This is a list of characters in the asterix comics. Its title was simply asterix the gaul, and it followed the titular hero as he resisted a roman attempt to finally conquer his village. The story is that the romans under julius caesar have conquered all of gaul except for one little village where there is a group of gauls who have superhuman strength, thanks to a magic potion brewed by the village druid, getafix. All in all, asterix the gaul is a warm, welcoming character even though the stories he is a part of can have a serious side. Asterix and caesars gift 1974 asterix and cleopatra 1965 asterix and obelix all at sea 1996 asterix and obelixs birthday. They each have separate articles containing more information. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Before i could get my hands on them, my 10yearold daughter, the most precocious reader ive ever met, had already commandeered the whole stack.
Aug 23, 2019 when i brought asterix jeanyves ferri and tintin herge books home to prepare for this blog post, i didnt know what to expect. I would buy this again and other books by this author and in this series. Asterix and the new translated editions the new york times. Asterix, obelix and dogmatix are the first characters with short descriptions usually listed at the beginning of each of the asterix books after the map of gaul. In le monde s 100 books of the century, a 1999 poll conducted by the french retailer fnac and the paris newspaper le monde, asterix the gaul was listed as the 23rd greatest book of the 20th century. Albert uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in marne, france. Sadly, goscinny died in 1977 in the middle of volume 24, asterix in belgium. All gaul is under roman control, except for one small village in armorica presentday brittany, whose inhabitants are made invincible by. The golden book 2009 asterix and son 1983 asterix and the actress 2001 asterix and the banquet 1965 asterix and the big fight 1966 asterix and the black gold 1981 asterix and the cauldron 1969. The mansions of the gods is an animated french feature based on the popular belgianfrench character asterix, who is from comic books originally published in 1959. Prior to creating the asterix series, goscinny and uderzo had previously had success with their series oumpahpah, which was published in tintin magazine. The series focuses around the adventures of the gaulish warrior asterix and. Originally released on cassette in 1988, published by listen for pleasure. Asterix the gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 35 asterix albums.
Asterix was originally serialized in pilote magazine and in 1961 the first book was put together, titled asterix the gaul. Meet coronavirus and other interesting characters in these. Albert uderzo, half of the team that created asterix the gaul, has died at the age of 92. Buy asterix the gaul by goscinny, uderzo online at alibris. The first page of the first book, asterix the gaul, even encourages it. Album 1 new ed by rene goscinny, albert uderzo isbn. The books are littered with wry references to contemporary french culture and politics. Apr 24, 2017 its title was simply asterix the gaul, and it followed the titular hero as he resisted a roman attempt to finally conquer his village. Asterix the gladiator audiobook read by william rushton.
It became popular enough to eventually produce 36 books, even after goscinnys passing in 1977. The first book in the hugely popular asterix series is packed with puns, visual gags. From then on, books were released generally on a yearly basis. As the comics explain, the action takes place in 50 b. Fwiw, i actually think asterix the gaul is one of the better books.
This is a list of all asterix volumes, including the 38 official albums and various tieins. The debut novel of the asterix series is entitled asterix the gaul. The chief sends asterix and obelix up north to get him back but the nephew has fallen in love with the viking chiefs daughter v. The surprising thing about this book, for me, is that its a story starring asterix and the druid getafix more than the asterix and obelix combination. In both artistic style and storytelling, the aim seems to be to balance between extremes. Unless otherwise stated, this article uses the names chosen for the english translations of the books.
Asterix le gaulois asterixs village and roman camp compendium no travel the romans discover the secret of the gauls strength is the magic potion brewed by the druid getafix, so they capture him and attempt to get the recipe out of him. It was first released in 1959 and then rereleased in 2004 by the orion books publication. Their first fullyfledged book, asterix le gaulois, appeared in 1961. Asterix must save the druid getafix from the romans. When rene goscinny, the creator of asterix, died in. Asterix the gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 asterix albums. 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. These newer books are often criticised for lacking goscinnys humour and.
