Monday 25 January 2016

Ferri, Jean-Yves; Didier Conrad, Didier "Asterix and the Missing Scroll"

Ferri, Jean-Yves; Didier Conrad, Didier "Asterix and the Missing Scroll" (French: Le Papyrus de César) - 2015

"All of Gaul is under Roman control, except for one small village of indomitable Gauls that still holds out against the Romans."

I have loved Asterix for as long as they have existed. Well, for as long as I have known about them which was not long after the first editions came out. I even read a French one when I was in school. (Asterix and the Banquet or Le Tour de Gaule d’Astérix)

So, as every Asterix fan, I was sad when first René Goscinny died and then Albert Uderzo stopped working on them, as well. But I still had to get the next edition (even if I wouldn't, my husband wanted it anyway). The newest one is called "Asterix and the Missing Scroll". As all of the other Asterix stories, this one is about real life, this time about information control. A papyrus goes missing that reveals some hidden political story and a journalist goes looking after it. Julian Assange in Gaul? Why not, they've had the Romans there and the Vikings, they've been going through all sorts of history so far, why not take on the current affairs.

For any Asterix fan, this is a must.

List of all Asterix books so far:
Asterix the Gaul (1959) Astérix le Gaulois
Asterix and the Golden Sickle (1962) La Serpe d’or
Asterix and the Goths (1963) Astérix et les Goths
Asterix the Gladiator (1964) Astérix gladiateur
Asterix and the Banquet (1965) Le Tour de Gaule d’Astérix
Asterix and Cleopatra (1965) Asterix et Cleopatra
Asterix and the Big Fight (1966) Le Combat des Chefs
Asterix in Britain (1966) Astérix chez les Bretons
Asterix and the Normans (1966) Astérix et les Normands -
Asterix the Legionary (1967) Astérix légionnaire
Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield (1968) Le Bouclier Arverne
Asterix at the Olympic Games (1968) Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques
Asterix and the Cauldron (1969) Le Chaudron
Asterix in Spain (1969) Astérix en Hispanie
Asterix and the Roman Agent (1970)
Asterix in Switzerland (1970) Astérix chez les Helvètes
The Mansions of the Gods (1971) La Zizanie
Asterix and the Laurel Wreath (1972) Les Lauriers de César
Asterix and the Soothsayer (1972) Le Devin
Asterix in Corsica (1973) Astérix en Corse
Asterix and Caesar's Gift (1974) Le Cadeau de César
Asterix and the Great Crossing (1975) La Grande Traversée
Obelix and Co. (1976) Obélix et compagnie
Asterix in Belgium (1979) Astérix chez les Belges
Asterix and the Great Divide (1980) Le Grand Fossé
Asterix and the Black Gold (1981) L’Odyssée d’Astérix
Asterix and Son (1983) Le Fils d’Astérix
Asterix and the Magic Carpet (1987) Astérix chez Rahàzade
Asterix and the Secret Weapon (1991) La rose et la glaive
Asterix and Obelix All at Sea (1996) La galère d’Obélix
Asterix and the Actress (2001) Astérix et Latraviata
Asterix and the Class Act (2003) Astérix et la rentrée gauloise
Asterix and the Falling Sky (2005) Le ciel lui tombe sur la tête
Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book (2009) L’anniversaire d’Astérix et Obélix
Asterix and the Picts (2013) Astérix chez les Pictes
Asterix and the Missing Scroll (2015) Le Papyrus de César

Non-canonical volumes:
Asterix Conquers Rome (1976) Les Douze Travaux d'Astérix,
How Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion When he was a Little Boy (1989) Comment Obélix est tombé dans la marmite du druide quand il était petit

Needless to say, I guess, I've read them all.


  1. I use to love Asterix, haven't read one in years.

    1. I hadn't read one for ages, either, but couldnt' resist when the new one came out. I wanted to compare it with the original authors and it seems like it's just as great!

      Check it out, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.