What do you get when you kidnap a Gaulish druid? A bloody hard pounding. And you can be sure that Asterix and Obelix will be laying them out in style. In this highly amusing tale from Uderzo and Goscinny, the druid, Getafix, is kidnapped by Goths who want the formula to the magic potion. Unfortunately for them, they underestimate the Gauls' code of loyalty. Asterix, the little, Roman terrorizer, and Obelix, the huge menhir carrier, take off to Germania, disguised as Romans, to teach the Goths a lesson or two in manners. One bout leads to another and the Romans, Goths and Gauls find themselves in hilarious situations! Your European history might come in a little handy for this entertaining one, but if you didn't take good notes in school, don't fret because you'd smile just as wide... A truly delightful romp for all ages! Most Asterix titles are aimed at a teen/adult audience and they cleverly integrate many historical events in to their plots. There is also a deeper satirical presence throughout these books, and for that reason I feel that children under the age of 12 or so would not quite appreciate the humor. The violence is more along the lines of black eyes, dented armor and missing teeth, and hence should not worry a parent too much.
Habe die Ausgabe für meinen Freund (Amerikaner) gekauft, da Asterix&Obelix in den USA nicht bekannt ist und er es hier durch Zufall im TV gesehen hat und es ihn interessiert hat. Die Übersetzung ist anscheinend sehr gut und die Witze kommen gut rüber. Er hat sich sehr über das Geschenk gefreut und möchte noch weitere Ausgaben lesen.