il cibo sia importante in questa storia lo dimost ...more
Another wonderful funny adventure with Asterix and Co. Watch hiding out! Watch bathing! Watch boar hunting!

Love those names.
Vasco Ribeiro
História: O chefe (nesta edição Matasétix)ficou com dores de estômago num dos tradicionais grandes banquetes da aldeia. O Druida manda-o ir para as termas em Aquae calidae (vichy), na região de arverne. Obélix e astérix acompanham-no mas como não se submetem ao mesmo regime de legumes, são expulsos das termas pelos doentes. Vão então visitar a região, incuindo gergóvia (porque Alesia, sítio em que os gauleses foram derrotados, ninguém conhece). encontram um enviado pessoal de Júlio César e batem ...more
David Sarkies
The conflict between progress and the ideal
25 August 2013

I didn't like this particular album as much as I did the others, though the story was still quite good, particularly with the rather interesting twist at the end. Actually there are a few twists in this story, and it does take time for the actually plot of the story, that is the quest for the shield of Vercingetorix, to come to fruition. Basically, after Vercingetorix threw his arms and armour at Ceaser's feet (which ended up being quite
Why I decided to read this book:
I was in the library on friday afternoon and I wanted something light to read, also I enjoy Asterix and Oblix novels.

Which category on the bingo board this completes:
A graphic novel (I think, please tell me if I am wrong)

What I like about this book and why:
I liked how factual this book is for example The book is inspired by the battle of Alesia, where the Gaulish warrior chief Vercingetorix surrendered to Julius Caesar. I also like how easy and enjoyable the book
Maar drie sterren. Wel goede parodieën en grappen, maar zodra je al weet dat de vreemdeling die het schild kreeg Abraracoursix was, verliest de slot zijn kracht. Minder goed herleesbaar dan de meeste Asterix episodes dus.
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!
Mikko Saari
The main twist of the plot was fairly obvious from the page one, but the story was nevertheless funny. Solid Asterix album - no complaints, but I wouldn't consider this one of the best, either.
Edward Davies
Asterix's search for a stolen shield is fun and filled with historical gags that might go over the heads of most children but will garner smiles from older readers in the know.
Altro capolavoro di Goscinny & Uderzo, altra mitica avventura di Asterix & Obelix. Stavolta i nostri eroi accompagnano il loro capo Abraracourcix alle terme per fare una drastica cura e per mettersi in salute, visto che beve e mangia senza limiti. Ma da qui inizia una nuova avventura, infatti scoprono che Cesare vuole umiliare gli Arverni e per evitarlo Asterix & Obelix vanno alla ricerca del mitico scudo di Vercingetorige.
by coincidence during my last visit to france i was in the place were it all supposed to have been taken place.
the defeat of the gauls by the romans.
all gauls? no no no etc.
Chief Vitalstatistix is ill. It's another of brilliant ones from Goscinny. Laughter, wine, boar, shield, and treatment. A laughing hurts none
Lakatos István
Eddig talán ez a legjobb,és nagyon tetszett, hogy a fő sztori nem a legelején bukkan fel mint megoldandó probléma, hanem egy teljesen más alaphelyzetből alakul ki.
Saint No Stopping Us

Five out of ten. CBR format.

Caesar decides to show the Gauls who is boss by parading on an ancient Gaulish shield. But no-one knows where it is or who has it.

Denim Datta
book 11 of Asterix is as good and hilarious as the rest. Awesome book.
so, it was vercingetorix's! may the sky fall on our heads!
my favorite part is the state-of-the-art 'intercom' system. HAHAHAHAHAAHAAKHK! been reading Asterix since i was in grade school, but i've only read the Indonesian version of Asterix comics when i was already in college. my mother used to get me the english version which was terribly funny. the Indonesian version, however, needed some adjusting in my brains. but it was as funny (if not funnier) especially if you have enough Sundanese language understanding because apparently the translator was a ...more
Stefanus Andre
It probably has one of the funniest opening scenes out of all Asterix and Obelix series.
Vitalstatix goes on a diet!
Jun 08, 2011 Krishnendu rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: asterix, comics
Of all the asterix books that I have read till date, this one will not be at the top of the list.. the storyline was a bit monotonous.

what I like about all the asterix books was also present in this book like the description of the places, the small small technical humors (e.g. the intercom system in this book), the funny depictions of the events, the sketches. So I give this book three stars.

Overall a good and enjoyable book to read at leisure like all the other asterix comics

Episode qui fait cette fois, la part belle à Abraracourcix, envoyé en cure thermale suite à une crise de foie (qui fournit le prétexte à des scènes de gueuleton à léguer à la science) et que nos héros accompagnent.

S'en suit le développement d'un récit, tout entier centré sur l'histoire du bouclier de Vercingétorix (le vainqueur de Gergovie)

Une chose de sûre, ce n'est pas avec cet album qu'on apprendra où se trouve Alésia parce que : "ALESIA ? CONNAIS PAS ALESIA !"
Asterix the Chieftain's Shield – Turns out Chief Vitalstatistix has been riding around on Vercingetorix’ forfeited shield; what alternate proof can Caesar use in a Gaulish triumph?
Karhum Ghassan
I never knew that Asterix never knew about the chief was always standing on it hahahaha I don't know even if chieftain is a word........... I don't really understand the first page but I got to understand it more after I was at the end of the book.
C'est jusqu'ici un des Astérix que j'ai trouvé le plus rigolo. Juste la partie sur les douleurs aux foie du chef m'a fait énormément rire. Pour ce qui est de l'histoire, il n'y a rien à dire à part le fait qu'elle est assez simple. Ce fut un plaisir de lire cette BD.
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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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