THE RETURN OF ASTERIX, THE WORLD'S FIRST SUPERHERO: The relaunch of the re-inked, re-coloured and re-designed Asterix series, now published in the correct order for the first time.
Gaul was divided into three parts. No, four parts - for one small village of indomitable Gauls still held out against the Roman invaders.
When Getafix is kidnapped by the Romans, Asterix penetrates their camp to rescue him with hair-raising results...
Book 1 in the bestselling series.
As for the English adaptations of Asterix, they represent a real triumph of the translator's art. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge have finessed every allusion and tweaked every joke, so that their cascading English verbal wit seems to come straight from the heart of the original books - THE INDEPENDENT - Boyd Tonkin
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...It is absurd that these wonderful books were ever out of print, and it's great to have them back - TIME OUT - Andrew Mueller
If you're new to the indomitable Gauls, our favourite is Asterix in Britain, for its wry wit lampooning the Brits - IRELAND ON SUNDAY
There are plenty of Latin quips and snippets of Roman history, but enough low puns to make the stories as enjoyable as ever - EVENING STANDARD
Albert Uderzo has been illustrating Asterix for 37 years, and has written the most recent titles since Goscinny's death. He enjoys racing sports cars and owns a large number of Ferraris. He was the recipient of the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honour, for services to the arts. Asterix is a best seller in 70 languages