Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix is a series of French comics. The series first appeared in As of , million copies of Asterix books have been sold worldwide, with co-creators René Goscinny and . Asterix and the Falling Sky ( ); Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book (); Asterix and the Picts. This is a list of all Asterix volumes, including the 37 official albums and various tie -ins. 3, , Asterix and the Goths, Astérix et les Goths, Germany, The druid . (This comic book, published in , is an adaptation of the animated film The These newer books are often criticised for lacking Goscinny's humour and. Home > The Collection > The collection of the albums of Asterix the Gaul. The collection of the albums of Asterix the Gaul Tapidesourix.

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As for the Asterix comic book series, it has been the sensation of the publishing world for 60 years while the character Asterix has become a. An introduction to the French comic series, Asterix the Gaul, for readers who may not be familiar with this iconic piece of visual literature. Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix (French: Astérix or Astérix le Gaulois, IPA: [ aste?iks l??olwa]) is a series of French comic books written by René Goscinny.

The year is 50 B. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely… One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium…. The Polish version of those words has written itself into my memory when I was a child. But when I speak to people from across the Atlantic, it seems like the comic series is pretty obscure there, in the US, at least. A perfect opportunity for me to introduce you to it, esteemed readers. Uderzo was the son of Italian immigrants. They both created in French, however — Goscinny was the writer, and Uderzo the artist. The idea behind Asterix was, allegedly, to create a comic series that would compete with American cartoons, but appeal to the French history and national identity. Their choice fell to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe who once lived in what is now France.

The collection of the albums of Asterix the Gaul. The collection of the albums of Asterix the Gaul Tapidesourix T Asterix the Gaul. Asterix and the Golden Sickle.

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Asterix and the Goths. Asterix the Gladiator. Asterix and the Banquet.


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Asterix in Britain. Asterix and the Normans. Asterix the Legionary. Asterix at the Olympic Games. You grew up with Tin Tin or Asterix. Both French, b Asterix was where I first started reading comics.

Both French, but one was an androgynous twat with a stupid Dog, and the other was a Gallic warrior who fought the Romans as a Guerilla Apr 28, Ken-ichi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oh man. I grew up reading these. Facts gleaned from Asterix still probably constitute the majority of my admittedly scant knowledge of European geography and history. Whoever did the translations was a genius. View all 3 comments. Jan 18, Renuka rated it it was amazing Shelves: Asterix the Gaul This is the first volume of the comic stripes Asterix.

It is quite impressive despite being the early chapter. The Gaulish people are invincible because of a potion brewed by their druid 'Getafix' , which makes them super strong for some period and bears a name with "ix" suffix. Asterix, ou protagonist is physically dwarfish but very sharp-witted and brave.

I absolutely loved Asterix the Gaul This is the first volume of the comic stripes Asterix. I absolutely loved Asterix , he is smart, witty, and fearless. Getafix's witty remarks were delights. The whole chapter is filled puns and I couldn't stop laughing the whole time. I also enjoyed the side comments given in the comics. Can't wait to get my hands on the next volume. Excelente primer tomo para presentar a Asterix y su mundo, favoreciendo a los galos y delirando bastante a los romanos.

Apr 14, David Sarkies rated it liked it Shelves: The first Asterix album 14 April Now that I have the complete Tintin collection I decided that I would get my hands on the other comic book series that I liked as a child, which surprise, surprise, was Asterix.

I am sure many of you already know the premise behind Asterix, but since this is the first of the albums I thought that I might run through it anyway.

There is one little village on the coast of Gaul that just The first Asterix album 14 April Now that I have the complete Tintin collection I decided that I would get my hands on the other comic book series that I liked as a child, which surprise, surprise, was Asterix.

There is one little village on the coast of Gaul that just does not seem to be able to submit, so the Romans built four camps around the village and attempt to look for a way to bring them under the authority of Rome.

This is the first album and it does show a lot, especially after you have read a lot of the others. In a way it seems very deficient, however we must remember that this is the first and we are seeing an introduction to the characters and the setting. In a way this is something that could only come out of France. It is amusing, silly, and the use of puns is very clever. This is seen a lot more in the later comics, though here the main antagonist, the centurion Crismus Bonus, gave me a good chuckle when I first encountered him.

Most of the comics, when dealing with the little village in Gaul, will only have one of the camps. The four camps are Aquarium, Totorum, Laundanum, and Compendium. The camp that has the focus of this book is Compendium. As you read more and more of the comics you will encounter the style that Goscinny who wrote the dialogue, Underzo did the drawings uses.

Each of the nationalities have their own little prefix, the Gauls having 'ix' at the end of all of their names most likely being taken from the Gaul Ubercheiftain Vercingetorix and all of the Roman's names end in 'us' most likely taken from the name Julius, though other Romans of note also have a name ending in 'us' though you should note that not all of them follow that convention, though in the books they will generally have two names, such as Calligula Minus, the poor Roman that is picked to spy on the Gauls.

The plot of this comic involves the Romans trying to find out the secret of the Gaul's ability to resist their might, so they disguise a Roman as a Gaul who sneaks into the village, finds the potion, and then returns back to the camp as strong as ever.

Upon learning of the potion, they kidnap the druid Getafix there are lots of puns like this, Vitalstatistix the chief, Fullyautomatix the blacksmith, and Cacofonix the bard. Asterix, who learns of this must then sneak into the camp to get the druid back. It is rather amusing, especially how the mighty Romans are scared stiffless of the little Gauls, and in many cases Asterix uses his ability to bluff to enable him to get around and reach his goals.

