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Asterix the Gaul adventures
Vol. 29 - Asterix and the Secret Weapon

Written and illustrated by: Uderzo
Original title: La Rose et le Glaive
Published by: Les Editions Albert René
First album edition: 1991

A woman bard is unheard-of in Ancient Gaul - but when the mothers in Asterix and Obelix's little village decide that besides being a terrible musician Cacofinix, the local bard and school teacher, is not educating their children properly, it's Bravura they call in.

Then men of the village are horrified at first, but Bravura proves a useful ally in countering Julius Caesar's secret weapon - the Roman leader has sent in a troop of female legionaries, relying on the chivalrous Gauls not to fight women. But Bravura has no such scruples, and together with Asterix thinks up a good idea. Even Cacofinix's music comes into its own …

What the druids have to say about Asterix and the Secret Weapon

Feminists were beginning to find the Gaulish world very misogynous. So the author created a woman bard from Lutetia to come and shake the village up a bit. Asterix blows a fuse and Obelix is very discreet. The result is a well-structured story of our familiar heroes.

Asterix and the Secret Weapon was the first Asterix album to come out at the same in all European countries. To do this, Albert Uderzo, under the leadership of his daughter Sylvie, who joined Les Editions when Asterix and the Magic Carpet came out, stepped up the public relations. The results say it all - a performance worthy of a Hollywood production, and one that has been repeated for future albums.

Character profiles of the album Asterix and the Secret Weapon

Asterix , Cacofonix , Dogmatix , Fulliautomatix , Geriatrix , Getafix , Julius Caesar , Obelix , Pegleg , Pirate Lookout , Redbeard , Vitalstatistix ...

Asterix Cacofonix Dogmatix Fulliautomatix Geriatrix Getafix Julius Caesar Obelix Pegleg Pirate Lookout Redbeard Vitalstatistix

Various versions of the album Asterix and the Secret Weapon

La rose et le glaive - French - Editions Albert René
La Rose et le Glaive - French - Editions Albert René - La Grande Collection
Asterix und Maestria - German - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
Asterix und Maestria - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition
La rosa y la espada - Spanish - Salvat
La rosa y la espada - Spanish - Salvat La colección
A Rosa e o Gládio - Portuguese - ASA
A Rosa e o Gládio - Portuguese - A colecçăo – Salvat
A Rosa e o Gládio - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record
La Rosa i l'Espasa - Catalan - Salvat
Asterix and the Secret Weapon - English - Orion
De Roos en het Zwaard - Dutch - Editions Albert René
Asterix - Ruusu ja miekka - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Ροδο και ξιφος - Rodo kai xifos - Greek - Mamouth
Asterix la rosa e il gladio - Italian - Panini Comics
Asterix et Maestria - Latin - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
장미와 검 - Jangmiwa keom - Korean - Moonji
Rosen og Svćrdet - Danish - Egmont A/S
Rosen och svärdet - Swedish - Egmont AB
Asteriks Gül ve Kiliç - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi
Róza i miecz - Polish - Egmont Sp
Růže a Meč - Czech - Egmont ČR, Prague
De Rose und's Scwärd - Mundart 06 - Sächsisch I
Asterix un d'Emanz' - Mundart 22 - Badisch I
Asterix und es Gscheiderlä - Mundart 29 - Fränkisch II

Asterix and the Secret Weapon

Classic paperback collection
N° ISBN : 978-0-75284-777-1
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48
Hardback edition
N° ISBN : 978-0-75284-716-0
Format : 295 x 224 mm
Pages : 48

  La rose et le glaive - French - Editions Albert René
La Rose et le Glaive - French - Editions Albert René - La Grande Collection
Asterix und Maestria - German - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin Asterix und Maestria - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition La rosa y la espada - Spanish - Salvat La rosa y la espada - Spanish - Salvat La colección A Rosa e o Gládio - Portuguese - ASA A Rosa e o Gládio - Portuguese - A colecçăo – Salvat A Rosa e o Gládio - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record La Rosa i l'Espasa - Catalan - Salvat Asterix and the Secret Weapon - English - Orion De Roos en het Zwaard - Dutch - Editions Albert René Asterix - Ruusu ja miekka - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB Ροδο και ξιφος - Rodo kai xifos - Greek - Mamouth Asterix la rosa e il gladio - Italian - Panini Comics Asterix et Maestria - Latin - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin 장미와 검 - Jangmiwa keom - Korean - Moonji Rosen og Svćrdet - Danish - Egmont A/S Rosen och svärdet - Swedish - Egmont AB Asteriks Gül ve Kiliç - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi Róza i miecz - Polish - Egmont Sp Růže a Meč - Czech - Egmont ČR, Prague De Rose und's Scwärd - Mundart 06 - Sächsisch I Asterix un d'Emanz' - Mundart 22 - Badisch I Asterix und es Gscheiderlä - Mundart 29 - Fränkisch II


Asterix and the Secret Weapon

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