« The year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium..... »
Asterix is a comic created in 1959 by the french René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.
The adventures of Asterix take place in Gaul, the ancient name of France, but also in foreign countries. They tells the story of Asterix, a Gaul, and of his village, who resist to the roman invaders, espcially thanks to a special elixir which give them an incredible strengh.
The comic caricatures the peoples of the time(period) but also sometimes personalities or events of the contemporary world. It is a funny comic for the whole family.
Here are some of the
comic's main characters.
Asterix has been ported on a lots of supports, animated movies, toys, candies, videogames and there is also an Asterix amusement parc.
It's a major work of the french culture, the most famous actors play in the movies or give their voices to the characters in animated movies.