History Recap / AsterixAndTheBlackGold

26th May '17 8:46:09 AM starofjusticev21
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Sure they were the villains, but seeing Doubleosix and Surreptitius smeared with honey and about to be stung to death by bees is a rather graphic image for an Asterix comic.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Sure they were the villains, but seeing Doubleosix and Surreptitius smeared with honey and about to be stung to death by bees is a rather graphic image for an Asterix comic. Usually we just hear a bad guy's going to be thrown to the lions for his failure, not seeing it the second before it happens...
26th May '17 8:44:50 AM starofjusticev21
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Sure they were the villains, but seeing Doubleosix and Surreptitius smeared with honey and about to be stung to death by bees is a rather graphic image for an Asterix comic.
8th Apr '17 2:33:47 PM mlsmithca
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** When the oil [[spoiler: is accidentally spilled into the ocean a sea bird gets the entire fluid sprayed upon him. He then shouts back: "Oh no! Don't tell me you're starting already!", referencing the oil tanker spills in the 20th century (and beyond) - more specifically, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz_oil_spill Amoco Cadiz one in 1978]], as the narration even mentions "the first oil spill in Brittany".]]

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** When the oil [[spoiler: is accidentally spilled into the ocean a sea bird gets the entire fluid sprayed upon him. He then shouts back: "Oh no! Don't tell me you're starting already!", referencing the oil tanker spills in the 20th century (and beyond) - more specifically, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz_oil_spill Amoco Cadiz one in 1978]], as the narration even mentions "the first oil spill in Brittany".]]



** While trying to climb over a wall in Jerusalem [[spoiler:Doubleosix drops himself on the ground and pretends being hurt in order to alarm Roman troops. Asterix tells him to quit "wailing next to that wall", a reference to the Wailing Wall.]]

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** While trying to climb over a wall in Jerusalem [[spoiler:Doubleosix Doubleosix drops himself on the ground and pretends being hurt in order to alarm Roman troops. Asterix tells him to quit "wailing next to that wall", a reference to the Wailing Wall.]]
8th Apr '17 2:32:36 PM mlsmithca
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Getafix anxiously waits for Economocrisis the Phoenician tradesman to arrive, because he needs some rock oil for the magic potion. As it turns out he forgot to bring it along with him, causing Getafix to go mad with anger and suffer a heart attack in the process. After calming down a bit he explains the situation and Asterix and Obelix decide to travel along with Economocrisis to Judea (Israel/Palestina nowadays) to get the urgently needed fluid. Meanwhile, a Roman spy named Doubleosix travels along with them, disguised as a druid, trying to sabotage the mission...

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For the twenty-sixth ''Asterix'' volume, Uderzo turns a satirical eye to both the Middle East and spy stories.

Getafix anxiously waits for Economocrisis Ekonomikrisis the Phoenician tradesman to arrive, because he needs some rock oil for the magic potion. As it turns out he forgot to bring it along with him, causing Getafix to go mad with anger and suffer a heart attack in the process. After calming down a bit he explains the situation and Asterix and Obelix decide to travel along with Economocrisis Ekonomikrisis to Judea (Israel/Palestina (Israel/Palestine nowadays) to get the urgently needed fluid. Meanwhile, a Roman spy named Doubleosix travels along with them, disguised as a druid, trying to sabotage the mission...
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** Economocrisis sails the Gauls to Judea as he gave his word back in Gaul and tells them triumphantly: "The Promised Land!"

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** Economocrisis Ekonomikrisis sails the Gauls to Judea as he gave his word back in Gaul and tells them triumphantly: "The Promised Land!"



* CallBack: Economocrisis still dupes people into becoming the ship's rowers, only instead of [[ReadTheFinePrint lying contracts]], it's MetaphoricallyTrue pitches.

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* CallBack: Economocrisis Ekonomikrisis still dupes people into becoming the ship's rowers, only instead of [[ReadTheFinePrint lying contracts]], it's MetaphoricallyTrue pitches.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When the oil [[spoiler: is accidentally spilled into the ocean a sea bird gets the entire fluid sprayed upon him. He then shouts back: "Oh no! Don't tell me you're starting already!", referencing the oil tanker spills in the 20th century (and beyond) - more specifically, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz_oil_spill Amoco Cadiz one in 1978]], as the narration even mentions "the first oil spill in Brittany".]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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When the oil [[spoiler: is accidentally spilled into the ocean a sea bird gets the entire fluid sprayed upon him. He then shouts back: "Oh no! Don't tell me you're starting already!", referencing the oil tanker spills in the 20th century (and beyond) - more specifically, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz_oil_spill Amoco Cadiz one in 1978]], as the narration even mentions "the first oil spill in Brittany".]]



** Doubleosix is a caricature of Creator/SeanConnery and a ShoutOut to both the Creator/JamesBond and Series/MissionImpossible series. (the fact he wakes up Getafix by giving him Caledonian grain liqueur - i.e. Scotch whisky - even evokes Connery's homeland) His companion in Rome, Surreptitus, is a caricature of actor Bernard Blier.

