(1934 - 2013)
Born in Wales, Derek Hockridge studied French, which led to work as a translator. He collaborated with Anthea Bell on translation of the famous Asterix comic books. He was also an actor who appeared in many television productions.
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.
Slaves have stolen Julius Caesar’s own warship. They join Caesar’s old enemies Asterix and Obelix, and set sail for Atlantis.
Here are twelve new stories and surprises to celebrate a half century of Asterix and Obelix.
Asterix and Son (1983)
When someone leaves a little boy in a basket outside Asterix and Obelix’s hut, it’s two Gauls and a baby!
Asterix and the Actress (2001)
The hysterical adventures of Asterix and his pals in the days of the Roman Empire as they protect their town. And throw a birthday party!
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 Black Gold (1982)
Asterix and Obelix are off to the Middle East to bring back rock oil for the magic potion.
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.
Asterix and the Falling Sky (2005)
The Gauls have only one fear: that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes, says Chief Vitalstatistix. Or does it?
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.
Asterix and the Great Divide (1981)
Sweethearts Melodrama and Histrionix ask Asterix and Obelix and Getafix to sort out the rivalries between their fathers.
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 Magic Carpet (1988)
The wonderful village where Asterix and Obelix live has only one drawback: its musician Cacofonix is the worst in the world. But then a stranger flies in on a magic carpet asking for help in ending a terrible drought. Suddenly, Cacofonix’s talents come in mighty handy.