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This is getting "Serious".... And some "Serious" Asterix spoilers

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Previous Entry This is getting "Serious".... And some "Serious" Asterix spoilers Oct. 14th, 2005 @ 04:57 pm Next Entry
I went to the factory for the interview and it went as expected, which was kinda akward, I had the feeling the only intervied me because I know someone important in there, but then again it could have all been in my mind...

After that I hit the mall to find the new Asterix comic, and I also managed to find Fahrenheit (A.k.a. Indigo Propehcy, but Serious Sam II was giving me trouble, everybody thought I was talking about the first game, and NONE of them even knew that there was a sequel!

When I reached the only "game only" store, they told to download it from the net...

WHAT THE! Even the game store owners don't give a damn about piracy!

Not to mention that he proved me the had no idea that the sequel existed...

In the end, he told that they just got some new games, but they didn't have time to even check them out, so I returned a little later, and lucky me, it WAS there!

Unfortunately, it cost me more than it would have cost me if I had bought it from Play.com...

Geez, that's the last time I buy a game there...

And Asterix spoilers...

What on Earth???

You'll never believe what the new comic is about...





ALIENS!

What the..? This is just so wrong... "Jumping the shark", as and Americans would say...

The story starts with everybody but our heroes and the druid paralyzed, the hereos ask the druid for a cure when all of the sudden a huge orb flies over the village...

Obviously the Gauls think the sky is falling...

Out of the orb comes an alien Mickey Mouse look-a-like, which is totally on purpose since the name of his planet is play on Walt Disney...

The alien has an army of clones that look like Arnold and dressed up as Superman and only eat hot dogs...

The alien says he comes in peace and only wants Earth's "secret weapon", which is no other than the magic potion!

The Gauls has no idea that they are talking about the potions and inquire why do they need it, the alien says that they need it to fight the evil ""Namga" which incidentally has just landed on the roman camp... And destroys it..

The romans tell the evil aliens that the Gauls have the "secret weapon", so they head over there, but the good aliens prevent them from landing there...

They aliens argues and then fight, laser start ablazing, and they say that they are equal, and say that they should both use the "secret weapon" to even things out...

The Druid finally decided to give them some potion, which does nothing to their alien bodies, the evil alien gets mad and attacks the vilage again, but this time Asterix and Obelix help them out...

With the evil alien gone, they celebrate the traditional way, with a banquet!

BUT...

The romans think that the evil aliens have destroyed the Gaul villages so they attack it! Do even need to tell you what the romans get? :P

Then the good alien starts to grow and float! It seems the potion did affect him after all! But differently!

The druid give him a cure-all potion, but then the alien turns black! NOW he looks just like mickey, except with small ears and no big black nose... Asterix says black suits him, but the alien want to be turned back, which they did...

The alien leaves, but before he did, he erased everybodies memories, and the Gauls for once feast and the end of the comic just for the heck of it!

Does this comic try to parody USA's "war on weapons of mass destruction"? Does it mock war? I don't know, but they comic was a bit of a let down...

They must be scrapping the bottom of the magic cauldron now...
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From:elfbiter
Date:October 14th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Does not sound promising. On the other hand, Uderzo (and couple of other French-language comics artists I used to like) have obviously been out of ideas for a long time. Even creators of Valerian.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:October 14th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Wanna bet they'll time travel in their next adventure?:P
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From:elfbiter
Date:October 14th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
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No bets (I would probably lose anyway :-) ). Reputedly there is speculation that Uderzo is about to retire. No guarantees, as usual.
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From:lphogan
Date:October 14th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
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I... sure hope this is The Joke or I fear for the future of one of my childhoods most beloved comics... :-(
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From:tanukitsune
Date:October 14th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
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What I said about the comic is true, I don't know about Uderzo retiring though...
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