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** Doubleosix is a caricature of Creator/SeanConnery and a ShoutOut to both the Creator/JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' and Series/MissionImpossible series. ''Series/MissionImpossible'' series (the fact he wakes up Getafix by giving him Caledonian grain liqueur - i.e. Scotch whisky - even evokes Connery's homeland) homeland). His companion in Rome, Surreptitus, Surreptitius, is a caricature of actor Bernard Blier.
21st May '16 12:04:22 PM igordebraga
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* FlyInTheSoup: A Roman spy sends a trained fly to his contact person in Rome. When the insect arrives at his destination it crash lands in the man's soup, causing him to say: "Yuck, there's a fly in my soup!"
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When the oil [[spoiler: is accidentally spilled into the ocean a sea bird gets the entire fluid sprayed upon him. He then shouts back: "Oh no! Don't tell me you're starting already!", referencing the oil tanker spills in the 20th century (and beyond).]]

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* CallBack: Economocrisis still dupes people into becoming the ship's rowers, only instead of [[ReadTheFinePrint lying contracts]], it's MetaphoricallyTrue pitches.
* FlyInTheSoup: A The Roman spy sends espionage communicates through a trained fly to his contact person in Rome. When the insect arrives at his destination fly. And it impressively always delivers messages by crash lands in the man's soup, causing him to say: "Yuck, there's a fly in my soup!"
landing on soup plates.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When the oil [[spoiler: is accidentally spilled into the ocean a sea bird gets the entire fluid sprayed upon him. He then shouts back: "Oh no! Don't tell me you're starting already!", referencing the oil tanker spills in the 20th century (and beyond).]]beyond) - more specifically, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz_oil_spill Amoco Cadiz one in 1978]], as the narration even mentions "the first oil spill in Brittany".]]



* InstantMessengerPigeon: The delivery fly.
* InterspeciesRomance: Evoking how Doubleosix's inspiration is a ChickMagnet, the delivery fly is totally enamored of him (too bad he finds her [[FlyCrazy annoying]]).



** Doubleosix is a caricature of Creator/SeanConnery and a ShoutOut to both the Creator/JamesBond and Series/MissionImpossible series. His companion in Rome, Surreptitus, is a caricature of actor Bernard Blier.

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** Doubleosix is a caricature of Creator/SeanConnery and a ShoutOut to both the Creator/JamesBond and Series/MissionImpossible series. (the fact he wakes up Getafix by giving him Caledonian grain liqueur - i.e. Scotch whisky - even evokes Connery's homeland) His companion in Rome, Surreptitus, is a caricature of actor Bernard Blier. Blier.
8th Jan '16 10:45:04 AM Josef5678
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** Saul ben Ephishul mentions the story of David and Goliath

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** Saul ben Ephishul mentions the story of David and Goliath Goliath.
* FlyInTheSoup: A Roman spy sends a trained fly to his contact person in Rome. When the insect arrives at his destination it crash lands in the man's soup, causing him to say: "Yuck, there's a fly in my soup!"
20th Apr '15 11:53:20 PM Patachou
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* VacationEpisode: Asterix and Obelix travel to Judea, aka Israel.
29th Mar '15 5:27:46 PM grapesandmilk
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* The fights between Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites and Medes reference the conflicts in the Middle East today.

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* ** The fights between Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites and Medes reference the conflicts in the Middle East today.
20th Jul '14 1:48:39 PM Patachou
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Panoramix anxiously waits for Economocrisis the Phoenician tradesman to arrive, because he needs some rock oil for the magic potion. As it turns out he forgot to bring it along with him, causing Getafix to go mad with anger and suffer a heart attack in the process. After calming down a bit he explains the situation and Asterix and Obelix decide to travel along with Economocrisis to Judea (Israel/Palestina nowadays) to get the urgently needed fluid. Meanwhile, a Roman spy named Doubleosix travels along with them, disguised as a druid, trying to sabotage the mission...

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Panoramix Getafix anxiously waits for Economocrisis the Phoenician tradesman to arrive, because he needs some rock oil for the magic potion. As it turns out he forgot to bring it along with him, causing Getafix to go mad with anger and suffer a heart attack in the process. After calming down a bit he explains the situation and Asterix and Obelix decide to travel along with Economocrisis to Judea (Israel/Palestina nowadays) to get the urgently needed fluid. Meanwhile, a Roman spy named Doubleosix travels along with them, disguised as a druid, trying to sabotage the mission...


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* The fights between Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites and Medes reference the conflicts in the Middle East today.
19th Jul '14 10:38:59 PM Patachou
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** Pontius Pilate is a caricature of actor Creator/JeanGabin.
** While trying to climb over a wall in Jerusalem [[spoiler:Doubleosix drops himself on the ground and pretends being hurt in order to alarm Roman troops. Asterix tells him to quit "wailing next to that wall", a reference to the Wailing Wall.

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** Pontius Pilate is a caricature of actor Creator/JeanGabin.Jean Gabin.
** While trying to climb over a wall in Jerusalem [[spoiler:Doubleosix drops himself on the ground and pretends being hurt in order to alarm Roman troops. Asterix tells him to quit "wailing next to that wall", a reference to the Wailing Wall. ]]
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