Albert Uderzo - Asterix and the Falling Sky

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Feb 5, 2010
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Pros:Nice and shiny drawings, somewhat creative.

Cons:Quite odd for an Asterix, the story is unconvincing and strange, humor relatively lame.

The Bottom Line:

This Asterix is nicely illustrated. However, I think this is the worst Asterix in the series. Kids may see it differently though because the story tickles their imagination.


Asterix is probably the best known comic book series in the world. It is authored by the Frenchman René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. The series has been translated from French into hundreds of languages.

The Asterix comic books are set in Roman occupied Gaul 2,000 years ago. Asterix and his best friend Obelix lives in a small village close to the Armorican coast. The villagers have been able to resist Roman occupation with the help of a magic potion which gives them super human strength. Obelix fell in the potion as a child and therefore he has super human strength permanently. When I was a kid I read the various Asterix books that were available in Swedish at the time. Goscinny is no longer with us so Uderzo is now creating these books on his own. This is one of the comic books written and illustrated solely by Uderzo (in 2005). Naturally the one I am reviewing is the English translation.


The story of this adventure

The story begins with Asterix and Obelix hunting wild boars in the forest. On their hunt they encounter wild boars that are stiff like statues and after the hunt they discover that the villagers are also stiff like statues. They and the village druid are the only ones who are not stiff like statues. Next they discover a huge sphere in the sky and they guess it must have something to do with the situation.

It turns out to be a space alien Tadsilweny (Walt Disney) who has come to confiscate the magic potion to prevent it from getting into the wrong hands, for example, the hands of the Nagmas. Nagmas are a menacing space alien race that soon arrives in search for the magic potion. From there on the story gets more complicated and involves the aliens, the villagers, and the Romans.


My thoughts and opinions

This is a very unorthodox Asterix book in the sense that it involves space aliens, computers, androids, mysterious forces, and space ships. Asterix books are typically entirely set in the ancient world and the magic potion is typically the only truly odd feature in the books.

The strong points of this Asterix book are the illustrations. The drawings in all Asterix books are full of life, color, action, and details. However, in this comic book the drawings are of higher quality and higher resolution than usual. The story on the other hand is quite odd and seems to be out of character for the Asterix series. The humor is typically great in the Asterix books but in this book the humor is quite lame. I personally did not like this book. However, when I asked my son about the book he thought it was creative and that it was cool to see space aliens in Asterix. What the kids think matters the most after all. I can somewhat recommend it but buy the other Asterix books before this one.

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