Asterix Omnibus #2: Collects Asterix the Gladiator, Asterix and the Banquet, and Asterix and Cleopatra by Goscinny, René

Asterix Omnibus #2: Collects Asterix the Gladiator, Asterix and the Banquet, and Asterix and Cleopatra

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Asterix mixes it up with everyone from Julius Caesar to Cleopatra in this outstanding Omnibus!
After conquering Europe, where this feisty, little warrior is a true pop culture super-star, Asterix is invading America with another three classic adventures, newly translated into American English. Asterix conquered Europe ironically by keeping his tiny village in Gaul from being conquered by the Roman Empire. Turns out, Asterix and his fellow villagers have a secret weapon, a potion that imbues them all with super strength. But the Romans aren't about to give up no matter how many times Asterix and his friends fend them off. These classic comics are not only incredibly entertaining, but the historic figures are brought to life in a way that's exciting and humanizing, providing educational elements similar to the Geronimo Stilton graphic novels.

Author: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Publisher: Papercutz
Published: 07/14/2020
Pages: 152
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 9.40h x 7.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781545805688
Audience: Ages 9-12


Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 07/24/2020 pg. 1

About the Author

Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926. After growing up in Argentina, he came to America where he shared a studio with future Mad magazine co-founder Harvey Kurtzman and collaborators Will Elder and Jack Davis, an association that would mark him for life. In 1959, he founded the magazine Pilote which premiered what was to become the most successful comic series anywhere: Asterix. He died suddenly and way too early of cardiac arrest in 1977 at the age of 51.

Albert Uderzo was born in France 1927 to Italian Immigrants. In 1959 Goscinny and Uderzo became editor and artistic director (respectively) of Pilote magazine. Their creation, Asterix became a runaway success. After Goscinny's death in 1977, 26 volumes of Asterix were complete, Uderzo continued to write and illustrate the Asterix books on his own, publishing 8 volumes. The cover credits still read "Goscinny and Uderzo." He retired from drawing in 2011 but still oversees Asterix and the current publications by Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conra

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