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Asterix the Gaul Series

Asterix is a series of French comics. The series first appeared in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine “Pilote” on 29 October 1959. It was written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo until the death of Goscinny in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing until 2009, when he sold the rights to publishing company Hachette. As of 2018, 38 volumes have been released. The albums have also been published in collections of three and six. Official website.

Here is the order of publication and date of the original French strips:


Books in the Asterix the Gaul series:

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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and Cleopatra (1969)

Cleopatra Queen of Egypt bets Julius Caesar that her Egyptians can build a palace in Alexandria within three months.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix the Gaul (1969)

The year is 50 BC, and all of Gaul is occupied except for one small village. How much longer can Asterix, Obelix and their friends resist the Roman Empire?

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix the Gladiator (1969)

The Romans have captured Cacofonix as a gift for Caesar, who will throw him to the lions. To rescue him, Asterix and Obelix become gladiators themselves.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix the Legionary (1970)

Asterix and Obelix enlist as legionnaires in order to rescue Tragicomix, whom the Romans forcibly conscripted. The two find Tragicomix and succeed in causing the biggest commotion ever on a battlefield.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix in Spain (1971)

When the Romans take Huevos y Bacon’s son hostage, they discover that Little Pepe is a terrible handful. Asterix and Obelix step in to save him.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Laurel Wreath (1972)

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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix in Switzerland (1973)

The governor of Gaul has always been a “creative” accountant. Now he’s under investigation—or he was, until someone poisons the investigator.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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The Mansions of the Gods (1973)

Caesar decides to civilize Gaul if he can’t civilize the Gauls by building a modern housing development.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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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?

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Goths (1974)

Getaflix has been kidnapped by a band of Goths. So Asterix and Obelix try to save him. But they set off a whole series of tribal wars.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Golden Sickle (1975)

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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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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?

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Great Crossing (1976)

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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield (1977)

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?

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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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.

Author(s): René Goscinny
Illustrator(s): Albert Uderzo

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