Asterix and the Falling Sky : Album 33 Paperback
Part of the Asterix series
The Gauls have only one fear: that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes, says Chief Vitalstatistix. Or does it? It looks as if it's come at last for Asterix, Obelix and the other villagers. And some surprising new characters fall along with the sky. Our friends soon find themselves in the middle of a space race...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, 48
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 21/09/2006
- Category: Comic strip fiction / graphic novels
- ISBN: 9780752875484
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Review by mberg
This is the second newest Asterix comic to be released (published in 2005) and quite honestly it does not compare to the earlier Asterix comics. In this comic Asterix's village is invade by two different alien species. Both are looking for the secret weapon (the Gaul's magic potion) that the Gauls use to defeat the Romans. The first alien, the Tadsilweny, works with the Gauls to try and obtain the secret weapon; while the second alien, the Nagmas, tries (unsuccessful) to steal it away. While the plot of the story can be followed, at times the story seems to be disjointed and the humour that one expects from an Asterix comic is not as abundant as usually. Also the ending seems to be rather drawn out; the battle is won against the Nagmas and the magic potion save but the comic continues for another ten pages as though the author had forget a part of the story and just decided to tack it on at the end.
Review by andreas.wpv
ah. The weakest of the Asterix comics. They started earlier to integrate figures from different times (Atlantis, Herring) but this is even further away.