Asterix the Gaul

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Asterix the Gaul

Written by: Goscinny – Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: Astérix le Gaulois
Published by: Hachette Livre
First published by: Pilote no. 1 (29/10 1959)
First album edition: 1961
Cartoon film adaptation: 1967

The year is 50 BC, and all Gaul is occupied. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders.

But how much longer can Asterix, Obelix and their friends resist the mighty Roman legions of Julius Caesar? Anything is possible, with a little cunning plus the druid Getafix’s magic potions! Their effects can be truly hair-raising …

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What the druids have to say about the album

Not content with having been widely translated, like all the other albums, the first Adventure of Asterix has appeared in all kinds of forms: audio cassettes, CDs, Mini Books, an animated cartoon …

This first album shows what a precursor Cacofonix was, as he plays the bagpipes and the violin, long before those particular instruments had been invented …

Page 35 of all the versions of the album apart from the ones in English has an unusual history. Because the original plate had been lost and was needed for a fresh printing of the album, it was completely redrawn by Marcel Uderzo, Albert’s brother, in 1970. Albert had in fact trained Marcel so that he could help him with the colouring. This page is the only Asterix plate not to have been drawn by Albert Uderzo. By looking carefully you will see the odd difference compared to other pages (larger letters, finer features …). English versions, however, always use the original plate.

Character profiles of the album

Various versions of the album

Astérix le gaulois – Français – Editions Hachette
Astérix le gaulois – Français – Editions Hachette – La Grande Collection
Asterix der Gallier – Allemand – Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
Asterix der Gallier – Allemand – Egmont Comic Collection – Die Utimative Edition
Asterix el Galo – Espagnol – Salvat
Asterix el Galo – Espagnol – Salvat La colección
Asterix el Galo – Espagnol – Salvat La Gran Colección
Astèrix el Gal – Catalan – Salvat
Astérix o Gaulês – Portugais – ASA
Astérix o Gaulês – Portugais – A colecção – Salvat
Asterix the Gaul – Anglais – Orion
Asterix de Galliër – Néerlandais – Editions Hachette
Asterix Gallialainen – Finnois – Egmont Kustannus OY AB
Asterix il gallico – Italien – Panini Comics
Asterix Gallus – Latin – Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin
골족의영웅 아스테릭스 – Goljog-ûi yeong’ung Asteriks – Coréen – Moonji
Asterix og hans gæve gallere – Danois – Egmont A/S
Asterix och hans tappra galler – Suédois – Egmont AB
Galyali Asteriks – Turc – Remzi Kitabevi
Asterix, o Gaulês – Brésilien (Portugais) – Record
Asterix dr Gallchor – Mundart 42 – Sächsisch II

Astérix le gaulois - Français - Editions Hachette Astérix le gaulois - Français - Editions Hachette - La Grande Collection Asterix der Gallier - Allemand - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin Asterix der Gallier - Allemand - Egmont Comic Collection - Die Utimative Edition Asterix el Galo - Espagnol - Salvat Asterix el Galo - Espagnol - Salvat La colección Asterix el Galo - Espagnol - Salvat La Gran Colección Astèrix el Gal - Catalan - Salvat Astérix o Gaulês - Portugais - ASA Astérix o Gaulês - Portugais - A colecção – Salvat Asterix the Gaul - Anglais - Orion Asterix de Galliër - Néerlandais - Editions Hachette Asterix Gallialainen - Finnois - Egmont Kustannus OY AB Asterix il gallico - Italien - Panini Comics Asterix Gallus - Latin - Egmont Ehapa Verlag Berlin 골족의영웅 아스테릭스 - Goljog-ûi yeong'ung Asteriks - Coréen - Moonji Asterix og hans gæve gallere - Danois - Egmont A/S Asterix och hans tappra galler - Suédois - Egmont AB Galyali Asteriks - Turc - Remzi Kitabevi Asterix, o Gaulês - Brésilien (Portugais) - Record Asterix dr Gallchor - Mundart 42 - Sächsisch II

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Classic paperback collection

N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-605-5
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48

Hardback edition

N° ISBN : 978-0-75286-604-8
Format : 287 x 216 mm
Pages : 48