Asterix the Gaul adventures
Vol. 22 - Asterix and the Great Crossing

Written by: Goscinny - Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: La Grande Traversée
Published by: Hachette Livre
First album edition: 1975
Cartoon film adaptation: Asterix conquers America (1995)

Out at sea fishing, Asterix and Obelix are blown off course in a storm. Luckily they land on the shores of a Roman colony - or is it? Teepees, totems, gobbling birds: it's not what they're used to.

And what are the Viking explorers in their longships doing? But perhaps 50 BC is a little too early for a voyage of discovery to this strange New World …

What the druids have to say about Asterix and the Great Crossing

The authors provokingly give us entirely white or black pages cheekily justified by mists or fog. Perhaps this is a memory of Pilote days and the spirit of rebelliousness.

Be that as it may, the pages with the Indians are delicious, and the gobble-gobbles priceless. When Asterix and Obelix discover the New World, they don't do things by halves. And so the album, which sees them blazing a trail through territory belonging to Oompah Pah the Indian (another Goscinny and Uderzo character) has benefited from an American translation alongside the traditional English one. The same goes for Asterix the Legionary, Asterix at the Olympic Games, Asterix in Britain and Asterix and Cleopatra.

Some character names have changed too. For instance, Vitalstatistix in the English versions becomes Macroeconomix in the American.

Character profiles of the album Asterix and the Great Crossing

Asterix , Cacofonix , Dogmatix , Fulliautomatix , Geriatrix , Getafix , Huntingseassen , Obelix , Pegleg , Pirate Lookout , Redbeard , Vitalstatistix ...

Asterix Cacofonix Dogmatix Fulliautomatix Geriatrix Getafix Huntingseassen Obelix Pegleg Pirate Lookout Redbeard Vitalstatistix

Various versions of the album Asterix and the Great Crossing

La grande traversée - French - Editions Hachette
La Grande Traversée - French - Editions Hachette - La Grande Collection
Die große Überfahrt - German - Egmont Comic Collection
Die große Überfahrt - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition
La gran travesia - Spanish - Salvat
La gran travesia - Spanish - Salvat La colección
La gran travessia - Catalan - Salvat
A Grande Travessia - Portuguese - ASA
A Grande Travessia - Portuguese - A colecção – Salvat
Asterix and the Great Crossing - English - Orion
De grote oversteek - Dutch - Editions Hachette
Asterix ja Suuri Merimatka - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix in america - Italian - Panini Comics
아스테릭스, 신대륙을발견하다 - Asteriks,sindaeryug-ül balgyeonhada - Korean - Moonji
Asterix opdager Amerika! - Danish - Egmont A/S
Resan över Atlanten - Swedish - Egmont AB
Asteriks Büyük Yolculuk - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi
A Grande Travessia - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record
Wielka przeprawa - Polish - Egmont Sp
Över't wiede Water - Mundart 64 - Plattdeutsch IV

Asterix and the Great Crossing

Classic paperback collection
N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-648-2
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48
Hardback edition
N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-647-5
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48

  La grande traversée - French - Editions Hachette
La Grande Traversée - French - Editions Hachette - La Grande Collection
Die große Überfahrt - German - Egmont Comic Collection Die große Überfahrt - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition La gran travesia - Spanish - Salvat La gran travesia - Spanish - Salvat La colección La gran travessia - Catalan - Salvat A Grande Travessia - Portuguese - ASA A Grande Travessia - Portuguese - A colecção – Salvat Asterix and the Great Crossing - English - Orion De grote oversteek - Dutch - Editions Hachette Asterix ja Suuri Merimatka - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB Asterix in america - Italian - Panini Comics 아스테릭스, 신대륙을발견하다 - Asteriks,sindaeryug-ül balgyeonhada - Korean - Moonji Asterix opdager Amerika! - Danish - Egmont A/S Resan över Atlanten - Swedish - Egmont AB Asteriks Büyük Yolculuk - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi A Grande Travessia - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record Wielka przeprawa - Polish - Egmont Sp Över't wiede Water - Mundart 64 - Plattdeutsch IV


Asterix and the Great Crossing

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