Comic collection reviews: Asterix The Legionary


This is great adventure series from Sweden by  Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.  This is an English version published in Great Briton and translated into English.

The story follows Asterix and his sidekick Obelix both unconquered Gauls in their little village.  Getafix’s daughter Panacea returns to the village and tells them her finance’ Tragicomix has been forced to join the Romen foreign legion, so Asterix and Obelix go to Rome and then to Africa to find him and free him and bring him back home.

Asterix is the hero and is super strong when he drinks the magic potion made by Getafix.  Obelix is a simple minded strong man who fell into a batch of magic potion as a child and is an army into himself.

Hijinks ensue as they join the Roman army in order to find Tragicomix.  they take on the whole Roman legion and Caesar himself in order to free their friend.

The comic is a fun, adventure tale in the vein of Popeye in his heyday.  it has a lot of slapstick comedy and exotic locals.  It is a great read and well worth picking up.  You can find collections on Amazon for about 10 – 20 dollars.  These were made in the late 60’s and really capture the classic style of adventure comics from that era.  I highly recommend it, it has good artwork and an interesting storyline, so If your in the mood for something unique, than look it up and check it out for yourself.  Until next time true Believers. may your mug always be frosted and your root beer always foamy.

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