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Asterix and the Missing Scroll

(Astérix #36)

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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
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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…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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Matt

HISTORICAL SENSATION
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 s
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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
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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.
Alexandra
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic, humor
Skandal! Caesar hat bei seinem epochalen Werk "Commentarii De Bello Gallico", das wir alle in Latein durchackern mussten, ein wesentliches Kapitel unterschlagen: Nämlich jenes zum Dorf von Asterix und Obelix, das eben nicht erobert werden konnte.

Wundervoll vergnüglich wurden im neuen Asterix historische Ereignisse in die Welt der Gallier eingearbeitet und moderne Aspekte auf die alten Sitten adaptiert. Da gibt es einen Whistleblower namens Polemix, mit seinem nubischen Schreibgehilfen (Mammamia
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Mark
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
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Michael
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sequential-art
Ein Mann, der Herrn K. lange nicht gesehen hatte, begrüßte ihn mit den Worten: "Sie haben sich gar nicht verändert."
"Oh!" sagte Herr K. und erbleichte.

- Bertolt Brecht, Das Wiedersehen


Der letzte Asterix-Band, den ich gelesen habe, war noch von Uderzo & Goscinny, und es muss so ungefähr das Jahr 1973 gewesen sein. Empfehlungen und das Medienecho haben mich nun bewogen, den jüngsten Band DER PAPYRUS DES CÄSAR zu lesen, für den ein neues kreatives Team verantwortlich zeichnet.

Und die Überraschu
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Παναγιώτης Δεληγιάννης
Πολυ καλυτερο απο το πρωτο τους.
Μου αρεσε:Που προσπαθησαν να μεινουν πιστοι στην αρχικη ιδεα του αστεριξ και δεν ακολουθησαν την λογικη των αλμπουμ που εβγαζε κατα καιρους μονος του ο Ουντερζο.
Δεν μου αρεσε. Η φαση με τα περιστερια και τα απειρα υπονοουμενα για το τουιτερ. Ελεος.
Οι λεξεις που χρησιμοποιουσε ο ρεπορτερ. Οπως μεταφραστηκαν ηταν κουραστικες.
Οι χαρακτηρες ηταν λιγο πιο επιφανειακοι απο αυτους που εχουμε αγαπησει.
Αντε το επομενο να ειναι καλυτερο!!

(Τα δυο αλμπουμ τους ειναι πολυ κ
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Yann
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, france


Après une série d'épisodes pas toujours bien inspirés du dessinateur Uderzo, il semble que la saga des irréductibles gaulois renoue un peu avec la verve qui avait fait son succès. Un des grands ressorts, se moquer des stéréotypes nationaux, arrive à bout de course, faute de nouvelles contrées à explorer, mais il reste encore la veine satirique, les calembours, fausses étymologies et autres anachronismes pour donner de la matière à cet album plutôt bien ficelé. Les réseaux sociaux, internet et le
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Tanja
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.
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
J'adore lire les bandes dessinées d'Astérix. Avec mon père qui a toute la collection, c'était sûr qu'il allait acheté ce nouveau tome dans la série et j'en profite pour le lire.

Et puisque je suis malade aujourd'hui et que la lecture d'un livre serait trop pour ma tête qui ne veut pas vraiment se concentré, cette lecture m'apparaissait comme un bon compromis.

J'ai bien aimé ce tome et de retomber dans les aventures d'Astérix et Obélix. Ça me redonne le goût de relire toutes les BDs de la collectio
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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
R.B.
Nov 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: asterix, graphic
Representa uma subida de qualidade muito grande em relação ao anterior e pode-se comparar com o que a dupla Uderzo-Goscinny publicou sem ficar envergonhado.

Consegue equilibrar aquela dimensão de brincar com a lingua e abordar assuntos sérios que tanto apaixonam os apreciadores do original.