May 09, 2018 originally released on cassette in 1988, published by listen for pleasure. In 1961 the first book was put together, titled asterix the gaul. If youre looking for a ranking of my ten favorite asterix books out of all of them, i have that article here. Its third panel shows two germanic goths being repelled from gauls. The first book in the hugely popular asterix series is packed with puns, visual gags, funny anachronisms and plenty of mischevious humour, putting a tongueincheek spin on history and cultural identity. All gaul is under roman control, except for one small village in armorica presentday brittany, whose inhabitants are made invincible by a magic potion created periodically by the druid getafix. The first book in the series was published in 1961, written by rene goscinny with drawings by albert uderzo. Jun 19, 2018 1985 asterix the gaul books advert cereal mad. Album 1 and over 8 million other books are available for amazon kindle.
Asterix the gaul by rene goscinny, albert uderzo, paperback. This is a list of all asterix volumes, including the 38 official albums and various tie ins. In le mondes 100 books of the century, a 1999 poll conducted by the french retailer fnac and the paris newspaper le monde, asterix the gaul was listed as the 23rd greatest book of the 20th century. Asterix the gaul, asterix and the golden sickle, asterix and the goths. The collection of the albums of asterix the gaul asterix le site. Feb 14, 2002 asterix and the actress by albert uderzo, translated by anthea bell and derek hockridge. From then on, uderzo continued to write and illustrate new asterix. Jul 16, 20 on the technical side, asterix the gaul is a series of approximately 35 comic books, give or take a few, depending on where you draw the line. Home the collection the collection of the albums of asterix the gaul. Growing up, i absolutely adored these books, and devoured every one i could get my. An introduction to the asterix comic books the fandomentals.
No infringement intended i have been unable to find this audiobook available commercially, so am making it. Numbers 35 and 36 are by jeanyves ferri and didier conrad. The collection of the albums of asterix the gaul asterix. Only one small village of indomitable gauls still holds out against the invaders. With roger carel, jacques morel, pierre tornade, jacques jouanneau. Thirtysix books full of humour, slapstick, national stereotypes, anachronisms, puns, and gratuitous latin sentences. Asterix and the actress by albert uderzo, translated by anthea bell and derek hockridge. It makes for very easy and entertaining reading or viewing while also doing an amazing job at balancing light hearted comedy with great characters and a. Born in northeastern france in 1927, the son of italian immigrants, uderzo first emerged as a young. Asterix the gaul creator albert uderzo helped france. Author goscinny introduced the central characters in this book as asterix, panoramix, and obelix. Jan 15, 2018 fwiw, i actually think asterix the gaul is one of the better books. The adventures of asterix, or asterix and obelix as it can be called, is one of the most popular comics to come out of a long tradition of the frenchbelgium style. Uderzo, albert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
The main things that let it down are some clumsy exposition and the art which is good, but not on model for how i know the characters. The ten best asterix books from v1 v10 pipeline comics. But asterix was always bound to be read differently. Illustrated in bright comicbook style, this is a brilliantly witty and inventive book which will tempt even reluctant readers. Jul 12, 2017 but asterix was always bound to be read differently. Asterix the gaul is the first volume of the asterix comic strip series, by rene goscinny stories and albert uderzo illustrations. Asterix the gaul by rene goscinny, 9780752866055, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. M any may recognize the character here from comic books they read as kids. Asterix is a charming, humorous series that takes place in ancient rome, and more specifically, gaul, which is modern day france. Asterix or asterix le gaulois, is a series of fictional comic books created by rene goscinny and albert uderzo.
On the technical side, asterix the gaul is a series of approximately 35 comic books, give or take a few, depending on where you draw the line. Mar 24, 2020 the french comicbook artist created the beloved character asterix scourge of the roman invaders in ancient gaul with writer rene goscinny gallery published. In a tiny corner of brittany, one small village of indomitable gauls hold out. List of asterix characters the asterix project fandom.311 509 267 1377 202 1358 1263 126 1483 95 17 1031 1083 820 623 178 764 1229 1502 899 1139 424 1085 352 1188 1217 1306 540 311 753 360 1127 910 940 996 245 342 556 905 330 86 1016 756 666 1077 960