Asterix The Gladiator : Album 4, Paperback Book

Asterix The Gladiator : Album 4 Paperback

Illustrated by Albert Uderzo

Part of the Asterix series

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


When Cacofonix the bard is taken to Rome as a present for Julius Caesar, Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue him, sailing with master salesman Ekonomikrisis, the Phoenician merchant.

How do our Gaulish friends come to end up training as gladiators?

The next Games in the Circus Maximus are not quite what Caesar and the Roman public expect...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, 48 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comic strip fiction / graphic novels
  • ISBN: 9780752866116



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Five out of ten. CBR format.

The romans capture the Gauls village bard, Cacofonix, and plan to use him in the Circus. Only by becoming gladiators can Asterix and Obelix rescue him.

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Asterix and Obelix travel to Rome to rescue Caliphonix the Bard. It's a very simple plot without too much at stake. Asterix is basically super human and he is never in any real danger. It seems he could just take on the whole Roman Empire if he wanted to. There are some character design choices for dark skinned slaves in this volume that could be interpreted as racist. This was probably not high on the French illustrator's priority list in the mid 60's.

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