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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 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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: 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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and Obelix All at Sea (1996)

Slaves have stolen Julius Caesar’s own warship. They join Caesar’s old enemies Asterix and Obelix, and set sail for Atlantis.

Author: Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday: The Golden Book (2009)

Here are twelve new stories and surprises to celebrate a half century of Asterix and Obelix.

Author: René Goscinny
Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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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!

Author: Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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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!

Author: Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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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.

Author: René Goscinny
Illustrator: 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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Black Gold (1982)

Asterix and Obelix are off to the Middle East to bring back rock oil for the magic potion.

Author: Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: 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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Chariot Race (2017)

Asterix and Obelix tour the Italian peninsula and find that all Italians are not Romans.

Author: Jean-Yves Ferri
Illustrator: Didier Conrad

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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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Class Act (2003)

A superb compilation of 14 short stories about the origin of Asterix and and Obelix.

Author: René Goscinny
Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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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?

Author: Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: 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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: 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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: 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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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Asterix and the Great Divide (1981)

Sweethearts Melodrama and Histrionix ask Asterix and Obelix and Getafix to sort out the rivalries between their fathers.

Author: Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: 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: René Goscinny
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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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.

Author: Albert Uderzo
Illustrator: Albert Uderzo

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