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Asterix , Bd. 11, Asterix u Obelix uf Irrwäge (Astérix #26)

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Without the powerful potion whipped up by the Druid Getafix, Asterix and his fellow Gaulish villagers would never have the strength to fight Caesar's legions.

Now Getafix has run short of rock oil—an essential ingredient in the concoction—and the merchant who sells it has forgotten his order. There's nothing left to do but have Asterix and Obelix prospect for black gold in

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Published October 1st 1997 by Egmont Ehapa (first published January 1st 1981)
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Frahorus
Apr 21, 2014 Frahorus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fumetti, asterix
Dopo Asterix e il grande fossato, Uderzo, rimasto solo, ha scritto e disegnato anche l'odissea di Asterix rendendo omaggio al suo caro collega e amico Goscinny scomparso (ritratto nelle sembianze di Saul Dané, il commesso di un mercante della Città Santa che conduce i Galli fino alle porte del deserto che porta in Mesopotamia) infatti i nostri irriducibili galli si sposteranno fino alla lontana Mesopotamia per recuperare l'olio di roccia, il petrolio, necessario per la preparazione della mitica ...more
Vitalia
Sep 24, 2016 Vitalia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humour, french
Another fun Asterix read.

Synopsis
Panoramix needs a special ingredient to make the magic potion but he ran out and now the Gauls are pretty defenseless.
At the same time, the Romans send a spy, Zerozerosix to Galicia to find out the secret recipe of the magic potion.
As Asterix and Obelix set out to find the missing ingredient Zerozerosix joins them and tries to stop them.

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It's a fun read as always, with a lot of jokes a bit ahead of their time. This one had Asterix and Obelix staying in Beth
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Mathieu
Jul 29, 2011 Mathieu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un peu monotone... Le passage dans le désert est le seul un peu distrayant, lorsque Astérix et Obélix croise successivement un florilège de peuples moyen - orientaux en guerre les uns avec les autres.

Le reste de l'aventure est à peine égayé par la présence d'un Zérozérosix parodiant (vite fait) James Bond.
Yves
Dec 07, 2011 Yves rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
Je n'ai pas détesté cette aventure d'Astérix. C'est certain qu'à la longue, les calembours m'énervaient. L'idée de la mouche était mauvaise et ne m'a pas du tout fait rire. Le clin d'oeil à Sean Connery était correct. Sinon en général, j'ai trouvé cette BD quand même pas si mal.
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!
Katie Koala
Oct 12, 2016 Katie Koala rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love asterix books they have history and funny cartoons!
Jaz
Jan 05, 2017 Jaz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good ripping fun ey
Apiwe
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Vasco Ribeiro
três estrelas apenas, porque o título em português está mal escolhido. Esconde o objetivo do título original: Astérix vai procurar petróleo ao médio oriente. parece ser a primeira história escrita apenas por Uderzo após a morte de Goscinny. O druida Panoramix perde um ingrediente fundamental para a poção mágica: óleo de pedra. Astérix vai ao médio oriente na galera de um já conhecido de outras andanças mercador fenício, aparecendo um druida espião - zerozerosix, com modernices de espião. é na pa ...more
Oscar
Apr 06, 2016 Oscar rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: français, bd
Le village gaulois est en grand risque, le marchand phénicien Épidemaïs a oublié de ramener de l’huile de roche à Panoramix ; malheureusement, celui-ci ne peut plus fabriquer de la potion magique sans cet ingrédient indispensable. Une expédition s’organise alors : Astérix et ses éternels compagnons : Obélix et le fidèle Idéfix, se lancent dans un périple qui les emmènera jusqu’à la Mésopotamie. Or, ils n’y iront pas seuls, le druide-espion Zérozérosix essayera par tous les moyens de faire tomber ...more
Karen
Apr 24, 2016 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kids aren't reading Asterix these days so I read one to see why. I found it a better read than I expected. I'm not sure kids today would get the jokes and the stereotypes, but to me as an adult, it all brought a smile. The characters all had terrific silly names that showed their nature.
The most brilliant part of the book was its dead-on accurate take-down of Western problem solving. The rock oil (petra oleum) helped create the magic elixir (a thriving economy). When Asterix and Obelix's societ
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Alex
Dec 12, 2016 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Heather
If I made the kids map this out...maybe I could count it as geography!

Another library sale find. My oldest had read a few from the library, which apparently they don't carry anymore so we bought it to preserve for (our) future generations. After he read it he INSISTED that I read it and placed it in front of me all day, for two days. I finally caved and read it. It was funny. There are some great plays on words that most kids won't get, for example, the trader's name is Economikrisis, but I sure
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Manuel Chiofi
Feb 25, 2016 Manuel Chiofi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ancora una volta Panoramix ha problemi con la pozione magica. Stavolta ha finito l'olio di roccia (cioè il petrolio). Asterix e Obelix accompagnati dal misterioso Zerozeroseix dovranno arrivare fino in Mesopotamia per portarne un po' a destinazione.
Secondo albo sceneggiato e disegnato completamente da Uderzo, l'Odissea di Asterix è il racconto di un lungo viaggio a tappe. Mai come prima d'ora la storia è ricca di colpi di scena e trovate ad effetto. Uderzo si diverte a far comparire facce famose
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Rae Stoltenkamp
Mar 15, 2016 Rae Stoltenkamp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you’ve never read any of the Asterix series and love the humour of Terry Pratchett then these books are an absolute must for you.

