Asterix the Gaul

by Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny
List(s):"Carp 500"
Category: "Graphic Story"
Year of Publication:1961
Date Read:09/10/1998
Notes:In this tale the reader is introduced to Asterix and his friends. You’ll meet the revered druid, aptly named "Getafix" and the bustling, burly chieftain, "Vitalstatistix." The story gives a lot of background to the entire comic series, including the nature of the magic potion and the reason why Obelix isn't allowed to touch it. The reader also learns about the Roman dilemma, which revolves around the little, indomitable Gaulish village.

COMMENTS — This is the first in a series of more than 30 graphic stories about Asterix and his mighty band of villagers. One amazing thing about these stories: they weren’t originally written in English — but the word play is incredible. Asterix has been translated into more than 100 languages.
My Rating: 8

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Review - Asterix the Gaul

Clever. I especially like the names.
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