1. Asterix the Gaul
French title: Astérix le Gaulois
Originally published: 1961


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Review at Alea Iacta Est
Astérix le Gaulois, 1961 The first adventure. An introduction to Asterix, Obelix and the other villagers. The drawing of the characters does not have their final form. For example take a look at Caesar on the first and last pages.

The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium...

The Romans discover that a magic potion keeps the villagers invincible. They try to get the secret formula by capturing Getafix (Panoramix) the village druid. Asterix & Obelix come to rescue him...

Quite a hairy story !