Asterix le Gaulois. La serpe d or. Asterix et les Goths. Asterix Gladiateur. Le Tour de Gaule. Asterix et Cleopatre. Le Combat des chefs. Asterix chez les Bretons. Asterix et les Normands. Asterix legionnaire. Le Bouclier Averne. Asterix aux Jeux Olympiques. Asterix et le chaudron. Asterix en Hispanie. La Zizanie. Asterix chez les Helvetes. Le domaine des Dieux. Les lauriers de Cesar. Le Devin. Asterix en Corse. Le cadeau de Cesar. La grande traversee. Obelix et compagnie. Asterix chez les Belges. Le grand fosse. L odyssee d Asterix. Le fils d Asterix. Asterix chez Rahazade. La rose et le glaive. La galere d Obelix. Asterix et Latraviata. Asterix et la rentree gauloise. Le ciel lui tombe sur la tete. Le Livre d'or. l'anniversaire d'Asterix et Obelix. Asterix chez les Pictes.
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Prior to creating the Asterix series, Goscinny and Uderzo had previously had success with their series Oumpah-pah, which was published in the Tintin magazine. Albert Uderzo drawing Astérix, in 1971.Astérix was originally serialised in the magazine Pilote, in the very first issue published on 29 October 1959. In 1961 the first book was put together entitled Asterix the Gaul. From then on, books were released generally on a yearly basis. Uderzo's first sketches portrayed Asterix as a huge and strong traditional Gaulish warrior. But Goscinny had a different picture in his mind. He visualized Asterix as a shrewd small sized warrior who would prefer intelligence over strength. However, Uderzo felt that the small sized hero needed a strong but dim companion to which Goscinny agreed. Hence, Obelix was born. Despite the growing popularity of Asterix with the readers, the financial backing for Pilote ceased. Pilote was taken over by Georges Dargaud. When Goscinny died in 1977, Uderzo continued the series alone on the demand of the readers who implored him to continue. He continued the series but on a less frequent basis. Most critics and fans of the series prefer Goscinny's albums. Uderzo created his own publishing company, Les Editions Albert-René, which published every album drawn and written by Uderzo alone since then. However, Dargaud, the initial publisher of the series, kept the publishing rights on the 24 first albums made by both Uderzo and Goscinny. In 1990, the Uderzo and Goscinny families decided to sue Dargaud to take over the rights. In 1998, after a long trial, Dargaud lost the rights to publish and sell the albums. Uderzo decided to sell these rights to Hachette instead of Albert-René, but the publishing rights on new albums were still owned by Albert Uderzo (40%), Sylvie Uderzo (20%) and Anne Goscinny (40%). Although Uderzo declared he did not want anyone to continue the series after his death, which is similar to the request Hergé made regarding his The Adventures of Tintin, his attitude changed and in December 2008 he sold his stake to Hachette, which took over the company and now owns the rights. This provoked a family row. In a letter published in the French newspaper Le Monde in 2009, Uderzo's daughter, Sylvie, attacked her father's decision to sell the family publishing firm and the rights to produce new Astérix adventures after his death. She is reported as saying ...the co-creator of Astérix, France s comic strip hero, has betrayed the Gaulish warrior to the modern-day Romans the men of industry and finance. However, René Goscinny's daughter Anne also gave her agreement to the continuation of the series and sold her rights at the same time. She is reported to have said that Asterix has already had two lives: one during my father's lifetime and one after it. Why not a third? A few months later, Uderzo appointed three illustrators, who had been his assistants for many years, to continue the series. In 2011, Uderzo announced that a new Asterix album was due out in 2013, with Jean-Yves Ferri writing the story and Frédéric Mébarki drawing it. A year later, in 2012, the publisher Albert-René announced that Frédéric Mébarki had withdrawn from drawing the new album, due to the pressure he felt in following in the steps of Uderzo. Comic artist Didier Conrad was officially announced to take over drawing duties from Mébarki, with the due date of the new album in 2013 unchanged.
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Book Description French and European Publications Inc, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0320081451