Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield Paperback
Illustrated by Albert Uderzo
Part of the Asterix series
When the hero Vercingetorix was defeated he threw his arms at Julius Caesar's feet.
Years later, Caesar plans to hold a triumph with his enemy's shield - but where is it?
Romans and Gauls race to track it down, and Chief Vitalstatistix, dieting on a health farm, has a surprise to spring.
Will Caesar defeat the Gauls again, or will the truimph go to Asterix?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, 48
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 22/07/2004
- Category: Comic strip fiction / graphic novels
- ISBN: 9780752866253
- Hardback from £9.49
- Paperback from £11.59
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Review by theboylatham
Five out of ten. CBR format.
Caesar decides to show the Gauls who is boss by parading on an ancient Gaulish shield. But no-one knows where it is or who has it.
Review by scuzzy
This volume (the 11th in the series) is notable for touching base on the Battle of Alesia ("I don't know where Alesia is?") which is somewhat ironic as the whereabouts of Alesia itself was not known until after this was printed.It chronicles the story of how Chief Vitalstatistix came to obtain his well-known shield on which he is carried and the race between Asterix and Obelix to find it before Julius Caesar.It is the first book to name Vitalstatistix's wife, Impedimenta, and is one of the only books to not have the bard, Cacofonix tied up at the end (in fact he is shown to be eating and getting merry at the tradtional book-ending banquet).The Gaulish costline features as the backdrop to this story and makes references specifically to the heath spas and love for wine that dominate the area. Some of the classic characters that pop up are Winesandspiirix, the ROman Envoy Noxius Vapus, a lazy Legionnaire Pusillanimus, Lucius Corcumbendibus who is a whell manufacturer (loosely based on the Michellin factory) and Marcus Carniverus who owns a Wine and Boar inn.Some good bits in this, not one of the best, but certainly not one of the worst.