Asterix the Gaul adventures
Vol. 9 - Asterix and the Normans
Written by: Goscinny - Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: Astérix et les Normands
Published by: Hachette Livre
First published by: Pilote no. 340 (28/04/1966)
First album edition: 1967
A Norman invasion of the Gaulish village! But only trendy teenager Justforkix, visiting from Lutetia, fears them, for the Gauls have their magic potion. But the Normans themselves want to learn the meaning of fear: can Asterix and his friends teach them?
Another secret weapon is brought into play … at at long last the bard Cacofinix wins the appreciation due to him.
What the druids have to say about Asterix and the Normans
The main idea behind the album is the fear that the Normans from the north have come to learn from the Gauls. The key to the adventure is that Cacofonix's hip music is only enjoyed by Justforkix. This was highly appreciated by pop music fans in the sixties.
This album marks the beginning of a great career for Justforkix, who then went on to play the lead role in a series of gamebooks called Alea Jacta Est, and which are collector's items today.
Note that for once the Romans are not the villains. Rather, they make a pitiful sight being torn between the Gauls and the Normans. The adventure differs from others on several accounts, including the fact that Cacofonix the bard is given permission to attend the final banquet.
Character profiles of the album Asterix and the Normans
, Olaf Timandahaf
Various versions of the album Asterix and the Normans
Astérix et les Normands - French - Editions Hachette
Astérix et les Normands - French - Editions Hachette - La Grande Collection
Asterix und die Normannen - German - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
Asterix und die Normannen - German - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition
Asterix y los normandos - Spanish - Salvat
Asterix y los normandos - Spanish - Salvat La Gran Colección
Asterix y los normandos - Spanish - Salvat La colección
Astèrix i els Normands - Catalan - Salvat
Astérix e os Normandos - Portuguese - ASA
Astérix e os Normandos - Portuguese - A colecção – Salvat
Asterix and the Normans - English - Orion
Asterix en de Noormannen - Dutch - Editions Hachette
Asterix ja normannien maihinnousu - Finnish - Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix ei normanni - Italian - Panini Comics
Asterix et Normanni - Latin - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
아스테릭스, 바이킹을물리치다 - Asteriks, baiking-ûl mullichida - Korean - Moonji
Asterix og vikingerne - Danish - Egmont A/S
Asterix och vikingarna - Swedish - Egmont AB
Asteriks ve Normanlar - Turkish - Remzi Kitabevi
Asterix e os Normandos - Brazilian (Portuguese) - Record
Asteriks i Normanowie - Polish - Egmont Sp
Asterix un de Wikingers - Mundart 10 - Plattdeutsch II
Asterix and the Normans