Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix (French: Astérix or Astérix le Gaulois, IPA: [asteʁiks lə ɡolwa]) 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 indomitable 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. Many of the stories have them travel to foreign countries, though others 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 14 films: ten animated, and four 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 René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo France's bestselling authors abroad.

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For all of you who want to know more! So heres a list!

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FekLeyrTarg Jan 6 2014 says:

What do you think about the newest Asterix comic by Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad?
I enjoyed it very much even though there were some minor things which annoyed me a little bit. :)

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piersie Feb 23 2013 says:

Can I post a 3d image here of an Asterix world model I have created?

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OrangeNero Jul 28 2012 says:

He is called Obelix not Obleix. Please correct that.

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Jack__Sparrow Oct 8 2012 replied:

Where does it say Obleix?

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HALLOLL Jan 26 2012 says:

How did I get here! I was trying to go to Tom&Jerry group.

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AirborneSn1p3r Oct 23 2011 says:

sad to see this group so small :(

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JaxTellerChileno Jul 15 2011 says:

Asterix Rulez! lml

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AirborneSn1p3r Jun 25 2011 says:

WoW nice idea, too bad in my country these comics are so under rated and really hard to find, i have a few of them but most are my dads from when he was a kid

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