The Asterix comics rank high among the classics in comics. Written by Goscinny and drawn by Uderzo the series has been translated into over a hundred languages and its characters are familiar figures worldwide. The comics revolve around the adventures surrounding a small Gaulish village in the heart of Roman France. Asterix is the crafty, cunning warrior who is relied upon to defend the village from Rome. Obelix is his menhir toting friend with a penchant for wild boar who makes up what he lacks in smarts with sheer brute strength and unshakeable loyalty. Getafix is the village druid — he is the voice of reason in the village and defends the villagers against Roman incursions. He also brews the magic potion which gives Asterix his supernatural strength and agility and permits him to defeat the Romans so handily. In their adventures Asterix and Obelix travel far and wide, outsmarting the Romans every time. There is a reason that Asterix is a classic and continues to be read by millions: it is well written, amusing, and the good guys always win despite the seemingly insurmountable odds.

By Goscinny
Dargaud Publishing International, originally published 1961-

Full List of Asterix Titles, published in English by Orion Books
1. Asterix the Gaul (1961)
2. Asterix and the Golden Sickle (1962)
3. Asterix and the Goths (1963)
4. Asterix the Gladiator (1964)
5. Asterix and the Banquet (1965)
6. Asterix and Cleopatra (1965)
7. Asterix and the Big Fight (1966)
8. Asterix in Britain (1966)
9. Asterix and the Normans (1967)
10. Asterix the Legionary (1967)
11. Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield (1968)
12. Asterix at the Olympic Games (1968)
13. Asterix and the Cauldron (1969)
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 (1972)
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)
32. Asterix and the class act (2003)
33. Asterix and the falling Sky (2005)
34. Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday – The Golden Book (2009)

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