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1 Asterix on Mon May 31, 2010 6:33 pm


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Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix (French: Astérix or Astérix le Gaulois, is a series of French comic books written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo (Uderzo also took over the job of writing the series after the death of Goscinny in 1977). The series first appeared in French in the magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959. As of 2009, 34 comic books in the series have been released.

The series follows the exploits of a village of ancient Gauls as they resist Roman occupation. They do so by means of a magic potion, brewed by their druid, which gives the recipient superhuman strength. The protagonist, the titular character, Asterix, along with his friend Obelix have various adventures. The "ix" suffix of both names echoes the name of Vercingetorix, a historical Gaul chieftain. In many cases, the stories have them travel to various countries around the world, though other books are set in and around their village. For much of the history of the series (Volumes 4 through 29), settings in Gaul and abroad alternated, with even-numbered volumes set abroad and odd-numbered volumes set in Gaul, mostly in the village.

The Asterix series is one of the most popular Franco-Belgian comics in the world, with the series being translated into over 100 languages, and it is popular in most European countries. Asterix is less well known in the United States and Japan.

The success of the series has led to the adaptation of several books into 11 films; eight animated, and three with live actors. There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and a theme park near Paris, Parc Astérix, is themed around the series. To date, 325 million copies of 34 Asterix books have been sold worldwide, making co-creators Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo France's bestselling authors abroad.

Alrighty then which ones have you read and which one is you favorite?

1. Asterix the Gaul (1959)
2 Asterix and the Goths (1961-62)
3 Asterix the Gladiator (1962)
4 Asterix and Cleopatra (1963)
5 Asterix and the Big Fight (1964)
8. Asterix in Britain (1965)
9. Asterix and the Normans (1966)
10. Asterix the Legionary (1966)
11. Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield (1967)
12. Asterix at the Olympic Games (1968)
13. Asterix and the Cauldron (1968)
14. Asterix in Spain (1969)
15. Asterix and the Roman Agent (1970)
16. Asterix in Switzerland (1970)
17. The Mansions of the Gods (1971)
18. Asterix and the Laurel Wreath
19. Asterix and the Soothsayer (1972)
20. Asterix in Corsica (1973)
21. Asterix and Caesar's Gift (1974)
22. Asterix and the Great Crossing (1975)
23. Obelix and Co. (1976)
24. Asterix in Belgium (1979)
25. Asterix and the Great Divide (1980)
26. Asterix and the Black Gold (1981)
27. Asterix and Son (1983)
28. Asterix and the Magic Carpet (1987)
29. Asterix and the Secret Weapon (1991)
30. Asterix and Obelix All at Sea (1996)
31. Asterix and the Actress (2001)
These are th books ive read. My favorite : Asterix and Cleopatra!

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2 Re: Asterix on Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:00 pm


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i have read almost all of,i haven't read the last one-Asterix and the Actress....
i didn't even know it existed....

now i'll be searching every bookstore.....for it...THANKS!!!

My favorite is..... THE SECRET WEAPON

i loved it

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3 Re: Asterix on Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:48 am


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Asterix reminds me of a wonderful time in my life when -OH SHIT!!
Oh God!
Don't let Jin read this thread.

There was this incident from school.... I kinda screwed up during class and Jin's comics were "confiscated" by that dumbass Chemistry teacher of ours.
Stupid teacher.

1. Asterix and Cleopatra
2. Asterix and the Normans
3... and 1 more, I think it was either Asterix and the Soothsayer or Asterix in Switzerland.

...but I'm sure he forgives me. It was way back in te early 2000s.
Jin is a merciful god. He forgives. ^_^! Right?

Anyways, this thread is inappropriate for this section.
Mods/Admins, please move this thread to the COMICS section.


I'm not implying anything but merely pointing out the futility of your posts!

"How art thou fallen from Amalga, oh R3dW0Lf?"

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4 Re: Asterix on Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:19 am


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I love Asterix and Obelix! <3 <3 <3 I happen to share my B'day with them :-P :-P 29th October, I doubt its the same year though =_=
I read everything Ryukai has I think, and another friend of mine. Asterix and Obelix bore me SOMETIMES though.

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5 Re: Asterix on Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:47 am


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Read every Asterix that there is. Owned most of them too... but then I lent some to some friends and have never seen them since... pity...


There are three reasons why you can't defeat me. One: Your sword is too light. Two: There's nothing I can't cut. Three: I'm more handsome than you - Kyo
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