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Asterix and Cleopatra by René Goscinny
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Asterix and Cleopatra (1965)

by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)

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Series: Astérix (6)

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When Queen Cleopatra promises to build the Roman emperor a new palace, Asterix and his Gallic cohorts get involved and end up outwitting the Roman army.
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Book 4 in the series
  stevholt | Nov 19, 2017 |
Cleopatra orders her servant, Edifis, to create a palace in three months, so he calls upon his druid friend, Getafix, to help him build it in time. It's a Road Trip to Alexandria for Getafix, Asterix, Obelix, and their puppy, Dogmatix.

Puns abound, artwork is great, what's not to love? ( )
  fuzzi | Nov 25, 2016 |
When Julius makes a passing comment to Queen Cleopatra that the Egyptians are a spent force in the modern world a wager is made that she can have the most fabulous palace built..and so the tale (the sixth on the series) begins...

Asterix and Obelix escort Getafix to Egypt to assist an old friend (Edifis) who has won the contract to build tha palace, only he is pretty shit at such things and he has his main rival (Artifis) as well as Julius himself trying to sabotage the construction.

Needless to say all things, as they always do, work out but I find this book harder to read than most as I have also seen the movie, and its funny when you grow up with a perception of how someone acts or talks only to be hugely disappointed when faced with the reality.

It is interesting to note that this book is the only time (other than when he fell into the potion as a child etc etc etc) Obelix has sampled the magic potion.

This book became a movie in cartoon form in 1968 (yet the book itself hadn't been translated into English until 1969) and then a live action movie in 2002. For those movie buffs the cover of the book is a parody of the Elizabeth Taylor movie Cleopatra's promotional poster. ( )
  scuzzy | Jan 10, 2011 |
Five out of ten. CBR format. Cleopatra promises Caesar that she can build the Romans a paace within three months. She'll need Asterix and Obelix's help if she is to keep that promise. ( )
  theboylatham | Jan 25, 2010 |
A typical Asterix and Obelix adventure in which they journey to Egypt with the wizard Getafix, to help an architect friend complete the Great Pyramid for Cleopatra. Fairly entertaining; I just don't care too much for the premise or the characters. Too much reliance on magic potion. ( )
  burnit99 | Jan 21, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Goscinny, RenéAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Albert UderzoIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, AndrewLettering worksecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Emond, IngridTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hockridge, DerekTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, AlunTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perich, JaimeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Asterix Omnibus 2: Asterix the Gladiator #4, Asterix and the Banquet #5, Asterix and Cleopatra #6 by René Goscinny

Asterix and Obelix - 6 in 1 (Spain/Britain/Cleopatra/Soothsayer/12 Tasks/Obelix & Co) by René Goscinny

Absolutely Asterix by René Goscinny

Asterix - Werkedition mit Lexikon - Band 1 und 2 - Asterix der Gallier / Asterix und Kleopatra by René Goscinny

Le avventure di Asterix 2 by René Goscinny

Asterix the Strong by René Goscinny

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