Não consegue, penso, criar ainda personagens e tiradas imortais, mas demonstra uma evolução no sentido certo.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Oct 30, 2016 marked it as to-read
Asterix and the Picts = Asterix and the Missing Scroll (Astérix #35), Jean-Yves Ferri (Text), Didier Conrad
Natacha Cunha
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O Papiro de César procura uma sátira à modernidade, apesar de manter uma base histórica, como é tradição. Gira em torno do livro A Guerra das Gálias, em que Júlio Cesar conta a história das suas campanhas na Gália, mas sobretudo de um capítulo suprimido que revela o segredo que o imperador procura esconder: César não conquistou toda a Gália. Um conhecido boateiro gaulês, de seu nome Gerapolémix, vai fazer chegar esse capítulo aos irredutíveis gauleses da Armórica, para que estes possam repor tod ...more
Cindy
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[read in Dutch] okay so backstory behind this: I used to hate reading till the ages of like 14/15 (yes so like two years ago I'm sorry) and the only things I would read were comic books, especially these ones. I love Roman times, and I love reading about them. Astrix and Obelix is just so fun and lights and the art is pretty as well and I quite missed reading these. I'm really happy I picked up the new comic.
Rui Alves de Sousa
O regresso das grandes aventuras de Astérix, com tudo o que o mestre Goscinny deu à série (e que Uderzo não conseguiu continuar com o mesmo brilhantismo): a sátira à modernidade, um humor cáustico e um divertimento incrível. Os gauleses estão mesmo de volta - e Didier e Conrad mostram que são os dignos herdeiros do património Astérixiano.
Elwen
Herrliche Persiflage auf Datensicherheit und Internetkommunikation .. eingebettet in eine typische Asterix-Geschichte. Macht Spass!
molosovsky
Besser als das erste Albums des neuen Teams Conrad & Ferri, wenn auch immer noch schmerzlich harmlos und voller alter Gägs.
Biondatina
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".
Fahad Ahammed
অযাসটেরিকস ভালো লাগে। ...more
Sandra Gallegos
Bueno, bueno, bueno, menuda MARAVILLA de cómic. Siempre me han encantado los cómics de Astérix, desde pequeña, pero es que me atrevería a decir que este es, si no el mejor, uno de los mejores de toda la colección. No sólo te cuenta una historia con los elementos propios del mundo de Astérix (jabalíes, romanos, peleas, trampas...), sino que, además, aprovecha para hacer una pequeña gran crítica a la sociedad actual, al menos en lo que al mundo literario se refiere. Bueno, y es que además hay tant ...more
David
Ich fand diesen modernen Bezug mit Wikileaks und Assange etwas merkwürdig. Bisschen Gesellschaftskritik darf ja sein, aber irgendwie war mir das zu "modern" und zu sehr mit dem Holzhammer, bisschen subtiler kann das schon sein. Schön fand ich, wie der Stil beibehalten wurden, auch ohne Uderzo/Goscinny, besonders zeichnerisch sehe ich keinen Unterschied zu den guten alten Bänden. Dennoch würde ich mir fürs nächste Mal insgesamt eine klassischere Geschichte wünschen, ohne Wikileaks oder Aliens und ...more
Miguel
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
Mais uma belíssima aventura de Astérix. Este, como os anteriores livros da era pós Goscinny e Uderzo, tem vários méritos: continuam divertidos, muito fiéis ao espírito e ao desenho dos originais (e também ao sentido de humor, bem comportado mas desenfreado e sempre muito adequado ao espírito dos tempos), e sobretudo fiéis à nostalgia dos leitores como eu, que reencontram em cada nova aventura e felicidade que sentiam quando os liam na infância.
Inês Beato
Está melhor que o anterior! A história está engraçada e as ilustrações continuam com muita qualidade, mas parece que falta sempre qualquer coisa face às obras assinadas pelos grandes Goscinny e Uderzo...
No entanto, é sempre bom ler um livro novo do Astérix, quanto mais não seja por toda a nostalgia e felicidade que sempre me trazem estas aventuras que me têm acompanhado a vida toda :)
Margarida
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
apesar da tradução dos nomes de algumas personagens (como o chefe da aldeia e o bardo - não me consigo habituar, confesso), é um excelente álbum. está recheado de piadas fantásticas baseadas em acontecimentos actuais, bastante humor, um traço fiel aos autores originais e um grande final.
Erdmannlibob
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Jean-Yves Fern und Dieter Conrad haben auch mit ihrem zweiten Asterix-Band eine tolle und sehr witzige Geschichte abgeliefert. So freut man sich auf weitere Bände des Duos :-)
Leslynn
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love this bunch of wacky, dysfunctional yet functional Gauls!
DaViD´82
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Druhé album po tom co na Asterixovi již nepracuje ani jeden z dua Goscinny - Uderzo. Omladina (ehm, ehm) však převzala štafetu více než důstojně. Dokonce tak moc, že je to kresbou, zápletkami i humorem (stále skvěle kombinujícím gagy pro děcka s nahláškovanými frky pro dospělé) neroznatelné od "originálů". Snad jen snaha o moderní narážky ve jménech je dohnaná trochu do absurdna; některé jsou skvostné a překladatel si s nimi vyhrál, u některých to je již za hranou lámání přes koleno (v čele s In ...more
it'chy
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: soft
hurray, cacofonix!
maybe next time he'll pay fulliautomatix back

maybe next time, geriatrix
Demetrios
Το σχέδιο εξαιρετικό, η όλη σύλληψη και το σενάριο αρκετά καλά (αν και θα μπορούσε να έχει πιο ενδιαφέρουσα εξέλιξη), και το χιούμορ καλούτσικο, με ορισμένα (πολύ λίγα) πολύ καλά ευρήματα. Γενικά μου θύμισε τις καλές παλιές εποχές των Γκοσινί και Ουντερζό, αν και χωρίς τη σπιρτάδα και τον καταιγισμό ιδεών που έχουν εκείνες οι ιστορίες. Τουλάχιστον οι δημιουργοί δεν κατέφυγαν σε ιδέες που προσωπικά τις βρίσκω ακραίες και εκτός ύφους, όπως στο «Και ο ουρανός έπεσε στο κεφάλι τους».
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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.

Other books in the series

Astérix (1 - 10 of 37 books)
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  • Asterix the Gladiator (Asterix, #4)
  • Asterix and the Banquet (Astérix, #5)
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  • Asterix in Britain (Asterix, #8)
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