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Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield

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Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield

 

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The Adventures of Asterix is a comic book series about Gaulish warriors, (especially the two heroes of the adventure , Asterix and his friend obelix),who fight the Roman Republic, with their magic potion, during the era of Julius Caesar.

Written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo . (In 2013, a new team consisting of Jean-Yves Ferri (script) and Didier Conrad (artwork) took over.)

As of 2021, 39 volumes have been released, with the most recent released in October 2021.

 

Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield     

First published:1967

The book begins with Vercingetorix conceding defeat to Julius Caesar. His surrendered weapons remain at Caesar’s chair for several hours, until a Roman archer steals Vercingetorix’s famous shield, which he loses in a game of dice to another legionary, who then loses it to a drunken centurion, in return for the centurion not reporting him for a military offence. The centurion himself uses the shield to pay for a jar of wine at a nearby Gaulish inn; later, the shield is given by the innkeeper to a survivor of the Battle of Alesia.

Following this prologue, Chief Vitalstatistix is made helpless by a sore liver, a consequence of overeating and drinking at his last banquet. Having demonstrated this, and temporarily eased the chief’s pain, the druid Getafix sends Vitalstatistix to a hydrotherapeutic center in Arverne to be cured, with Asterix and Obelix (and Dogmatix) as his escort.

 

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