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SO i just got in the post today the first Asterix book called Asterix The Gaul!!!

People have told me before how good they are, but i did not believe the hype until now!!

I have decided i need a place to rant about how interesting it is, and also to spread the news abotu Asterix to my fellow USAnian that have not yet fallen for the little gaul yet!

Information for the Not-yet informed


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Ah, memories Smile


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They are a great way to brush up on your French, if you are an English-speaker who learned French in an English school.

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i love asterix. that is all.


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*violent rush of nostalgia*

Asterix and Cleopatra was the very first one I read (borrowed pilfered from my cousins, because as soon as I laid my eyes on it, I knew they wouldn't part with it voluntarily). And I had a total little girl crush on the Queen of Egypt. Smile

And then I discovered there were more. Lots more!

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This looks really fascinating. The last Gauls fighting Romans with superhuman strength taken from the potion of a Druid ... Asterix going all over the world and even meeting extraterrestrials and going to Atlantis?

I wish I could have read these when I was kid. Hell, I would even read them now. Smile


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You SHOULD rad them now!!

I am pre reading them for my nephew to see if they are good enough for a 2 month old...that is what i have told people, and i will give it to him... eventually


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I first read then in my highschool German class. The teacher (who spook several languages) said that there are a lot of puns hidden in the translations.

I have been ordering them for my library.


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they were my first comic books!

i read everyone of them that was out by the time I was...about 15 (i started reading them earlier, but can't remember reading them after).

loved them.

can't remember any specifics (it *was* a long time ago!)


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I don't care much for some of the national stereotypes used for comic effect, but they're still great comics.


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I don't care much for some of the national stereotypes used for comic effect, but they're still great comics.


I never thought of that! I mean, things like that didn't cross my mind as a kid, and I haven't read them as a grown up. Suddenly I'm thinking I probably shouldn't, either! I have a vague memory of stuff in them that I might even think of as racist these days.

It always sucks so much to rediscover your childhood favourites only to get weirded out or disappointed...


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This looks really fascinating. The last Gauls fighting Romans with superhuman strength taken from the potion of a Druid ... Asterix going all over the world and even meeting extraterrestrials and going to Atlantis?

I wish I could have read these when I was kid. Hell, I would even read them now. Smile

find them and read them. read them ALL. they are amazing.
 
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The old ones are great..
The new ones I really didn't enjoy. In my opinion they deteriorated when one of the original authors died..
 
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ooooohhhh DM and i went to this used comic and book shop near Notting Hill this weekend and i got Asterix 3-6! They are in very good condition and they were £5 each, but when I asked the counter man he left me have all 4 for £15!!!!

I ahve a lot of reading to do!


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The old ones are great..
The new ones I really didn't enjoy. In my opinion they deteriorated when one of the original authors died..


I totally agree with that. When the writer(René Goscinny) died, Albert Uderzo, the cartoonist, decided to start writing new stories. Those new ones really suck.

And if the old ones were gently mocking national stereotypes, the new ones (especially the last one) are clearly racist.
Sad.


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Originally posted by moni:
The old ones are great..
The new ones I really didn't enjoy. In my opinion they deteriorated when one of the original authors died..


I totally agree with that. When the writer(René Goscinny) died, Albert Uderzo, the cartoonist, decided to start writing new stories. Those new ones really suck.


Very true. They have much crazier, out-of-hand storylines, and they're not half as funny.

Also, if you like Goscinny's work, you might enjoy Lucky Luke - the comics, not the film.


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heh

I was a fan of both asterix and lucky luke

Both when I was a kid I ran through them at our local and school libraries, probably when I was about 7-10? Them and Tin-tin were favorites, I even liked the asterix movies.
 
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heh

I was a fan of both asterix and lucky luke

Both when I was a kid I ran through them at our local and school libraries, probably when I was about 7-10? Them and Tin-tin were favorites, I even liked the asterix movies.


i never got away with tin-tin.

but astrix and mandy annuals were my first introduction to comics.


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I prefer to live in a country that's small, and old, and where no one would ever have the NERVE to wear a cape in public, whether they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or not.

the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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My dad had both TinTin and Asterix books from when he was a kid and then a college student in Europe. I used to read them at lunch on Saturdays.

Now that I'm older, some of the racial sterotyping does bother me, but they're more nostalgia than anything else (and since I've bought Asterix in French, a chance to keep up my language skills).

The best thing about Asterix for me is how the translators either made the puns work or found equivalent puns to work in English!


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