Of course, upon learning of the potion, Crismus Bonus decides that to have this power would give him much more influence back in Rome, so decides to go his own way to depose Ceaser and set himself up as dictator. Okay, the history in these stories is really bad, particularly since at this point Ceaser would have been fighting the civil war. There simply did not seem to be a period of peace where Ceaser was ruling unchallenged, but this is a really minor aspect.

These comics are not to teach history but to entertain. Jun 28, Jonatan Iversen-Ejve rated it it was ok Shelves: Asterix is definitely one of my favorite comic book series of all time. I've only come to like the albums more as I grow older, and seeing as I reread them at least once a year I thought it only right that I take a shot at reviewing them as well.

Keep in mind that I read the Swedish editions and might get a few names wrong. I'll try to stick to the English names as much as I can. So, here goes. Asterix the Gaul is the very first album, and it shows.

For me the whole thing always felt like some so Asterix is definitely one of my favorite comic book series of all time. For me the whole thing always felt like some sort of a trial run before the real series starts, both in art style and storytelling. In fact, you can tell that Uderzo developed his drawing technique throughout the story by comparing the first couple of pages with the last one - characters like Asterix, Getafix and Julius Caesar all look drastically different towards the end, and more like their usual selves that we've come to know.

While these books have never been known for very intricate plots, and instead focused more on their humor and cultural satire, this one is probably one of the weakest in terms of story. It revolves around the Romans trying to figure out the secret of the Gauls' great strength, kidnapping the druid Getafix to acquire it for themselves.

Asterix comes to the rescue, and the two of them decide to teach the villains a lesson. The biggest "issue" with the main premise of Asterix is that since the main characters have super strength, any form of adversity must be something our heroes can't overcome by simply punching their way through.

This is often solved by having them look for some kind of MacGuffin or otherwise face a more intangible problem, so I'm usually completely fine with this.

Here, however, the resolution comes relatively early on in the story, with the rest of it mostly consisting of the two Gauls messing around with the Romans just for the heck of it. I might have been fine with it here as well if the story and humor had been enough to save it, but aside from a couple of funny moments it's actually rather dull and unexciting.

Likely a huge part of why I'm not very fond of this one overall. So, is there anything good about this album? The pacing is odd, the art style subpar, and Obelix isn't even in half of it! I think it deserves some recognition for being the beginning of something great.

The interstellar dust cloud that gave birth to our brightest stars, if you will. Some of the longest running gags can even be found here, like Cacophonix horrible singing or Obelix pouting over not getting any magic potion, and running gags is part of what makes Asterix so brilliant.

It's something I will get more into as I continue these reviews, for sure. All in all I wouldn't exactly recommend it to new readers as there are better places to get started, but Asterix fans should definitely give it a read if only to know how it all began. Apr 19, Ridwan Anam rated it liked it. Wer kennt es nicht, wer hat es nicht schon als Kind gelesen?

Feb 21, Morgan rated it really liked it. Reading a 3-in-1 edition, but writing a mini-review for the first volume. I think it was this one I read Latin version in elementary school. I remember liking it then, but of course I didn't really get into the comic because it was in Latin and not English. I should state the comics themselves were originally in French. I liked the fist album in English. I thought it was funny. You can tell this is a early story though.

I will defiantly be reading all the Asterix. Apr 06, Maria Carmo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This very first volume of Asterix is so very funny, and it is like a taste of what is coming with this series: Definitely worth reading this series! Maria Carmo, Lisbon, 6 April View 2 comments.

Mare bucurie! Jan 12, Ill D rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Wannabe Gentlemen and Scholars. I recently sifted my way through the top comic book lists here on Goodreads.

Following a quick trip to my local library I finally got my hands on this. Oh by. What a let down! The Goths are obsessed with order and militaristic their portrayal is by far the most unflattering.

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The Corsicans are lazy, easy to offend and capable of holding a grudge forever. Plenty of those are anachronistic, of course. Some of the anachronisms are obvious, while others less so. People filing forms in triplicate using marble tablets, or Lutetia being an ancient reflection of modern Paris, are clear. But the series also plays fast and loose with history in other ways.

But how could you not include it in a comic taking place in Rome? Needless to say, this creates a challenge for translators. The Polish ones came out swinging. The first one I have read is Obelix and Co. Afterwards, I read them as I got them, which was in a fairly random order — and then I started reading a re-release, this time in order, but only those I missed the first time around. And it was fine. Still, reading them all greatly increases the experience.

The series is full if in-jokes, references and running gags. The pirates always lose their ship, a fight breaks out over fish every couple of issues, Vitalstatistix falls off his shield… and so on.

While the premise seems one-note, Uderzo and Goscinny really did a lot of work to give each comic a unique structure and theme. Albert Uderzo, who lives to this day, kept writing and drawing on his own. The results… vary. Yes, his singing is bad enough to cause rain, apparently. Uderzo is much more prone to exaggerating characters, and resolving plots through a Deus Ex Machina.

For example, one of his albums has Asterix and Obelix travel to the Middle East and procure petroleum — which Panoramix apparently needs for the potion. Axterix returns to the village with certainty that his failure had doomed it… only to find out that the Gauls are beating off a Roman attack as usual.

Panoramix had managed to replace petroleum with beet juice in the recipe. Thus rendering the entire adventure pointless.

A rather crude one. And it works. The Asterix comics are great fun to read. In The Fandomentals, he examines fantasy and gaming with a critical, and somewhat cranky, eye. Connect with us.