What the druids have to say about the album
The pirates, who now make their entry into the Asterix world, are not to be missed!
Asterix is a film enthusiast: while the gladiator training brings Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus to mind (whose star, Kirk Douglas, will make a notable appearance in Asterix and Obelix all at Sea), the chariot race recalls Ben Hur. Later on, the Asterix and Cleopatra album will draw on Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra.
Little by little, without the authors realising it, and before gaining publishing success status, the series is creating waves. The magic is ready to roll.