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Asterix and the Missing Scroll

(Astérix #36)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  2,377 ratings  ·  246 reviews
Asterix, the Gaul is back for more funny, fast-paced adventure in this cheeky and energetic comic, the New York Times bestselling thirty-sixth Asterix album.

Julius Caesar has finished writing the history of his campaigns in Gaul. His publisher, Libellus Blockbustus, foresees a huge success ... but there's a snag. The chapter about Caesar's defeats by the indomitable Gauls
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 22nd 2015 by Orion
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Filipe The original text of the messages in french reads: "Des irreductibles" (from the indomitable) and "Papyr. loc. vill. gavl." (scroll is at the gaul vil…moreThe original text of the messages in french reads: "Des irreductibles" (from the indomitable) and "Papyr. loc. vill. gavl." (scroll is at the gaul village). But even in French the joke is lost for me, as the message seems just the same wether you inverse them or not...

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Story of the Gallic War a Hoax?

(Rome) As has been communicated to us from well informed sources the history of the Gallic War most likely must be rewritten. It seems like the author C.J.Caesar (✝55) omitted a whole chapter when he published his book De Bello Gallico !
In this chapter, which carries the number XXIV and is titled "Setbacks in the Fight against the Indomitable Gauls in Armorica", the years of unsuccessful fight of the Roman legions against the inhabitants of a
Sam Quixote
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Caesar writes his memoirs but is talked out of including the chapter on his greatest failure: the village of crazy indomitable Gauls that holds out against the Romans! Nevertheless, the scroll is leaked and Caesar sends his men to find it before its contents are revealed to the world and he is humiliated. Except the missing scroll has made its way to Asterix and Obelix…

Like all iconic characters, Asterix and co. continue to have adventures after their creators have died/retired. The new creativ
Philippe Malzieu
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buy a new Astérix is somewhere a regressive attitude. A memory of an happiness time. And Goscinny died. Goscinny, the soul of Astérix. He had worked at Mad Magazine. A monumental sense of humour, a graduated mechanics of gag, a real Latin culture. Since his death, we were a little orphan. We sought him in each new album.
And Uderzo decided to give up. Thus another team. The feature is slightly stiffer but it is rather well. Nostalgia should be given up. Times they are changing as said Dylan.
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of great French comocs
Shelves: comics
For the 36th time Asterix the Gaul & his best friend Obelix have an adventure that have their origin in modern themes. Roman Emperor Julius Ceasar writes his memoirs but is advised for political reasons to leave out the chapter about his failures with a certain Gaul village. This left out chapter gets stolen and winds up in a certain village which leads to another adventure involving all usual suspects and the usual people get their behind kicked.

One would expect that a new Asterix the Gaul comi
Ahmad Sharabiani
Asterix and the Picts = Asterix and the Missing Scroll (Astérix #35), Jean-Yves Ferri (Text), Didier Conrad
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Now we're talking. Better than this team's first Asterix outing, Asterix And The Picts, and the best new Asterix album since The Flying Carpet. Eschewing the whimsy of the last few Uderzo-created titles, Ferri and Conrad take us back to the spirit of classics like The Bannquet and The Secret Weapon, pitting the little village against the machinations of the mighty Roman Empire. There is a topical note in the Wikileaks-like premise, but comedy and adventure are favoured over satire as the plot un ...more
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now I really want to reread the old ones again. This one was better than the other newer ones if you ask me but still hasn't exactly the same quality as the ones by the original writer and illustrator. ...more
The second outing for the Ferri/Conrad partnership sees Julius Caeser write his famous book about the Gallic Wars! However, he's told to edit out the part about the Village of Indomitable Gauls and instead claim he conquered all of Gaul...certain parties are keen to preserve the real story. Typical shennanigans ensue, complete with long-suffering legionaries, arguments between villagers, pirates, violence, puns, irony and irreverence. The whimsy is dialled down compared even to its immediate pre ...more
♛ Garima ♛
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At last, this one is the final!

Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Our friends with Panoramix has to travel into the forest of Carnutes where they meet with the old druid Archae0pterix in purpose to record a scroll of the truth Gaelic wars and the Julius Caesar defeat, to his memory, because "Written passes, words remain". ...more
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love this bunch of wacky, dysfunctional yet functional Gauls!
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
A new book for me, in the Asterix after so long. I came to realise that I now find the stories two dimensional, with boar eating, fighting and pirates, and so not holding the same lure. Yet, I enjoy the open ended adventures the trio have gone on, Dogmatix's antics and imagining life in the village.
I found the colour here, with new authors, brighter than my faded memory, whether it be new technology or not. While the story can be a bit stiff in places, I thought they have done a remarkable job
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: portable
hurray, cacofonix!
maybe next time he'll pay fulliautomatix back

maybe next time, geriatrix
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Asterix and the Missing Scroll bought back a massive wave of nostalgia, in all the good ways. This was my childhood, though admittedly that mainly consisted of watching the animated movies (in German, which made reading the English album interesting given some of the differences in character names) with my father. Turning each page just made me happy.

