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Obélix et compagnie
René Goscinny
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Obélix et compagnie (Astérix #23)

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Watch out! Julius Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town. But will wealth and success bring the Gauls happiness...or trouble?
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 1987 (first published 1976)
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One of the few missing from my dad's collection when I was a kid, I only had a few pages to go on.

Here is one of the few instances where there's actually a decent plan to take down the Gauls...this time, revolving around commerce, and the menhir.
A Roman economist tells JC (Julius Caesar) that they could keep the Gauls distracted from fighting by making them ruled by coin...ergo, the menhir trade takes off, Obelix becomes wealthy, everyone works for him or makes their own menhirs, which Asterix
Vasco Ribeiro
Os legionários junto à aldeia, sabem que não podem domar os gauleses por isso, desmazeladamente, só esperam que os venham render. César em roma pensa numa nova estratégia: Tornar os gauleses decadentes por causa do dinheiro. Isto é, se os gauleses estiverem a pensar em ganhar dinheiro, não pensam em bater nos romanos. um jovem, Caius Saugrenus, que estudou estratégia económica, é enviado à Gália e lança-se na compra de menires a Obélix, oferece-lhe sestércios, e como obélix tem que produzir deix ...more
Nella ventitreesima avventura degli irriducibili galli stavolta si affronta la tematica del liberalismo, dove vediamo Obelix che lentamente si allontana dal suo migliore amico Asterix per colpa del vil denaro, vendendo i suoi menhir ai romani. Una tematica simile, la cupidigia, era già stata affrontare nella storia "Asterix e il paiolo" e, indirettamente, in "Asterix e lo scudo degli Arverni". Palese è la cocente ironia sugli uomini di marketing che con i loro grafici ti spiegavano come vendere ...more
Berdasarkan saran dari Propesterus alumni Latin School of Economics, Julius Caesar memakai taktik ekonomi untuk mengalahkan orang-orang Galia pemberani ini.

Menhirs yang sebenarnya tak ada nilainya dibeli oleh Propesterus dari desa Galia, dengan harga tinggi yang terus dinaikkan. Hal ini menimbulkan kekacauan pada masyarakat Galia yang berubah orientasi ekonominya dari cara tradisi barter ke penggunaan mata uang. Dari masyarakat yang kental kekeluargaan dan gotong royong menjadi makhluk2 ekonomi
Vanja Antonijevic
Excellent story with...wait for it... an actual message. That's right, it's a comic strip with a goal in mind. But what is the goal? Answer: Marxism.

Well, this may be gowing a bit too far, but as Wiki notes:

-The book is a parody of capitalism as, while Obelix could hunt boar before, he begins to overwork for the purpose of buying them (and ridiculous clothing). This pointless circle of money is something Obelix never understands in the first place, when all this stress could be prevented by sim
The Romans decide to use Obelix’s notoriously useless menhir business against him: a Roman agent arrives at the Roman camp and persuades Obelix to sell him menhirs at high prices, in hopes that the new flow of wealth and prestige will create competition and jealousy that will eventually corrupt and undermine the village. The resulting boom in the previously non-existent menhir trade creates a wide array of amusing problems for both the Gauls and the Romans.

A hilarious tale with a clear lesson ab
Obelix replicates the model of the boom/bust economy in the Menhir market. Could those cunning Romans be up to something? Yes. With gratuitous violence and flamboyant clothing.

A bit similar to Mansion of the Gods.
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!
Redwan Orittro
Fresh and witty. This is the first ever Asterix story I read. I am 23 so I would say I deprieved myself of the characters all this time. The story line is catchy and whitty. A good laugh.
Denim Datta
23rd book of Asterix Obelix series. Funny story, but not LOL humors.

Obelix and Co.
Stefanus Andre
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Tyrell Patrick
This is a very funny book with discipline in the Roman camp becoming lax as they get used to a procession of flamboyant Gauls entering their garrison and the absurd clothes the Gauls wear when they become rich are hilarious. This is one of the best in the Asterix series with its satirical look at marketing, capitalism and greed. The Romans are determined to rid themselves of their Gaulish problem and employ Caius Preposterous to corrupt the Gauls by creating huge demand for the useless menhir. D ...more
Bunga Mawar
Waktu mengajar materi perubahan sosial, saya langsung terpikir untuk memanfaatkan cerita ini!

