Asterix in Switzerland is the sixteenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Danish: Asterix i Alperne; Dutch: Asterix en de Helvetiërs; Finnish: Asterix ja alppikukka (Asterix and the Edelweiss, or, more literally, “Asterix and the. Feb 16, This Pin was discovered by Denis Kassel. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. De Helvetiers Asterix Y Obelix, Cartoon Drawings, Comic Character, Astérix el Galo – Obélix y Compañía (Hachette Livre en Francia, Salvat en España.
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Asterix in Switzerland French: Condatum ‘s Roman governor Varius Flavus has been embezzling a majority of the taxes he collects in order to finance a debauched lifestyle of never-ending parties, sending only a pittance to Romeuntil Quaestor Vexatius Sinusitus is sent to investigate. Flavus, upon finding that the Quaestor will not be easy to corrupt, serves him food laced with poison and provides inept doctors making absurd guesses at his ailment.
Realizing his life is in danger, Sinusitus sends for the druid Getafixwho instantly identifies the malady as attempted murder by poison.
Asterix in Switzerland
Getafix agrees to brew an antidote for Sinusitus but lacks an essential ingredient: He also insists that Sinusitus remain in the Gaulish village as a hostage; apparently to guarantee Asterix and Obelix’s return, but actually to protect Sinusitus from Flavus. Asterix and Obelix reach Helvetia but helvetuers run into difficulties set by the Romans, as Varius Flavus has warned his colleague in Helvetia, the equally-corrupt Curius Odus, of their arrival. Thus the Gauls find themselves continually chased and delayed by the Romans, but are assisted by the hotel manager Petitsuix, bank manager Zurix, helvstiers some Helvetian veterans who hold a celebration at Lake Geneva.
During the celebration, Obelix is rendered senseless by plum wineand the veterans are attacked by the Roman army; whereupon Asterix and some of hrlvetiers Helvetians, tying themselves to Obelix and each other, obtain the ‘silver star’ from the mountainside, while the remaining Helvetians repel the Romans.
Later Varius Flavus comes to the village, expecting Sinusitus to be near death, either from the poison or execution by the Gauls after Asterix and Obelix have failed to return.
Instead, the now-healthy Sinusitus marches out of Getafix’s house, and empowered helvetierx the druid’s magic potion, punches Flavus into the sky, announcing that he will now expose the corruption and asterx Flavus and Odus to their fate in the Circus in Hdlvetiers. The story ends with the usual banquet for the villagers and Sinisitus, making it the first banquet featuring a Roman as a guest. Following the protests of MayGoscinny started introducing more “adult” themes such as the opening “orgy” scene which parodies Federico Fellini ‘s debauched Roman film, Fellini Satyricon.
The painted faces, feeling of ennui, mechanical gorging of elaborate food, and sado-masochistic punishments are balanced in Helvetia by the fastidiousness of the Swiss servants who keep cleaning up messes, washing whipsetc.
This album features a rare dark overtone in that the plot involves helvefiers victim of attempted murder. The added element of potential death offers a startling but refreshing moment of drama in the otherwise whimsical series.
Other stories that share a dramatic turn include Asterix and Son where the village is destroyed and Asterix and the Magic Carpet.
On Astterixit has a score of 4. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on Asterix The Official Website.
Retrieved 29 December The Mansions of the Gods Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion. Wifix Asterix at the Olympic Games.
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