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.
Oh no! The Romans have captured Cacofonix as a gift for Caesar—and the Emperor plans to throw him to the lions. There’s only one way for Asterix and Obelix to rescue their bard: they have to become gladiators themselves.
About The Author
Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of PILOTE. ASTERIX THE GAUL their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums. Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977.
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Comments about Asterix the Gladiator:
Easily one of the most entertaining Asterix comics to date. A must read for any fan of the series.
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"
Series: Asterix (Orion Paperback)
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 3+
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.2 x 21.3 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1