Wild Boar and Magic Potion

Sunday 22nd May, 2005
If it's Wild Boar and Magic Potion you need there's only one place you need to stop, Asterix the Gaul. The finest cartoon books to come out of France, never mind that "Adventures of Tin Tin" rubbish.

It just so happens that there's been a complete reprint of the UK versions of these books, remastered and re-inked. I bought the whole set from Amazon, actually sold individually I just bought the lot. They're brilliant and I'm enjoying them all again, possibly 2 decades on from the last time.

  1. 1) Jef Said: (22/05/2005 21:29:12 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Tin Tin

    Woah... First of Tin Tin is Belgian, not French (a small matter of national pride). Second as for them being rubbish, that 's a matter of taste but you should know that the comics represented the start of a new drawing style and one that Hergâ– , the author of the comics, is still unsurpassed in... So rubbish: perhaps (that's for you to decide) but stylish rubbish :-)

    They recently re-issued the Asterix comics here as well but instead of keeping the original French names (which more or less still work 'cause the larger part of the Flemish part of Belgium understands French well enough to get the puns) they gave them new dumbed down names - gruesome ... Glad I bought a collector's set some 15 years ago :-)

  2. 2) Chris Linfoot Said: (23/05/2005 09:57:59 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Wild Boar and Magic Potion

    Yes but did you buy them in English or in their original language. I have many of them in French. The English translations are very good, but often the originals are so much better - prodigieux!

  3. 3) Ben Rose Said: (24/05/2005 15:13:18 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Wild Boar and Magic Potion

    Jef, interesting stuff...learn something new every day.

  4. 4) Stan Rogers Said: (26/05/2005 18:45:55 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Wild Boar and Magic Potion

    I grew up on A & O in both languages (being half a Rogers and half Leblanc), and I have to say that the only problem there ever has been with them has involved Gerard Depardieu and company. Some things should never be made live-action....

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