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Asterix the Gaul adventures
Vol. 19 - Asterix and the Soothsayer

Written by: Goscinny - Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: Le Devin
Published by: Hachette Livre
First published by: Pilote no. 652 (04/05/1972)
First album edition: 1972
This album together with Asterix and the Cauldron inspired the first live-action Asterix film: Asterix and Obelix take on Caesar.

One dark and stormy night, a sinister figure arrives in the little Gaulish villafe. Prolix, who claims to be a soothsayer, prophesies that when the storm is over the weather will improve. And it does!

Now the credulous villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix has his suspicions of the smooth-talking Prolix. Who is really right about the soothsayer?

What the druids have to say about Asterix and the Soothsayer

Sales in France for this album are always slightly lower than for the others. The only plausible explanation is that the disturbing cover may put people off. And yet it's a sheer delight to laugh about the gullibility of our dear Gauls. Any resemblance …

While the talents of Prolix the soothsayer have yet to be proved, predictions about the future (more or less intentional) abound. For instance, in the last panel on page 10 we can see our Gauls arranged in the same way as in a Rembrandt painting that would not come into being until much later. Further on, on page 37, the whole village poses, well before the camera was ever invented. And we also come across Albert Uderzo's country house, which didn't exist at the time, even if the menhirs offered by admirers ever since might have led one to believe so.

Character profiles of the album Asterix and the Soothsayer

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

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

Various versions of the album Asterix and the Soothsayer

Le Devin - French - Editions Hachette
Le Devin - French - Editions Hachette - La Grande Collection
Der Seher - German - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
Der Seher - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition
El Adivino - Spanish - Salvat
El Adivino - Spanish - Salvat La colección
L'Endevi - Catalan - Salvat
O Adivinho - Portuguese - ASA
O Adivinho - Portuguese - A colecção – Salvat
Asterix and the Soothsayer - English - Orion
Asterix a'r Argoel Fawr - Welsh - Dalen
De ziener - Dutch - Editions Hachette
Asterix ja Ennustaja - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix e l'indovino - Italian - Panini Comics
Profeten - Danish - Egmont A/S
Asterix och spåmannen - Swedish - Egmont AB
Asteriks Kâhin - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi
O Adivinho - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record
Wrózbita - Polish - Egmont Sp
Lo Dévinèr - Créole réunionnais - Caraïbéditions
Da woasoga - Mundart 17 - Wieneriesch II
De Zottelbock - Mundart 50 - Hessisch V
De Zukunftsgugger - Mundart 59 - Hunsrigger Platt II

Asterix and the Soothsayer

Classic paperback collection
N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-642-0
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48
Hardback edition
N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-641-3
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48

  Le Devin - French - Editions Hachette
Le Devin - French - Editions Hachette - La Grande Collection
Der Seher - German - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin Der Seher - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition El Adivino - Spanish - Salvat El Adivino - Spanish - Salvat La colección L'Endevi - Catalan - Salvat O Adivinho - Portuguese - ASA O Adivinho - Portuguese - A colecção – Salvat Asterix and the Soothsayer - English - Orion Asterix a'r Argoel Fawr - Welsh - Dalen De ziener - Dutch - Editions Hachette Asterix ja Ennustaja - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB Asterix e l'indovino - Italian - Panini Comics Profeten - Danish - Egmont A/S Asterix och spåmannen - Swedish - Egmont AB Asteriks Kâhin - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi O Adivinho - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record Wrózbita - Polish - Egmont Sp Lo Dévinèr - Créole réunionnais - Caraïbéditions Da woasoga - Mundart 17 - Wieneriesch II De Zottelbock - Mundart 50 - Hessisch V De Zukunftsgugger - Mundart 59 - Hunsrigger Platt II


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