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Jean-Yves Ferri

Author of Asterix and the Picts

27 Works 3,095 Members 67 Reviews

About the Author

Includes the names: Jean-Yves Ferri, Jean-Ives Ferri

Image credit: Jean-Yves Ferri at Lucca Comics & Games 2015 By Niccolò Caranti - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44770864


Works by Jean-Yves Ferri

Asterix and the Picts (2013) — Author — 707 copies
Asterix and The Missing Scroll (2015) — Author — 596 copies
Asterix and the Chariot Race (2017) — Author — 448 copies
Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter (2019) — Author — 387 copies
Asterix and the Griffin (2021) 301 copies
De Gaulle à la plage (1991) 27 copies
Larcenet le Sens de la Vis (2007) — Author — 5 copies


2022 (9) 21st century (30) adventure (28) Ancient Rome (8) antiquity (17) Asterix (237) Asterix series (18) bande dessinée (84) BD (208) campagne (14) cartoons (19) Celtic (10) children's (11) comedy (18) comic (184) comic book (22) comic books (9) comic strips (9) comics (190) fantasy (8) fiction (87) France (36) French (39) French literature (29) Gaul (25) graphic novel (46) graphic novels (17) historical fiction (15) humor (159) illustrated (11) Italy (9) Obelix (9) Picts (9) read (17) Scotland (16) series (13) strip (15) strips (17) to-read (26) translation (11)

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Mostaganem, Algeria



Interesting but also very short comic. Art and story follow the path set by original authors (Goscinny and Uderzo). Art is very close to the original - everything including gags and character comments.

But story is rather ... bland might be the best word (although teeny weeny bit too harsh). This is where comic falls short for me. It just starts and ends - if it weren't Asterix comic it could be any other.

Nevertheless if you enjoy Asterix stories give it a try.
Zare | 8 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
This time, the lads are off into the wilds of present-day Russia, because the Romans after after a griffin. (We actually see, later on, what the griffin really is -- it's not *quite* as off-the-wall as one might think, given some authentic discoveries). A little better than some of the later Asterix adventures, though that's not saying a good deal, since they lack the spark and flair of Goscinny and Uderzo at their peak. The role-reversal of strong women and weak men is played, a lot, a bit past the point of return.… (more)
EricCostello | 9 other reviews | Oct 24, 2023 |
The later Asterix adventures, the ones post-Goscinny and Uderzo, tend to be on the middling side. This one revolves around the daughter of the Gaulish chieftain, Vercingetorix, and our heroes' efforts to try to protect her, which of course come a cropper. Not bad, but not a patch on the early stuff in the series. Completists only.
EricCostello | 10 other reviews | Oct 24, 2023 |
Now that Uderzo and Goscinny have both passed away, as well as their brilliant translators Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, there's a temptation to view continued releases in the Asterix series as merely commercial exploitation. That's certainly not the case with Asterix and the Griffin.

In this story, Asterix, Obelix, Getafix and Dogmatix travel to Sarmatia, land of the Amazons, to help the local shaman fight off the Romans, who are seeking to capture their sacred griffin. The Amazons are unimpressed, saying fighting is women's work and, worse still, the magic potion has frozen in the bitterly cold climate of the steppes. Undeterred, the Gauls use their wiles instead, to once again trounce the Romans.

The art work is impressive, and there are lots of wry jokes in the characters names, as usual. The Amazon company cops a ribbing, and there are plenty of references to COVID as well. This entry easily earns its place alongside the works of Uderzo and Goscinny.
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gjky | 9 other reviews | Apr 9, 2023 |


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Associated Authors

Didier Conrad Illustrator
Manu Larcenet Illustrator
Thierry Mebarki Colorista, Colori
Andrea Toscani Translator
Vania Vitali Translator
Klaus Jöken Translator
Alun Ceri Jones Translator
Joe Johnson Translator


½ 3.7

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