Asterix Omnibus Asterix and the Magic Carpet, Asterix and the Secret Weapon, Asterix and Obelix All at Sea by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Asterix Omnibus Asterix and the Magic Carpet, Asterix and the Secret Weapon, Asterix and Obelix All at Sea

Written by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Part of the Asterix Series


Asterix Omnibus Asterix and the Magic Carpet, Asterix and the Secret Weapon, Asterix and Obelix All at Sea by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

In this special collectors' edition, books 28 to 20 are brought together in one fabulous volume for the first time ever. In ASTERIX AND THE MAGIC CARPET,Cacofonix's awful singing vioce comes to the rescue of the lovely Princess Orinjade, who is going to be sacrificed. In ASTERIX AND THE SECRET WEAPON, Caesar has unleashed a troop of female legionaries, relying on the chivalrous Gauls not to fight them. But Asterix and co have a trick up their sleeve. As punishment for drinking Getafix's magic potions, Obelix reverts to childhood in ASTERIX AND OBELIX ALL AT SEA. So Asterix and friends set sail for Atlantis in search of a cure...There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.


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

About the Author

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Albert Uderzo, the drawer of all thirty-one Asterix adventures and the story writer of the last seven books, was born on April 25th, 1927, as the son of Italian immigrants in France. He made his first acquaintance with comics through Mickey Mouse, which was published in the journal Le Pétit Parisien. In 1940, when he was only thirteen years old, Uderzo was employed by Paris Publishing Society (S.P.E.), where he learned the basics of his profession: designing text and letters, and editing photographs. His first illustration, a parody on Aesop's fables, was published in the magazine Junior.

In 1951 he met René Goscinny at International Press, who just came back from the United States. With him he should start a world-famous collaboration.

René Goscinny, the ingenious story writer and one of the fathers of Asterix, was born on August 14th, 1926 in Paris. During his childhood and youth he lived in Argentina, where his family emmigrated in 1928. Soon after he finished school in 1943, his father died and he had to give up his plans to study.

After a short intermezzo as bookkeeper in a rubber factory and as illustrator of advertisments he went to New York in 1945, invited by his uncle. Due to his bad English he had to survive with occasional jobs during the next two years. But in 1949 the situation turned to good account. Goscinny got to know Maurice de Bévère (Morris) and Harvey Kurtzman. The latter arranged for Goscinny various jobs as illustrator and presented him to Davis, Elder and Wood, who should later found the well-known MAD-magazine.

A year passed by with few jobs for Goscinny and first doubts came up. Only when Troisfontaines offered him a position as artistic director in an agency to be founded in Paris in 1951, he gathered fresh hope. At about that time it also happened that he met a young drawer from the Normandy: Albert Uderzo!

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156 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

1st September 2011



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