This is the most up-to-date collection of Asterix I have ever seen. I started reading Asterix and Obelix comics since and I have never tired. Asterix and the Laurel Wreath (). Les lauriers de César. Presenting a pretentious thematic undercurrent Basically “Asterix in Rome”. Becomes an. Lots of drinking leads Asterix and Obelix to Rome to steal Caesar’s laurel wreath to help Chief Vitalstatistix. To do so, they’ll have to sell.

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Asterix and the Goths Rene Goscinny. This also gives us some of those deliciously gruesome characters I so enjoy. Blink and you’ll miss the pirates’ cameo, but they do turn up, briefly.

I like it for just that reason. Chief Vitalstatistix rashly invites his brother-in-law to dine of a stew seasoned with Caesar’s laurel wreath, so Asterix and Obelix must go to Rome to fetch those laurels.

Asterix and the Laurel Wreath

I was so disappointed years later to hear the original where everyone has a dodgy spanish accent! It includes the usual number of subtle, humorous jokes, historical references Spartacus shows up at one point and excellent artwork. Hoping to get access to Caesar, they sell themselves as slaves – but can they do a deal with the corrupt Goldendelicius to swap the laurels for parsley?


Asterix in Spain Rene Goscinny. One of the fun parts about this series is the names. Some have suggested that huge amounts of research have gone into these albums, and also it takes us inside the home of a well-to-do Roman.

Caesar does not acknowledge the switch, but secretly “feels like a piece of fish”, which baffles him. Its a fudge but at least they try to face wrewth down as best they could. Retrieved from ” https: When the prosecutor announces the same initial speech intended by the defense lawyer, the latter calls for a suspension in proceedings.

Vitalstatistix and Orthopaedix bond early on over a shared dislike of their brothers-in-law and Lutetia. Asterix at the Olympic Games Rene Goscinny. Whatsisname ish ferpectly right!

And then things get a little more experimental near the end, with a scene set in the fog of early morning. That would be about 30 years off from the historical record.

Oct 26, David Sarkies rated it liked it Shelves: Recht hat er, der Dingsbums! How come I’ve managed to buy my son a 1st edition? As a result, Asterix and Obelix are thrown into the palace prison upon arrival; but escape during the night and search the palace for the laurel wreath, to no avail.


I would argue against that because, even though research has been done, the writers have wrath qualms in bending or distorting history to suit their purposes particularly with the jokes regarding Brutus that appear occasionally. Refresh and try again. View all 4 comments.

Asterix and the Laurel Wreath – Wikipedia

It just leads to so much fresh humour, the trial as Augie identifies being a great example. It works every time. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. It looks like he — actually, Marcel Uderzo see below — inked the panels in a pointillist style to mimic the effect of fog.

To ask other readers questions about Asterix and the Laurel Wreathplease sign up. Anyway, Impedimentia the Chief’s wife seems to be a little upset that her brother is a well to do merchant while her husband is the chief of a village that has basically rejected the Roman way of life. Paperback48 pages. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.