In this special collector's edition, Albums one to five are brought together in one stunning volume for the first time.
In this special collectors' edition, the first five Asterix stories are collected in one fabulous luxury volume.
In ASTERIX THE GAUL, we join Asterix, Obleix and co as they try to defend one small village in Gaul from the mighty legionaires of Rome who surround them.
In ASTERIX AND THE GOLDEN SICKLE, disaster strikes the Gaulish village as Getafix the druid has broken his golden sickle which means no more magic potion.
In ASTERIX AND THE GOTHS, Getafix is kidnapped by the Goths so Asterix and Obelix have to ride to the rescue.
In ASTERIX THE GLADIATOR, Julius Caesar plans to throw the captured Cacofonix to the lions. Asterix and Obelix enlist as gladiators in order to rescue him, and teach their colleagues some interesting new tricks.
In ASTERIX AND THE BANQUET, the Romans build a barricade around the Gaulish village. But Asterix and Obelix break out and travel the entire country, collecting local specialities along the way.
The Asterix books represent the very summit of our achievement as a literary race. In Asterix one finds all of human life. The fact that the books were written originally in French is no matter. I have read them all in many languages and, like all great literature, they are best in English. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, Asterix's translators since the very beginning, have made great books into eternal flames. - The Times
A cartoon drawn with such supreme artistry, and a text layered with such glorious wordplay, satire and historical and political allusion that no reader should ever feel like they've outgrown it. - Time Out