This particular tale of the adventures of Obelix and Asterix takes us from Gaul (France for the uninitiated) to Mesopotamia (area encompassing Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey) as the duo go in search of “petra oleum” while fighting off hordes of Roman legions. My favourite things from these books are: the character names (Ekonimikrisis is the name of the merchant), the
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Jerome
Mar 22, 2015 Jerome rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Asterix and Obelix travel to Judea to find oil, which is somehow one of the vital ingredients of the Gaul's magic potion. At the same time, the Romans send one of their agents (a clear parody of the Sean Connery version of James Bond) to infiltrate their mission. The book has many references to biblical-era Palestine (resting in Bethlehem, the hand-washing of the Roman prefect, etc.) We also see the return of Ekonomikrisis, and a hilarious parody of the conflict between the Akkadians, Hittites, ...more
Matthew Hunter
I've gotten so accustomed to ripping these Goscinny-less attempts by Uderzo that this one took me a little by surprise. It's better. The bit on warring in the Middle East between Medes, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Hittites is well done. I chortled. Wordplays continue to fall flat. The idea of finding alternative ingredients - beet juice - to replace volatile, dirty, and hard to find petroleum in the making of the secret potion made me happy. Overall, a good read. Still falls short of most Goscinny ...more
Bruce
Jul 15, 2010 Bruce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Asterix the Black Gold – A&O nearly die of exposure in the Arabian desert trying to obtain some “rock oil” for Getafix; prompting modern readers to ask, what good is this petra oleum, anyway?
Karhum Ghassan
Nov 20, 2012 Karhum Ghassan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I literally thought black gold was black gold haha sad it was oil I will never drink magic potion with oil because if i eat hot boar after I I would burn inside out inside By the way oil is .......... Oil which is urghhhhh no Odense oil but at the end I bet or should i say in no doubt Asterix was outraged
Frederick Tan
Without the powerful potion whipped up by the Druid Getafix, Asterix and his fellow villagers would never have the strength to fight Caesar’s legions. Now Getafix has run short of rock oil, an essential ingredient in the concoction. So the rush is on to get the vital ingredient before Caesar over run the little Gaul village by the seaside.
Saint No Stopping Us

Five out of ten. CBR format.

When Getafix runs out of rock oil, essential for magic potion, Asterix and Obelix go prospecting� for black gold in the Middle Eastern desert.

Natasha
Dec 21, 2014 Natasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Getafix has run out of rock oil, a vital ingredient in the magic potion which gives the villagers their strength. Asterix and Obelix have to quickly get more rock oil before the Romans learn about their situation.
Vicente L Ruiz
Possibly the beginning of the decline. I recall The Great Divide as being fun and having some of the depth Goscinny gave to Asterix's adventures, but Black Gold starts showing how sorely missed he was.
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Deboluccio. Ed è un peccato perché il personaggio dell’agente segreto Zerezeroseix (con la sua mosca) è notevole. Da antologia gli incontri nel deserto con i soldati accadi, ittiti ecc. che si sono persi… Ma, per l’appunto, da antologia (con la storia c’entrano poco).
Devero
May 11, 2014 Devero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una gran bella storia, divertente al punto giusto, ben equilibrata, e con la gag del deserto sovraffollato che ho sempre trovato geniale. Per tacere del finale, col druido Panoramix che se ne esce con quella scusa...
Verity
Mar 07, 2009 Verity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: asterix
Another fav Asterix adventure, in Mesopotamia. The cover says it all. The poor camel is dismayed (oh no... him again ?!?), overworked & too exhausted to carry obese Obelix, so the camel rides on Obelix's back for a change. Classic.
Fractalhead
Apr 21, 2014 Fractalhead rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kisah perjalaan Asterix dan Obelix (plus Idefix) ke Timur Tengah mencari minyak sebagai bahan penting bagi ramuan ajaib Panoramix. Bagian terlucu saat Obelix menjelaskan soal babi celeng pada orang yahudi yang menganggapnya tidak kosher.
Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA
Pas ſi bien que les hiſtoires de Goſcinny ou le dernier volume (en 2 015 mars, c’était « chez les Pictes ») lequel n’était que superviſionné par Uderzo), mais encore drôle.
Bubba
As always, good puns. Funny stuff about the contentious ethnic mish mash of the Middle East and oil.
Arkadiusz  Frankowski
Great comic book with a lot of fun to read. If you are a comic book fan, it is definitely basis for you
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