Asterix the Legionary

Asterix the Legionary

Graphic Novel - 2004
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Obelix is in love - but the beautiful Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Who'd have expected to see Asterix in a legionary's uniform? When he and Obelix join up to rescue Tragicomix from North Africa, Centurions Nefarius Purpus and Dubuis Status don't know what's hit them. But the Gauls and their fellow recruits have a smashing trip abroad.
Publisher: London : Orion ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA by Sterling Pub., c2004.
ISBN: 9780752866215
0752866214
9780752866208
0752866206
Branch Call Number: j GN ASTERIX
Characteristics: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Uderzo

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 31, 2017

So author sugar coated fictional Roman Civil war.
Otherwise decent portrayal of volunteer multinational professional army.

red_chicken_231 Jan 03, 2016

SO funny! Asterix joining the legion! Obelix wants food (as always) and an Egyptian says funny hieroglyphics! Asterix is always fun!

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red_chicken_231 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99

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red_chicken_231 Jan 03, 2016

"My dear Obelix, you're in love!"

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ashti
Jan 08, 2014

these Egyptians are crazy

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red_chicken_231 Jan 03, 2016

In Asterix the Legionary, Obelix falls in love with Panacea, but she is already engaged to Tragicomix, a young man who has been taken away by Romans. Asterix and Obelix try to save him, joining the Roman army and making their instructors cry by their silly shenanigans. They end up going to a Roman camp in North Africa where Julius Caesar is planning an attack on Scipio, the Roman's enemy. They get help from a spy (with seafood souffle involved) and learn that Tragicomix has been taken hostage by Scipio. They are scared he is dead, but learn some hostages are taken in for questioning. They find him and return to that "little Gaulish village we know so well." Panacea is happy, she and Tragicomix get married, and (as always) they have a banquet.

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