EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS NR. 62
stickers: 124 (1-120, A-D)
packets: distributed in the Carrefour supermarkets ONLY in France
album: hardcover, sold only in French Carrefour supermarkets
comment: C’EST MAGNIFIQUE !!!
Important premise: the writer is biased, I love and read the Asterix comics as a child and I am proud of my complete collection. Precisely for this reason too, the album released only for the French market is a MUST to have.
Asterix is the most important and widespread comic strip of the Franco-Belgian school, its name in France is comparable to that of Mickey Mouse in the USA, trying out an album dedicated to roosters is therefore a monumental operation and Panini France has hit the mark.
The album traces all the adventures of our heroes, as you will know many are the journeys of Asterix and Obelix (sometimes accompanied by Idefix and Panoramix), in this album we find them all, from the Celts to the Britons, from the Egyptians to the Courses, from the Swiss to the Goths, etc. with of course an important part dedicated to Roman “enemies”.
Attaching the 124 stickers, even if they seem few, is absolutely fun and also a commitment. Lots of shapes that must be affixed perfectly over the images, the cut is of excellent quality, I have not found errors in this sense. In the classic rectangular figurines we also find special silver and satin (amazing).
Not only that, the album is full of information, games, quizzes and “dulcis in fundo” two comic strips, whose first one, from memory, seems to me unpublished (it represents Obelix and Asterix as young people inside the village) but I could also be wrong.
The album is NOT distributed outside France and being a Panini / Carrefour product, like all previous cases, it is unlikely to be available online on the Panini website subsequently.
Can it be an album, not intended for newsstands and distributed only in France, the album of the year? Yes!
Final judgment: 10/10 with honors