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Asterix in Spain

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The brave Iberians are holding out against Julius Caesar, like Asterix and his friends. So when Chief Huevos y Bacon's son is taken hostage, who better to recuse him than the Gauls? Taking him home to Hispania, now Spain, they tangle with the tourist industry and flamenco, and face a wild aurochs in the arena - or bullring. And can it be true? Cacofonix finds a fan in little Pepe!

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Omnibus 7

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

In this special collector's edition, books 19 to 21 are brought together in one fabulous volume. In ASTERIX AND THE SOOTHSAYER, a sinister figure arrives in the Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix isn't convinced... In ASTERIX IN CORSICA, the Corsican chieftain, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, needs Asterix and Obelix's help to foil the evil designs of Praetor Perfidius and oppose Julius Caesar's army.In ASTERIX AND CAESAR'S GIFT, Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the Gaulish village as a bonus - then swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. But Asterix and his friends aren't keen to hand over their village!

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Asterix and the Normans

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

A Norman invasion of the Gaulish village! But only trendy teenager Justforkix, visiting from Lutetia, fears them, for the Gauls have their magic potion. But the Normas themselves want to learn the meaning of fear: can Asterix and his friends teach them? Another secret weapon is brought into play...and at long last the bard Cacofonix wins the appreciation due to him.

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Omnibus 11

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

In this special collectors' edition, three great Asterix albums are collected in one fabulous volume for the first time ever. In ASTERIX AND THE ACTRESS, Asterix and Obelix celebrate their joint birthday party - and some surprise guests have been invitied!ASTERIX AND THE CLASS ACT contains 14 stories, including tales of the day Asterix and Obelix were born (in the middle of a village fist fight).In ASTERIX AND THE FALLING SKY, the Gauls' one fear - that the sky may fall on their heads - looks like it might come true...There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

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Omnibus 2

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

In this special collectors' edition, books four to six are brought together in one fabulous volume for the first time ever.In ASTERIX THE GLADIATOR, Julius Caesar plans to throw the captured Cacofonix to the lions. Asterix and Obelix enlist as gladiators in order to rescue him, and teach their colleagues some interesting new tricks.In ASTERIX AND THE BANQUET, the Romans build a barricade around the Gaulish village. But Asterix and Obelix break out and travel the entire country, collecting local specialities along the way.Asterix, Obelix and co visit Egypt in ASTERIX AND CLEOPATRA, where they are entranced by the Sphinx, the pyramids and Cleopatra's nose.There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

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Omnibus 1

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and the Cauldron

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and the Roman Agent

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

When the hero Vercingetorix was defeated he threw his arms at Julius Caesar's feet. Years later, Caesar plans to hold a triumph with his enemy's shield - but where is it? Romans and Gauls race to track it down, and Chief Vitalstatistix, dieting on a health farm, has a surprise to spring. Will Caesar defeat the Gauls again, or will the truimph go to Asterix?

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Asterix at the Olympic Games

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The athletes of the ancient world assemble in Athens for the Olympic Games. Asterix and the Gauls enter too, but they're due for a setback. As an artificial stimulant, magic potion is banned. Can our friends win at the Games without it? And what's the special ingredient of the other potion, the one in the cauldron in the shed with the door that doesn't close properly?

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Asterix The Legionary

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix in Britain

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and the Big Fight

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix The Gaul

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The year is 50BC, and all Gaul is occupied. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. But how much longer can Asterix, Obelix and their friends resist the mighty Roman legions of Julius Caesar? Anything is possible, with a little cunning plus the druid Getafix's magic potions! Their effects can be truly hair-raising...

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Asterix and Cleopatra

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

How can lovely Queen Cleopatra show Julius Caesar that ancient Egypt is still a great nation? Her architect Edifis recruits his Gaulish friends to help him build a magnificent palace within three months. There are villainous saboteurs to be outwitted, but Asterix, Obelix and Getafix still find time to go sight-seeing - and leave their mark on the pyramids and the Sphinx's nose.

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Asterix and the Goths

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Asterix and Obelix escort Getafix to the druids' annual conference in the Forest of the Carnutes. Little do they know that the Goths are lying in ambush, ready to kidnap the Druid of the Year - who of course is Getafix! But what with Gauls, Goths and Romans all at odds, it's hard to tell friend from foe... until Goths begin fighting Goths in the Asterixian Wars.

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The Mansions of The Gods

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Why not infiltrate the little Gaulish village by building a modern housing estate? That's the plan thought up by trendy Roman architect Squaronthehypotenus to help Caesar crush the indomitable Gauls. Will the villagers be tempted by the chance of making money when the first Roman tenants move in? And what about the Gauls' secret weapon. Roll up to see the Roman remains!

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Asterix in Switzerland

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix The Gladiator

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Contributors:
René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

When Cacofonix the bard is taken to Rome as a present for Julius Caesar, Asterix and Obelix set out to rescue him, sailing with master salesman Ekonomikrisis, the Phoenician merchant. How do our Gaulish friends come to end up training as gladiators? The next Games in the Circus Maximus are not quite what Caesar and the Roman public expect...

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Asterix and the Golden Sickle

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

It's a disaster - the druid Getafix has broken his golden sickle. Asterix and Obelix go to Lutetia (now Paris) to buy him a new one. Soon they are tangling with the criminal underworld of the big city - can they outwit Navishtrix, Clovogarlix and the sickle-trafficking gang? Will Getafix ever be able to brew magic potion again?