Asterix and the Great Crossing

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Asterix and the Great Crossing

Written by: Goscinny – Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: La Grande Traversée
Published by: Hachette Livre
First album edition: 1975
Cartoon film adaptation: Asterix conquers America (1995)

Out at sea fishing, Asterix and Obelix are blown off course in a storm. Luckily they land on the shores of a Roman colony – or is it? Teepees, totems, gobbling birds: it’s not what they’re used to.

And what are the Viking explorers in their longships doing? But perhaps 50 BC is a little too early for a voyage of discovery to this strange New World …

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What the druids have to say about the album

The authors provokingly give us entirely white or black pages cheekily justified by mists or fog. Perhaps this is a memory of Pilote days and the spirit of rebelliousness.

Be that as it may, the pages with the Indians are delicious, and the gobble-gobbles priceless. When Asterix and Obelix discover the New World, they don’t do things by halves. And so the album, which sees them blazing a trail through territory belonging to Oompah Pah the Indian (another Goscinny and Uderzo character) has benefited from an American translation alongside the traditional English one. The same goes for Asterix the Legionary, Asterix at the Olympic Games, Asterix in Britain and Asterix and Cleopatra.

Some character names have changed too. For instance, Vitalstatistix in the English versions becomes Macroeconomix in the American.

Character profiles of the album

Various versions of the album

La grande traversée – Français – Editions Hachette
La Grande Traversée – Français – Editions Hachette – La Grande Collection
Die große Überfahrt – Allemand – Egmont Comic Collection
Die große Überfahrt – Allemand – Egmont Comic Collection – Die Utimative Edition
La gran travesia – Espagnol – Salvat
La gran travesia – Espagnol – Salvat La colección
La gran travessia – Catalan – Salvat
A Grande Travessia – Portugais – ASA
A Grande Travessia – Portugais – A colecção – Salvat
Asterix and the Great Crossing – Anglais – Orion
De grote oversteek – Néerlandais – Editions Hachette
Asterix ja Suuri Merimatka – Finnois – Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix in america – Italien – Panini Comics
아스테릭스, 신대륙을발견하다 – Asteriks,sindaeryug-ül balgyeonhada – Coréen – Moonji
Asterix opdager Amerika! – Danois – Egmont A/S
Resan över Atlanten – Suédois – Egmont AB
Asteriks Büyük Yolculuk – Turc – Remzi Kitabevi
A Grande Travessia – Brésilien (Portugais) – Record
Wielka przeprawa – Polonais – Egmont Sp
Över’t wiede Water – Mundart 64 – Plattdeutsch IV

La grande traversée - Français - Editions Hachette La Grande Traversée - Français - Editions Hachette - La Grande Collection Die große Überfahrt - Allemand - Egmont Comic CollectionDie große Überfahrt - Allemand - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative EditionLa gran travesia - Espagnol - SalvatLa gran travesia - Espagnol - Salvat La colección La gran travessia - Catalan - SalvatA Grande Travessia - Portugais - ASAA Grande Travessia - Portugais - A colecção – SalvatAsterix and the Great Crossing - Anglais - OrionDe grote oversteek - Néerlandais - Editions HachetteAsterix ja Suuri Merimatka - Finnois - Egmont Kustannus OY ABAsterix in america - Italien - Panini Comics아스테릭스, 신대륙을발견하다 - Asteriks,sindaeryug-ül balgyeonhada - Coréen - MoonjiAsterix opdager Amerika! - Danois - Egmont A/SResan över Atlanten - Suédois - Egmont ABAsteriks Büyük Yolculuk - Turc - Remzi KitabeviA Grande Travessia - Brésilien (Portugais) - RecordWielka przeprawa - Polonais - Egmont SpÖver't wiede Water - Mundart 64 - Plattdeutsch IV

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Classic paperback collection

N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-648-2
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48

Hardback edition

N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-647-5
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48