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The series follows the adventures of a village of indomitable Gauls as they resist Roman occupation in 50 BC. They do so by means of a magic potion brewed by their druid Panoramix, named Getafix in the English translations, which temporarily gives the recipient superhuman strength. The Asterix series is one of the most popular Franco-Belgian comics in the world, with the series being translated into over 100 languages. Goths had been rather popular in France and are a possible role model for the Asterix series. Prior to creating the Asterix series, Goscinny and Uderzo had previously had success with their series Oumpah-pah, which was published in Tintin magazine.
Albert Uderzo drawing Astérix, in 1971. Astérix was originally serialised in Pilote magazine, debuting in the first issue on 29 October 1959. In 1961 the first book was put together, titled Asterix the Gaul. From then on, books were released generally on a yearly basis. Uderzo’s first sketches portrayed Asterix as a huge and strong traditional Gaulish warrior. But Goscinny had a different picture in his mind.
He visualized Asterix as a shrewd small sized warrior who would prefer intelligence over strength. However, Uderzo felt that the small sized hero needed a strong but dim companion to which Goscinny agreed. When Goscinny died in 1977, Uderzo continued the series alone on the demand of the readers who implored him to continue. He continued the series but on a less frequent basis. Most critics and fans of the series prefer Goscinny’s albums. In December 2008, Uderzo sold his stake to Hachette, which took over the company. In a letter published in the French newspaper Le Monde in 2009, Uderzo’s daughter, Sylvie, attacked her father’s decision to sell the family publishing firm and the rights to produce new Astérix adventures after his death.
However, René Goscinny’s daughter Anne also gave her agreement to the continuation of the series and sold her rights at the same time. She is reported to have said that “Asterix has already had two lives: one during my father’s lifetime and one after it. A few months later, Uderzo appointed three illustrators, who had been his assistants for many years, to continue the series. In January 2015, after the murders of seven cartoonists at the satirical Paris weekly Charlie Hebdo, presumably for their controversial work, Astérix creator Albert Uderzo came out of retirement to draw two Astérix pictures honouring the memories of the victims. 24, 32 and 34 are by Goscinny and Uderzo.
31 and 33 are by Uderzo alone. Years stated are for their initial album release. 37 are by Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad. Asterix Conquers Rome is a comics adaptation of the animated film The Twelve Tasks of Asterix. It was released in 1976, and was the 23rd volume to be published, but it has been rarely reprinted and is not considered to be canonical to the series. In 1996, a tribute album in honour of Albert Uderzo was released titled “Uderzo Croqué par ses Amis” , a volume containing 21 short stories with Uderzo in Ancient Gaul.