There is something bittersweet of about reading and Asterix scroll now when apart from the films the only other time I recall me trying is the firs
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humour
Where the previous book (Asterix and the Picts) was solid, this one confirms that Ferri and Conrad both understand the tradition they are working in and, more importantly, how to move it forwards. (And Anthea Bell manages to maintain her own high standards of translation too.)

My sole comment on the content is that p15/16 actually had me crying with laughter. Which is all you could ask for, really.
Barry Bridges
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bd
Asteroid back to form under it's new creators! Even the translated puns worked, which is something that often lets these translations down. Conrad captures Uderzo's style perfectly and Ferri finds Goscinny's form! Laugh out loud funny ...more
Neelini Sarkar
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok, asterix is always funny, and this one did not disappoint me with its sharp oneliners. The only flaw if any was that it he story lacked action and adventure, the subject was a little bland, because no one seemed to care much about the memoirs anyway.
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice story about media, communication and whistle blowing, with lots of hilarious allusions, e.g. to Twitter or out-of-order delivery of packets in computer networking. Also, the German translation is really well done.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, doulce, graph
Goscinny and Uderzo — without Goscinny, and without Uderzo…
Federico Kereki
Back to the old style of Asterix adventures, much better than the latest Uderzo-only stories.
excellent drawing just like the old authors made it. excellent story line connecting actualities with history.:-)
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
Not quite comparable to the original Asterix stories but a good comic in its own right.
2015 Popsugar reading challenge : a book published this year
2015 Read Harder challenge : a book published this year
Matthew Palmer
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I was excited to see another Asterix book, but on reading it I felt it lacked the charm that the previous series had. The artwork is seamless and follows the style of the originals faithfully, but the dialogue and jokes seem a bit hit and miss. I found myself chuckling at one or two jokes such as when Asterix, Obelix and Getafix meet with the old druid to record a scroll to his memory who is obviously going senile. I'm can see the new authors and writers are trying to capture the original feel o ...more
Arkapravo Bhaumik
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I read it for the Julian Assange references, Confoundtheirpolitix is a loveable radical who wants to take on Rome all by himself. He lands up at Armorica while being chased by the Romans, and accidentally meets our heroes. This character was very nearly named Wikilix, but the authors went with Confoundtheirpolitix. Jokes are plenty, and it made me giggle often, but the plot and the ending is not very convincing and the story did not weave together as I was expecting
... by Toutasis!!
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even as an adult, I can't help but laugh at these books. As always, Julius Cesar is trying to protect his reputation - this time by censoring a chapter from a war memoir that tells of his humiliations by the undefeated Gauls. Of course... his efforts don't go so well! Our heroes travel to the forest where Panoramix learned his druidic arts and the very end includes a surprise guest appearance. But you'll have to read it for yourselves to see who shows up! ...more
Kumar Ayush
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was difficult to finish because French, and had to refer to dictionary quite a lot but overall you still enjoy the experience because it's Asterix, in it's most original form.

It does have the classic comic trait that small elements in the story end up being advantageous to the protagonists during climax, which I find really enjoyable.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately this is one of the duds among the most recent Asterix books: The plot is a bit boring, the political humour is about as subtle as a wooden hammer to the face and way too focused on one specific event rather than a larger trend, meaning that in a few years it'll be barely comprehensible to a lot of readers, and even the puns feel forced. ...more
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You cannot rate an Asterix book any less than 5 stars anyway! This newest offering has its share of puns, laughs and ingenious situations (and an astrologer!). Best not to judge but enjoy Asterix, Obelix and team on their new adventure.
Derelict Space Sheep
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, humour

Apart from somehow not packing quite as much into each story, the new Asterix adventures of Ferri and Conrad are superb in capturing the spirit of Goscinny and Uderzo. Our heroes must reinstate to posterity a chapter excised from Caesar’s Gallic memoirs.
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Jean-Yves Ferri is a French writer, designer and colourist of comic books.

In 2011, he was chosen as the new lead writer for the Asterix series created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. He and illustrator Didier Conrad have so far produced four new books in the series.


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