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The Adventures of Asterix (French: Asterix or Asterix le Gaulois) is a series of French comic books written by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo (Uderzo also took over the job of writing the series after the death of Goscinny in 1977). The series first appeared in French in the magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959. As of 2008, 33 comic books in the series have been released.
The series follows the exploits of a village of ancient Gauls as they resist Roman occupation. They do so by means of a magic potion, brewed by their druid, which gives the recipient superhuman strength. The protagonist, the titular character, Asterix, along with his friend Obelix have various adventures. In many cases, this leads them to travel to various countries around the world, though other books are set in and around their village. For much of the history of the series (Volumes 4 through 29), settings in Gaul and abroad alternated, with even-numbered volumes set abroad and odd-numbered volumes set in Gaul, mostly in the village.
The Asterix series is one of the most popular Franco-Belgian comics in the world, with the series being translated into over 100 languages, and it is popular in most European countries.
The success of the series has led to the adaptation of several books into 11 films; eight animated, and three with live actors. There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and a theme park near Paris, Parc Asterix, is themed around the series. To date, 325 million copies of 33 Asterix books have been sold around the world making co-creators Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo France's bestselling authors abroad.
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Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums.Language Notes:
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Book Description Hodder. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0340372451I5N00
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002497842
Book Description Hodder Dargaud, London, 1985. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Uderzo (illustrator). 48pp; 4 hilarious stories, light edgewear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 045801
Book Description Hodder Dargaud, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The boards are edgeworn and marked.Minor markings.Excellent binding.[R.K]. Seller Inventory # ns89
Book Description Hodder Dargaud, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Reprint.The boards are shelf rubbed and edge worn.No inscriptions.Well bound.Good copy.[S.K]. Seller Inventory # 66bi
Book Description Hodder Dargaud, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. the boards are edge worn and shelf rubbed. tears on the edges. marked. stains. tightly bound. Fair copy. [P.K.]. Seller Inventory # 17gf
Book Description Hodder Dargaud, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. The boards are a bit shelf rubbed.One previous owners inscription.Well bound.EK. Seller Inventory # jy95
Book Description Hodder, 1985. Paperback. Condition: Used: Very Good. Asterix the Gaul, .and the Soothsayer, . and the Goths, . and Caesar's Gift 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Seller Inventory # 129176
Book Description Hodder Dargaud, London and New York, 1985. Pictorial Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Omnibus, contains four stories - Asterix The Gaul, Asterix And The Soothsayer, Asterix And The Goths and Asterix And Caesar's Gift. Pictorial boards, Wear at corners and spine Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Galley/Proof. Seller Inventory # HC2528