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Asterix and the Chariot Race

(Astérix #37)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  1,420 ratings  ·  183 reviews
Join Asterix and Obelix on a wacky new journey with your favourite characters, packed with laughs by the bucket-load and all the usual adventure and action!
Hardcover, English Edition, 48 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by Orion Children's (first published October 19th 2017)
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Sam Quixote
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it
A Roman Senator is shamed into defending the crumbling state of the famous Roman roads by proposing a chariot race across Italy. Thus the first Trans-Italic Race (an Ancient version of the Gumball Rally) is born with competitors including our Gaulish heroes, Asterix and Obelix!

Ah, sweet, pointless nostalgia - that’s what keeps me coming back to these new Asterix books despite not being nearly as good as the Uderzo/Goscinny originals! As they’ve done for three books now, writer Jean-Yves Ferri a
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic, humor
Was ich vom neuen Asterix halte? Er ist nett ([nettttt] ausgesprochen mit möglichst vielen T’s und einem etwas genervten Gesichtsausdruck garniert) und das ist genauso mittelmäßig bis beliebig, wie es sich anhört.

Warum ich glaube, dass ich ein faires Urteil abgeben kann, ist auch schnell erklärt:

1. Ich kriege nicht gleich eine Panikattacke mit Schnappatmung, wenn die typische Asterix Einleitung auf den ersten beiden Seiten fehlt, im Gegenteil, ich bin offen für Neues.

2. Ich bin auch keine reine
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Gianfranco Mancini

Vote: ☆☆☆

Just not as good as old Asterix comics from original inimitable authors Goscinny and Uderzo, but this new story from Ferri and Conrad was still a funny good one.

Just not compare it to the original ones and enjoy the read.

Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd-comic-manga

Je suis déçue!
Asterix c'est sacré pour moi. Quelque chose que j'ai partagé avec mon grand-père qui était un grand fan. Alors quand j'ouvre la BD et que je n'y trouve pas la page de présentation des personnages ni la page qui situe le village sur la carte entouré des camps romains et bien cela commence mal.
Ensuite, l'histoire est gentilllette... pas de quoi casser 3 pattes à un canard. Les références historiques et culturelles ne volent pas haut.
Et je me suis ennuyée ! Sérieux ! En lisant un
Harry Whitewolf
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: asterix-books
As a die-hard Asterix fan who knows the Gaulish world inside out, I still don't know how I feel about the series continuing without Uderzo. Part of me wishes the series had ended with the death of Goscinny, but then we wouldn't have had such classics as Asterix and the Magic Carpet, and ever since the news came out that Uderzo was passing on the mantle to these new guys, it just felt wrong. But here we are: Asterix is continuing whether I want it to or not, so of course I'm going to bloody read ...more
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: franceses, humor, bd
3,5 *

Gostei desta aventura de Astérix e Obélix, fez-me rir e acho que este álbum é um digno seguidor da tradição destas histórias, não faltando nada daquilo que estamos à espera.
Marc Kemper
Eigentlich schreibe ich hier selten bis nie Rezensionen zu den Büchern, die ich lese. Da ich selber Autor bin und meine Romane hier zu finden sind, finde ich es meist etwas seltsam, gleichzeitig über die Arbeit anderer zu richten. Bei Asterix möchte ich allerdings eine kleine Ausnahme machen. Mit Asterix bin ich, wie so viele andere hier ebenfalls, groß geworden. Asterix half mir nicht nur, lesen zu lernen, er brachte mich sogar halbwegs durch den so verhassten Lateinunterricht in der Schule.

Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, comic
I grew up with Asterix the Galliër and his friends, these comics were around when I grew up and I really enjoyed them. They are clearly European comics that have a firm rooting in the French soil. And their comics have always been a bigger part of my youth than the US based comics who in recent years have made their way across the ocean and are staring to replace the major place the European comics have. That said a new Asterix is always a major event. End even if the original creators are no lo ...more
Smassing Culture
Ολόκληρη η κριτική στο Smassing Culture

Η νέα εποχή και το ιστορικό πνεύμα του Αστερίξ

Οι περιπέτειες του Αστερίξ έχουν μπει για τα καλά σε μία νέα εποχή. Ο «Υπεριταλικός» είναι το τρίτο τεύχος που μας έρχεται, πάντα στις εκδόσεις Μαμούθκομιξ, από τους νέους δημιουργούς, Ντιντιέ Κονράντ (σχέδιο) και Ζαν-Υβ Φερί (σενάριο), μετά το «ο Αστερίξ στους Πίκτους» και τον «Πάπυρο του Καίσαρα». Καθώς η χρονική απόσταση μεταξύ των τευχών μικραίνει, δημιουργούνται ελπίδες για μία νέα πορεία, γεμάτη πολλές νέε
Cristina Gaspar
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, owned
Cresci a ler livros do Astérix, entre outros. Adoro a pequena e resistente aldeia gaulesa, o Obélix sempre chateado porque não pode beber a poção e o humor irónico e mordaz das histórias. Voltar a ler Astérix passados muitos anos foi reconfortante. É verdade que já não é a mesma coisa, as piadas e referências são mais actuais, mas é sempre bom acompanhar este duo e as suas aventuras.
David Sarkies
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comedy
A Pointless Competition
21 November 2018 - Adelaide

