Why not infiltrate the little Gaulish village by building a modern housing estate? That 's the plan thought up by trendy Roman architect Squaronthehypotenus to help Caesar crush the indomitable Gauls. Will the villagers be tempted by the hance of making money when the first Roman tenants move in? And what about the Gauls' secret weapon. Roll up to see the Roman remains!
I actually liked Mansions of the Gods but re-reading it today I didn ’ t understand how damn funny it is!
There ’ s some subtext I didn ’ t notice when reading this as a kid: Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo appear to be criticising trade unions as they ’ re portrayed here as greedy and encouraging laziness in workers.
The Mansions of the Gods is another great Asterix comic that reads just as well- maybe better?
René Goscinny ( 1926- 1977) was a French novelist, publisher and humorist, who is best known for the comic book, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series with Morris ( considered the series' golden age).