How Obelix Fell Into the Magic Potion When He Was A Little Boy

How Obelix Fell Into the Magic Potion When He Was A Little Boy

Book - 2009
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The truth at last!
The world had to know the answer to the mystery that has been keeping it on the edge of its seat for more than two thousand years.
We all know that Obelix fell into the cauldron of magic potion when he was a little be ('We'll never hear the last of it!' as he often says) but we've never known how.
Well, the time has come...
And, given his involvement in this dark affair, we have asked Asterix to tell you everything.
So, fiat lux!

Publisher: London : Orion, c2009
ISBN: 9781444000269
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm


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Oct 22, 2014

Although this was written when Goscinny was still alive, whenever Obelix or the cast talk regarding how he fell into the magic potion, it specifies that it was when he was a baby.

And I also wonder if there were some typos overlooked in the book. On about page 11, last paragraph, "Sometimes the Romans..." the sentence is "It was a noisy scene as our dads used to her together shouting, "By Toutatis!" and "by Belenos!" and "These Romans are crazy!" " Page 22, 2nd paragraph " "Obelix!" I whispered turning back to the hunt[.] "Hide quick! Here comes the druid!" " Instead of "hunt" did Asterix mean "hut"? Another typo on the 4th last page, last paragraph, "Obelix, who was rubbing his tummy in a satisfied way, wasted no time. He hurried off to find out [our?] friends and tell them he'd like a return match."

But I felt Obelix's story would have been better had it been like the baby's one in Asterix and Son. According to this story, the villagers don't watch their kids very closely, especially at certain times. And I sort of wonder why Vitalstatistix is a young chief. I've never bothered much with the age difference between the characters, but he must be at least 12 years older from this story in order to be chief, but the fish monger, blacksmith and bard are all young enough to go to school and play around with Asterix and Obelix.

sit_walk Nov 18, 2009

As much as I love Asterix and Obelix, this book is a very pedestrian "origins" story. Not one of Goscinny and Uderzo's best, by a long shot.

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