Well, it seems that we have now reached a point in the series where the original creators only appear as names on the album, since the illustrator and author are completely different people. Sure, one of the original two is dead, and the other has retired (though I have since discovered that Goscinny died around 1977, and was the author, though Uderzo, the illustrator, retired from drawing back in 2011). So, what we have now is basically the adv
Ευθυμία Δεσποτάκη
Εξαργυρώνει παλιές ιδέες, ακολουθεί το παλιό πνεύμα. Not bad.
As good as the other new Asterix comics, maybe even better. So many laughable tiny details and puns. A must-read for Asterix & Obelix fans.
Rui Alves de Sousa
A terceira aventura de Astérix sem algum dos autores originais não é tão consistente como a segunda, mas é igualmente divertida e com apontamentos referências hilariantes. E de qualquer maneira, continua a ser superior a todos os álbuns assinados apenas por Uderzo.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cumple bastante más que los anteriores ...pero por Dios, que nadie lo intente comparar con esas joya de Astérix y Cleopatra, o Astérix legionario o tantos otros.

Las cuatro estrellas incluyen mucho de nostalgia, me temo.
Kai Schreiber
Die unverständliche Neigung, Klassikern nicht fortzusetzen, sondern stattdessen in Nostalgie und Best-Of-Referenzen zu baden, jetzt auch auf gallisch. Entbehrlich.

Extra-Malus für den moralischen Nebel, in dem der Zaubertrank nicht mehr dazu dient, gegen eine illegitime Besatzungsmacht die Oberhand zu behalten, sondern die gleichgestellten Konkurrenten aus dem Rennen zu werfen. Reflektionsniveau der Autoren: null.
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, favorites
Sou da geração que cresceu com as bandas desenhadas do Asterix (e do Tintim, Lucky Luke, Spirou, Michel Vaillant entre tantos outros) e foram estes os primeiros livros que li, ainda muito novo, quando tinha dificuldade em juntar as letras e completava a mensagem à minha maneira ajudado pelas imagens... depois veio a escola primária, com uma professora à moda antiga, que me ensinou e incentivou a ler "livros a sério sem bonecos" e que transformou a banda desenhada na minha mente quase como um pra ...more
Ανδρέας Μιχαηλίδης
Θα ομολογήσω πως ο Αστερίξ στους Πίκτους μου είχε φανεί μετριότατος, ενώ δεν έχω διαβάσει ακόμα τον Πάπυρο του Καίσαρα.

Εδώ, όμως, πιστεύω πως οι διάδοχοι των Gosciny και Uderzo βρήκαν επιτέλους τρόπο να παίξουν ικανοποιητικά τις "παρτιτούρες" των παλιών δασκάλων. Χιούμορ εύπεπτο αλλά όχι επιφανειακό, γκοσκινική αποτύπωση των διαφόρων λαών, παίζοντας μεταξύ παρελθόντος, παρόντος και διασκεδαστικών στερεοτύπων.

Το Ρωμαϊκό Δημόσιο αντανακλά κάθε δυσλειτρουργικό δημόσιο ανά τον κόσμο (ειδικώς θα έλεγ
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The breath-taking pace, the beautiful scenery, the cast representing a large variety of peoples from all corners of the Roman Empire, the tension caused by a chariot race over sub-standard pitholed Roman roads - an adventure that thrills Asterix fans. This book, the third by the new team of Ferri and Conrad, represent another break in the English Asterix tradition: it is the first one not translated to English by Anthea Bell. She is thanked in the colofon for "her wonderful translation work on A ...more
Ingrid Hermans
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ahhh de herinneringen aan vroeger!
Ik las de stripverhalen van Asterix zo vaak. Ik hield ervan.
Nog steeds, good memories <3
Sarah83 L
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ein Comic in bester Asterix-Qualität. 😉
Ascari Vau
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hélène Louise
Des efforts très louables pour honorer le célèbre duo Gosciny Uderzo, mais un album qui m'a ennuyée.
Les illustrations sont remarquablement fidèles, mais le scénario, les jeux de mots, les blagues, bien que parfaitement dans l'esprit des albums originaux, tombent à plat. Quelques petites trouvailles, mais c'est tout.
Bon, pas de surprise, je n'ai lu cet album que par curiosité : pour moi la série s'est arrêtée lors de la disparition de Goscinny et je n'ai jamais vu l'intérêt de la continuer !
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic, 2017
War ganz nett, hat mich aber auch nicht soo vom Hocker gehauen. Das kenne ich anders von Asterix & Co.
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-stars, read-2017
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kyllähän tämän luki, mutta ei nämä uudet tekijät vaan saa samaa kipinää liekkeihin kuin alkuperäiset tekijät. Yritystä on.
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Astérix siempre es BIEN.
Tania Cunha
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Para quem, como eu, só consegue gostar dos livros do Asterix da autoria de goscinny e uderzo, este livro foi uma boa surpresa. Apesar de não se comparar com nenhum dos da dupla original, andou lá próximo. Voltarei a ler
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
le meilleur des derniers asterix
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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.

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