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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 and the Soothsayer

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

One dark and stormy night, a sinister visitor arrives in the little Gaulish village. Prolix, who claims too be a soothsayer, prophesies that when the storm is over the weather will improve. And it does! Now the credulous villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix has his suspicions of the smooth-talking Prolix. Who is really right about the soothsayer?

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Asterix in Corsica

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Vendettas, fierce family pride, resistance fighters dodging the enemy in the maquis - we're in Cosica in 50 BC. Asterix and Obelix help Chief Boneywasawarriorwayayix to foil the evil designs of Praetor Perfidius and oppose Julius Caesar's army. For the only emperor the proud Corsicans will ever accept, so they say, must be a Corsican himself...

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Asterix and the Cauldron

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

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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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
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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 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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Omnibus 11

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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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
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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 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
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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

A collaborator in ancient Gaul? Chief Cassius Ceramix has gone over to the Roman enemy. There's something very fishy going on, as Legionary Infirmofpurpus discovers when he is sent to spy on the Gauls disguised as a crab apple tree. But is that just a red herring? And what about the two concussed druids brewing colourful potions? One way or another, the fight for control of the village between Vitalstatistix and his rival is bound to be a knockout.

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Asterix The Gaul

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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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 the Banquet

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Gaul, now France, has always been famous for its food and drink - so when, for a bet with the Romans, Asterix and Obelix travel round collecting local delicacies they start on the journey home with all sorts of goodies. First, however, they must outwit the thieves Villanus and Unscrupulus. And who's that little dog who has been following them all the way?

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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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Asterix in Spain

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

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Asterix and the Golden Sickle

René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo