Quaestor Vexatius Sinustitis, who is about to expose the Roman governor's creative accountancy, has been poisoned. Can Getafix brew an antidote? Only if Asterix and Obelix find a certain flower for the druid's potion in Helvetia. What with bank safes, cuckoo hourglasses, yodelling and holes in the cheese, they're soon on a real Helvetian roll.
About the Author
Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. ASTERIX THE GAUL, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 35 Asterix albums.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Six out of ten. CBR format.
Someone poisons the Roman investigator who has come to Gaul to stop corruption. The only way to heal him is to find a special flower that only grows in Switzerland. Asterix and Obelix set off....
Cute. A lot of dependence on running gags - orgies, Obelix expecting mountains, Swiss cleanliness & punctuality...but then the Asterix stories always do, it's just been a while since I read one. The quest is interesting - highly unlikely, but interesting. Just the time necessary makes it close to impossible, even with Getafix helping the Roman. And it's nice to see them cooperating with the 'decent' people of any nation - again, normal for Asterix. Fun, as usual - nothing special.