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Asterix and the Black Gold

Album 26

By Albert Uderzo

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The 27th album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.

Phoenician merchant Ekonomikrisis has forgotten the druid Getafix's order for rock oil - an essential ingredient in the magic potion. So Asterix and Obelix go prospecting for black gold in the Middle East. Can they also outwit the Roman secret agent Dubbelosix and his amazing folding chariot, equipped with all the latest spy gadgets?

Biographical Notes

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 35 Asterix albums.

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  • ISBN: 9780752847139
  • Publication date: 15 Nov 2001
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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