Asterix the Gaul adventures
Vol. 25 - Asterix and the Great Divide

Written and illustrated by: Uderzo
Original title: Le Grand Fossé
Published by: Les Editions Albert René
First album edition: 1980

Can there ever be a happy ending for star-crossed lovers Melodrama and Histrionix, whose fathers are rival chieftains of the same village?

The only hope is to call in Asterix, Obelix and Getafix to sort out the feud, the intriguing of the sinister traitor Codfix, and the military might of Rome. Watch out for some interesting new magic potions …

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

Albert Uderzo has to face a great challenge now that he is alone in creating the adventures. Many had predicted that Asterix would die with René. But Albert has taken up the torch again so as not to disappear in grief. This is an excellent Asterix album. Albert has been moulded by the 26 years of the authors' work together.

The album draws on references and themes of all kinds: the love story, for instance, recalls Romeo and Juliet, and the great divide, according to the author, is a direct allusion to the Berlin Wall. Other people had seen this as a reference to France being divided into two during the period leading up to François Mitterrand's election as president.

Albert Uderzo: «It's a reference to the period in history when I was writing the adventure. I thought it more amusing to convert the wall into a ditch. But what I find amazing is that people have thought it referred to a lot of things, but never to the Berlin Wall. Nobody mentioned it at all. I was given several explanations, such as the split between the Walloons and the Flemish, or others, but never the real reason.»

Character profiles of the album Asterix and the Great Divide

Asterix , Cacofonix , Codfix , Dogmatix , Fulliautomatix , Geriatrix , Getafix , Obelix , Redbeard , Vitalstatistix ...

Asterix Cacofonix Codfix Dogmatix Fulliautomatix Geriatrix Getafix Obelix Redbeard Vitalstatistix

Various versions of the album Asterix and the Great Divide

Le grand fossé - French - Editions Albert René
Le grand fossé - French - Editions Albert René - La Grande Collection
Der große Graben - German - Egmont Comic Collection
Der große Graben - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition
La gran zanja - Spanish - Salvat
La gran zanja - Spanish - Salvat La colección
O Grande Fosso - Portuguese - ASA
O Grande Fosso - Portuguese - A colecção – Salvat
O Grande Fosso - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record
The Great Divide - English - Orion
La gran Raza - Catalan - Salvat
The Great Divide - English - Orion
De broeder-twist - Dutch - Editions Albert René
Syvä kuilu - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix e il grande fossato - Italian - Panini Comics
Fossa Alta - Latin - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
아스테릭스 두 쪽 난 마을 - Asteriks du jjok nan maeul - Korean - Moonji
Den store grav - Danish - Egmont A/S
Det stora bygrälet - Swedish - Egmont AB
Asteriks Büyük Hendek - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi
Velký Příkop - Czech - Egmont ČR, Prague
Ch'village copè in II - Picard - Editions Albert René
Gran Kannal La - Créole antillais - Caraïbéditions
Dr grosse Graba - Mundart 01 - Schwäbisch I
Dr gross Grabe - Mundart 05 - Schwyzerdütsch I
Da grosse Grobn - Mundart 08 - Wieneriesch I
Hibbe un Dribbe - Mundart 14 - Hessisch I

Asterix and the Great Divide

Classic paperback collection
N° ISBN : 978-0-75284-773-3
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48
Hardback edition
N° ISBN : 978-0-75284-712-2
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48

  Le grand fossé - French - Editions Albert René
Le grand fossé - French - Editions Albert René - La Grande Collection
Der große Graben - German - Egmont Comic Collection Der große Graben - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition La gran zanja - Spanish - Salvat La gran zanja - Spanish - Salvat La colección O Grande Fosso - Portuguese - ASA O Grande Fosso - Portuguese - A colecção – Salvat O Grande Fosso - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record The Great Divide - English - Orion La gran Raza - Catalan - Salvat The Great Divide - English - Orion De broeder-twist - Dutch - Editions Albert René Syvä kuilu - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB Asterix e il grande fossato - Italian - Panini Comics Fossa Alta - Latin - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin 아스테릭스 두 쪽 난 마을 - Asteriks du jjok nan maeul - Korean - Moonji Den store grav - Danish - Egmont A/S Det stora bygrälet - Swedish - Egmont AB Asteriks Büyük Hendek - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi Velký Příkop - Czech - Egmont ČR, Prague Ch'village copè in II - Picard - Editions Albert René Gran Kannal La - Créole antillais - Caraïbéditions Dr grosse Graba - Mundart 01 - Schwäbisch I Dr gross Grabe - Mundart 05 - Schwyzerdütsch I Da grosse Grobn - Mundart 08 - Wieneriesch I Hibbe un Dribbe - Mundart 14 - Hessisch I


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