Asterix and the Secret Weapon


Asterix and the Secret Weapon



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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 Secret Weapon

First published:1991

The story begins when a female bard named Bravura is being hired by the women of the village, who think that Cacofonix is giving their children a poor education. Upon hearing this, Cacofonix secludes himself in the forest nearby. When Bravura arrives, the women are stunned by her singing and the men laugh at it; much to her annoyance. Over the next few days, Bravura exhorts Impedimenta (and later other village women) to resist the authority of her husband. Impedimenta then quarrels with Vitalstatistix, who joins Cacofonix in the forest. Impedimenta is then made chief by the women, while the men do not dare vote against their wives.

Meanwhile, Julius Caesar, to take over the village, sends his agent Manlius Claphamomnibus, with orders to bring the “secret weapon” over the ocean discreetly. At the village, Bravura’s reforms spread discord among all the locals. Asterix, troubled by all of this from the start, is approached by Bravura, who offers to marry him and assume joint chieftainship; whereupon Asterix accuses her of coming to the village to seize power.


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