Saya minta murid-murid saya menyusun urutan yang benar bagaimana warga desa Asterix yang tidak punya uang (karena tidak butuh) kemudian berlomba-lomba menjadi wirausaha bidang batu menhir :) Selain saya singgung tentang teori permintaan dan penawaran (ala Romawi yang ngawur di buku ini), mereka juga saya minta menganalisis asal mula kata-kata ini: "Kenapa kamu orang bicara seperti itu, toh?"

Kocak abis,
Veronica Molina
Jajaja... excelente como hablan de los tiempos de hoy... "Nadie se atrevería a vender algo inútil"... =)
Saint No Stopping Us

Seven out of ten. CBR format.

Demand for menhirs suddenly goes through the roof and Obelix has little time for anything but business. What can Asterix do?

Edward Davies
So much fun to see more of Obelix in this great comic collection!
"si vis pacem, buy menhirs" - preposterous
Para mí, una de las mejores historias de Astérix.
It was good. There isn't really laugh-out-loud humour so I won't say 4 stars. Over all, it's a satire on capitalism and I didn't get some jokes.

some interesting twists:
Asterix and Getafix introduce the competitive market.
Impedimenta insists on being dropped off at the shops on her husband's official shield.
Preposterous (Roman finacial adviser) is a caricature of someone...I'm not sure
Menhirs are marketed in Rome as a luxury commodity.
Competing Roman menhir hits the market including an Egypti
Murat Coşkun
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Ini adalah buku Asterix & Obelix yg paling terakhir saya beli, sekitar jaman SMP (taon 93-95) skr dah ilang entah kemana karena uda pindah rumah.

Yg masih jelas teringat dari cerita ini adalah, bangsa romawi mencoba menyibukkan bangsa galia dengan membeli menhir sebanyak2x-nya dari galia meski sebenarnya mereka gk tau mau dikemanakan menhir2x itu kekekeke..

Entah berapa liter tinta dan berapa drum bir yang habis utk membuat komik ini hohoho..
Obelix Co. – an excellent companion to Asterix and the Cauldron, flipping the premise to the side of capital; as a recent Roman business school grad prompts Obelix to mass-produce menhirs for Roman consumption
"The following passage will be difficult for those of you unacquainted with the ancient business world to understand, especially as, these days, such a state of affairs could never exist, since no one would dream of trying to sell something utterly useless..."

Hahahahahaha... What a hoot?!

One of the best satires i've read on capitalism.

And oh, Obelix & Co., has its use - unlike the menhirs. *grin*
Ce que j'ai tiré de ce livre c'est que le capitalisme c'est mal et ça rend décadent. Rendre décadent les gaulois, c'est la solution pour les vaincre selon ce tome des aventures d'Astérix. Quelle idée ridicule!!! Tout le bien de cette BD part en fumée simplement à cause de cette idée stupide. C'est une des pire histoire d'Astérix depuis le début.
During my childhood, every summer holiday meant a visit to my grandparents house, which had a library of sorts, and a reunion with all my beloved characters from the Asterix and Obelix series. I never get bored of reading these, I've probably read them all a gazillion times over and enjoyed them immensely every time ...
Watch out! Julius Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town. But will wealth and success bring the Gauls happiness...or trouble?
Great book. Absolutely great, I read it about 50 times in a week. I recommend it to readers who love graphic novels. I have read most of the asterix series and I loved them all. It has everything a graphic novel has. It is the best example of a good author and illustrator. Loved it
Nic :-)
Encore un album qui prend tout son sens quand on est suffisamment mûr pour le comprendre. Satyre du monde de la finance et de la spéculation, cette album est complexe sur le fond, mais très abordable dans sa forme.

"Vous y'en a avoir compris ?" Comme dirait l'autre.
Karhum Ghassan
Julius Caesar has made his most cunning attack on the Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by teaching big business in their little town. But will richness and success bring the Gauls happiness...or trouble?
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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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