The six "Fantastic Asterix" adventures are:
► Asterix and the Golden Sickle - 1962
► Asterix the the Banquet - 1966
► Asterix and the Cauldron - 1969
► The Mansions of the Gods - 1971
► Asterix and Caesar's Gift - 1974
► Obelix and Co. - 1976
The book measures 30cm long x 22cm wide x 2.5cms deep (11¾" x 8½ "x 1").
It weighs: 800g (1.8 lbs).
In amazing condition, minor wear and tear.
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*Here's a bit of history for you.
"Asterix the Gaul" is a bande dessinée series about Gaul warriors, who have adventures and fight the Roman Republic during the era of Julius Caesar in a historical telling of the time after the Gallic Wars. The series first appeared in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959. It was written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo until Goscinny's death in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing until 2009 (he died in 2020). As of 2019, 38 volumes have been released, with the most recent released in October 2019.
Asterix comics usually start with the following introduction:
"The year is 50 BC. 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 series follows the adventures of a village of Gauls as they resist Roman occupation in 50 BCE. They do so by means of a magic potion, brewed by their druid Getafix (Panoramix in the French version), which temporarily gives the recipient superhuman strength. The protagonists, the title character Asterix and his friend Obelix, have various adventures. The "-ix" ending of both names (as well as all the other pseudo-Gaulish "-ix" names in the series) alludes to the "-rix" suffix (meaning "king") present in the names of many real Gaul chieftains such as Vercingetorix, Orgetorix, and Dumnorix.
The Asterix series is one of the most popular Franco-Belgian comics in the world, with the series being translated into 111 languages and dialects as of 2009.
As of 2017, 370 million copies of Asterix books have been sold worldwide, with co-creators René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo being France's best-selling authors abroad.
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