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YMMV / Asterix And The Falling Sky

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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The whole album compared to the rest of the series. It may qualify as a Bizarro Episode due to everyone's memories being erased.
  • Bizarro Episode: Aliens (an Expy of Mickey Mouse and his Superman Expy bodyguards vs Manga-like insectoids and robots) show up in a series based on a parody of the historical Roman-dominated era. And yep, it ends with the good toon-like aliens erasing the villagers' memories of this episode.
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  • Fanon Discontinuity: Most fans would rather believe that story never happened. Justified in that the villagers all had their memories wiped of the incident.
  • Never Live It Down: The album is often perceived as a crass and xenophobia-tainted rant against mangas, and as such ended up nigh-universally reviled and often put on the table as a reason why Albert Uderzo should have stopped helming the series alone. He eventually retired a few years later, due to increasing pain in his hands preventing him from drawing. It still induces negative views of the man among French fans of comic books and/or mangas.
  • Seasonal Rot: It's pretty much unanimously considered to be the worst Asterix album in the long history of the series.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: One way of seeing Uderzo's nods to non-European comic book/cartoon types. And it backfired due to his opinion of mangas.


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