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Asterix

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The Asterix series is set in Gaul (modern France) during the days of the Roman Empire.  It tells the story of a small village holding out against the Roman invaders with the help of a magic potion that gives them superhuman power.  I loved this series as a small child (and still do) for its graphic style, great stories, and twisted sense of humor.  Click on the pictures below to get an Amazon link to each book.

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All the books are great but if you want to start with the best you should get the following:

Asterix and Cleopatra

Asterix the Legionary

Asterix in Switzerland

Obelix and Co.

Many animated film versions are also available on YouTube. I’ve embedded a few below but I still think the books are better than the movies.

Asterix the Gaul

Asterix and Cleopatra

Asterix and the Vikings

http://en.asterix.com/index.html.en