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Asterix: Does the quality deteriorate, post-Goscinny?

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#11 · Posted: 22 Nov 2011 10:36 · Edited by: Furienna
I actually liked The Secret Weapon, but I didn't find The Great Divide to be more than okay.

As for the rest of the solo Uderzo books, I either haven't read them since the 90s, or I've never read them at all, so I can't comment on them right now.
Harry Hayfield
#12 · Posted: 22 Nov 2011 16:30 · Edited by: Moderator
I hope no one else takes on Asterix... the originals and ones we have now are perfectly fine, i hope no one else takes it on.

I wasn't aware that the writing team had changed to be honest, as to continuing it, well, I know a bit about Roman history and have often wondered if I might be permitted to make my own suggestions.

Moderator Note: The new team for Asterix – which will continue now that Uderzo has announced his retirement – has been announced already.

The Tintinologist Team
#13 · Posted: 30 Mar 2012 14:54
Agree on that.
There is a slight let down in the language as well as the matter.
#14 · Posted: 17 Dec 2012 06:48 · Edited by: Eivind
It definitely deteriorates. There are some books with acceptable standard after Goscinny, but from Asterix and the Secret Weapon it really starts to go downhill and the last two books are really trash. The humour is totally gone. It was clearly Goscinny who gave life to the series. Uderzo is capable of drawing Asterix, but he is definitely NOT a good storyteller. It is a pity that Uderzo did not decide to end the series after Asterix in Belgium. I guess the development of Asterix shows that it was a wise definition of Herge to stop the Tintin series after his own death.
#15 · Posted: 17 Dec 2012 16:39
It's obvious that the quality of the series deteriorates but I really like Uderzos first 3 (Black Gold, Son, Magic Carpet). The only book I really hated was Secret Weapon. That was stupefyingly unfunny and just awful.
#16 · Posted: 11 Jun 2013 11:52
but I really like Uderzos first 3 (Black Gold, Son, Magic Carpet).

Actually this is his number 2, 3 and 4. His first was Asterix and the Great Divide.

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