(1926 - 1977)
René Goscinny was an award-winning French comics editor and writer, who is best known internationally for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series’ golden age) and Iznogoud with Jean Tabary.
Asterix and Caesar’s Gift (1977)
Tremensdelirius gets the deed to Asterix’s little village. But he foolishly trades it for a drink in the tavern.
Asterix and Cleopatra (1969)
Cleopatra Queen of Egypt bets Julius Caesar that her Egyptians can build a palace in Alexandria within three months.
Here are twelve new stories and surprises to celebrate a half century of Asterix and Obelix.
Asterix and the Banquet (1979)
The Roman soldiers construct a barricade around Asterix’s village to keep everyone in. So he and Obelix embark on a trip around the entire country.
Asterix and the Big Fight (1974)
Getaflix needs to make a magic potion of invincibility so Vitalstatistix can defeat Cassius. But a flying menhir hits Getaflix and he no longer remembers how to make his magic potion. Can Asterix help restore Getaflix’s memory?
Asterix and the Cauldron (1976)
A Gaulish chief asks Asterix’s village to help guard a cauldron full of money from the Romans. But the sneaky chief steals back the cash while Asterix is standing watch. Can Asterix and Obelix recover the riches?
Julius Caesar wants to parade with the shield of his adversary Vercingetorix. But where is it? Will Caesar or Asterix and his friends find it first?
Asterix and the Class Act (2003)
A superb compilation of 14 short stories about the origin of Asterix and and Obelix.
Getafix has broken his golden sickle, so Asterix and Obelix visit Lutetia to buy a new one for him. But the sicklesmith—a cousin of Obelix—has vanished without a trace.
Asterix and the Goths (1974)
Getafix has been kidnapped by a band of Goths. So Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue him in the course of which they set off a whole series of tribal wars.
Asterix and Obelix are lost at sea. They finally reach what they think is a Roman colony. But it turns out to be a New World.
Chief Vitalstatistix foolishly bet that he can season a stew with Caesar’s laurel wreath. Now Asterix and Obelix must travel to Rome, steal the wreath, and bring it back for the promised dinner.
Asterix and the Normans (1978)
Normans believe that terror gives you wings so you can fly. They plan to test their theory by pushing Vitalstatistix’s cowardly nephew off the edge of a cliff.
Asterix and the Roman Agent (1972)
Julius Caesar sends expert troublemaker Tortuous Convolvulus to sow jealousy and discord in the town of Asterix, Obelix and Getafix.
Asterix and the Soothsayer (1975)
A sinister visitor arrives in the little village where Asterix lives. The townsfolk believe every word he says. Only Asterix knows better.
Asterix and the Vikings (2006)
Based on the film Asterix and the Vikings, which in turn is based on Asterix and the Normans. The Vikings visit Gaul to learn the meaning of fear so they can gain wings.
Asterix at the Olympic Games (1968)
Gluteus Maximus, a Roman legionnaire, is chosen to represent Rome at the Olympics. While training, he encounters Asterix and Obelix, who outdo him thanks to a magic potion.
Asterix in Belgium (1980)
Who are bravest, the Belgian tribes or the Gauls? And who can destroy more fortified Roman camps?
Asterix in Britain (1966)
The Romans have invaded Britain, but one village still holds out. Asterix and Obelix come to help, with a barrel of magic potion in hand.