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Asterix: Le Ciel Lui Tombe Sur La Tete [Hardcover]

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Asterix: Le Ciel Lui Tombe Sur La Tete by Albert Uderzo

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Pages   89
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.75"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 5, 2005
Publisher   Hachette Book Group USA
ISBN  2864971704  
ISBN13  9782864971702  

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More About Albert Uderzo & Rene Goscinny

Albert Uderzo Albert Uderzo (French pronunciation: ​[albɛʁ ydɛʁzo]; Italian: [uˈdɛrtso]; born 25 April 1927) is a French comic book artist, and scriptwriter. He is best known for his work on the Astérix series, but also drew other comics such as Oumpah-pah, also in collaboration with René Goscinny.

Albert Uderzo was born in 1927.

Albert Uderzo has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Asterix
  2. Asterix (Orion Paperback)
  3. Asterix Omnibus

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Ridiculous, xenophobic attempt to fight manga  May 10, 2006
I thought that it wasn't possible to go lower than "Ast?rix et Latraviata" and "La Rose et le Glaive", but again Uderzo outdoes himself. As a lover of the original series and even some books of the "new" series ("La Gal?re D'Obelix" and "Le Fils d'Ast?rix" come to mind), this new adventure of Ast?rix has distressed me.

Even for BD professionals the idea that the ocident must unite and fight the japanese manga writers seems idiot to me. But worst, it shows Uderzo as a bearer of the worst stereotypes the french are known about: their racism, their xenophoby and their ignorance. This is even stranger as Goscinny coped without problems with all european nations and even with the egyptians and native americans - treating all of them with the due respect. (D**n, at "Le Domain des Dieux" one of the most dignified characters was an african man!)

And finally, topping over one of the worst scripts I've ever read on the world of BD, there is the hommage to Walter Elias Disney. When taking a look on this book for the first time, before reading it, I found it most strange. However, after going through "Le Ciel..." it is very appropriate - perhaps even unavoidable. (No, this is not a praise.)

The only thing that remains from this is a enormous headache - after all, after reading this I feel as the sky had fallen over my head. I would give it zero stars if it was possible; as it is not, it gets the lowest rating possible.
What's going on here?  Oct 20, 2005
This is no longer the Asterix we have come to known over the past few decades. This is something... weired!

Instead of fighting Romans or travelling around the world, Asterix meets a bunch of aliens and... Superman clones. This is so terrible. Albert Uderzo has succesfully damaged his lifework by putting this volume of Asterix' adventures on the market.

Admitably, Uderzo is not the first European comic book artist to seek a new approach to well established characters. Even Hergé did so in one of his last Tintin books, "Vol 714 pour Sydney", or "Flight 714" as it is known in the US. Yes, there was an UFO in "Flight 714", but that story did work -- in contrast to this one.

As that golden bowl decends to Asterix' village, a threat even scarier than Cesar's legions looms over the gaul's world: unimaginative storytelling, boredom and idiocy...

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