Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Review: Asterix and the Goths by R. Goscinny et al.

Asterix and the Goths by R. Goscinny et al.

Village druid Getafix is off to the annual druid convention. Asterix and Obelix decide to escort him just in case. At the convention, Getafix wins the Druid of the Year award for his strength potion (which is what makes Asterix and Obelix such great fighters). Normally, such an accolade would be a great thing. The only problem is the band of Visigoths who have come to capture the Druid of the Year and bring him back to Germania, where they can get him to help them fight the Romans. Asterix and Obelix are soon chasing after them, fighting Romans along the way. Will they get their druid back home to their Gaulish village? Of course they will, this is an Asterix comic. The journey is the joy with these stories, which feature plenty of Latin-ish jokes and other word play along with all sorts of comic reversals. This is a delightful read and worth picking up.

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