Asterix the Gaul adventures
Vol. 6 - Asterix and Cleopatra
Written by: Goscinny - Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: Astérix et Cléopâtre
Published by: Hachette Livre
First published by: Pilote no. 215 (05/12/1963)
First album edition: 1965
Cartoon film adaptation: Asterix and Cleopatra in 1968
Live-action film adaptation: Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra in 2002
How can lovely Queen Cleopatra show Julius Caesar that ancient Egypt is still a great nation? Her architect Edifis recruits his Gaulish friends to help him build a magnificent palace within three months.
There are villainous saboteurs to be outwitted, but Asterix, Obelix and Getafix still find time to go sight-seeing - and leave their mark on the Pyramids and the Sphinx's nose.
What the druids have to say about Asterix and Cleopatra
The cover is the one that contains the most written information in the collection and sums up the Pilote spirit in the sixties. It is wild, the invented yet natural complicity between the authors and their readers makes the front page of what is here a splendid album.
Cleopatra's nose has become famous thanks to Getafix … and at last we have an explanation as to the absence of one on the Sphinx.
The French dice game '421' has been wonderfully rendered in the English translation by the 'magical' combination 6,6,6. Similarly, Artifis reads the Daily Nile with comic strips called «Ptarzan» and «Pnuts»!
Character profiles of the album Asterix and Cleopatra
Various versions of the album Asterix and Cleopatra
Astérix et Cléopâtre - French - Editions Hachette
Astérix et Cléopâtre - French - Editions Hachette - La Grande Collection
Asterix und Kleopatra - German - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
Asterix und Kleopatra - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition
Asterix y Cleopatra - Spanish - Salvat
Asterix y Cleopatra - Spanish - Salvat La colección
Asterix y Cleopatra - Spanish - Salvat La Gran Colección
Astèrix i Cleopatra - Catalan - Salvat
Astérix e Cleópatra - Portuguese - ASA
Astérix e Cleópatra - Portuguese - A colecção – Salvat
Asterix and Cleopatra - English - Orion
Asterix en Cleopatra - Dutch - Editions Hachette
Asterix ja Kleopatra - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix e Cleopatra - Italian - Panini Comics
아스테릭스, 클레오파트라를먼나다 - Asteriks Kûlleopatûra-rûl mannada - Korean - Moonji
Asterix og Kleopatra - Danish - Egmont A/S
Asterix och Kleopatra - Swedish - Egmont AB
Asteriks ve Kleopatra - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi
Asterix e Cleópatra - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record
Asteriks i Kleopatra - Polish - Egmont Sp
Asterix un es zuckerschnecksche - Mundart 45 - Hessisch IV
Asterix un det Pyramidenluda - Mundart 49 - Berlinerisch II
Asterix un dat Kleo - Mundart 55 - Kölsch III
Asterix and Cleopatra