Citizenship : Gaul

French name : Astérix
German name : Asterix
Dutch name : Asterix
Spanish name : Astérix
Italian name : Asterix
Portugese name : Astérix


Myth, Obelix's pal

Although he does not have the impressive muscle-bound physique of the heroes Albert Uderzo drew at first, Asterix is the only anti-hero to boast such a collection of success stories and heroic feats.

Throughout his adventures, where his legendary wile and the precious magic potion concocted by the druid Getafix allow him to escape from the direst situations, often covered with glory, Asterix has made off with Caesar's laurel crown, won a gold metal at the Olympic Games (without the benefit of the magic potion, if you please!) and completed with honours the 12 tasks as decreed by Caesar one day when he was foolish enough to risk a bet with our incorrigible Gauls.

Thanks to our hero, the Britons discovered tea and the Belgians were inspired to make French fries! 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 mythical figure, a symbol throughout the world for all who resist the influence of Empires trying to impose their will and law on others. René Goscinny explained that his hero's name, with its initial «A», was a clear advantage with regard to alphabetic classification in any future comic book encyclopaedia, but did he ever imagine that his tiny Gaul would also change comic book history?

And what more can be said about the success of Asterix in the film industry? Despite all his success, Asterix has remained down to earth and all he needs to keep him (and his readers) happy is the chance to ridicule the Romans and savour a delicious banquet with his friends.

In which book ?

1 - Asterix the Gaul
2 - Asterix and the Golden Sickle
3 - Asterix and the Goths
4 - Asterix the Gladiator
5 - Asterix and the Banquet
6 - Asterix and Cleopatra
7 - Asterix and the Big Fight
8 - Asterix in Britain
9 - Asterix and the Normans
10 - Asterix the Legionary
11 - Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield
12 - Asterix at the Olympic Games
13 - Asterix and the Cauldron
14 - Asterix in Spain
15 - Asterix and the Roman Agent
16 - Asterix in Switzerland
17 - The Mansions of the Gods
18 - Asterix and the Laurel Wreath
19 - Asterix and the Soothsayer
20 - Asterix in Corsica
21 - Asterix and Caesar's Gift
22 - Asterix and the Great Crossing
23 - Obelix and Co
24 - Asterix in Belgium
25 - Asterix and the Great Divide
26 - Asterix and the Black Gold
27 - Asterix and Son
28 - Asterix and the Magic Carpet
29 - Asterix and the Secret Weapon
30 - Asterix and Obelix all at Sea
31 - Asterix and the Actress
32 - Asterix and the class act
33 - Asterix and the falling Sky
34 - Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday - The Golden Book
35 - Asterix and the Picts
36 - Asterix and the Missing scroll
37 - Asterix and the Chariot Race
38 - Asterix and the Chieftain's daughter
39 - Asterix and the Griffin