Asterix , Bd. 11, Asterix u Obelix uf Irrwäge (Astérix #26)
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...more
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.
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 ...more
Le reste de l'aventure est à peine égayé par la présence d'un Zérozérosix parodiant (vite fait) James Bond.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more