Asterix Omnibus 3 (Books 7, 8 & 9) hard cover
One of the world’s greatest comics characters, the ever-fearless Asterix, continues to battle supposedly unbeatable odds to protect his tiny village from the Roman Empire. Fortunately, all of the villagers have super-strength thanks to a secret potion. In “Asterix and the Big Fight,” one of the three classic Asterix graphic novels collected here, the Romans are beginning to wise up. Instead of trying to conquer Asterix’s village, the Roman’s challenge Vitalstatistx, chief of Asterix’s tribe, to a one on one battle with the Gallo-Roman Chief, Cassius Ceramix of Linoleum. As per Ancient Gaulish customs, the loser would forfeit his entire tribe to the winner. “Asterix in Britain,” the Romans have conquered all of Britain except for a single village in Kent. Sound familiar? Anticlimax, a member of that British village, travels to Gaul to seek help from his first cousin once removed, Asterix. Together, with Obelix, they decide to bring back a barrel full of the secret potion that imbues anyone with super-strength, but word leaks out, and the Romans will do anything they can to thwart this rescue mission. Finally, in “Asterix and the Normans,” Asterix encounters a group of Normans who want to learn all about fear, and that's just the tip of the iceberg as far as how many strange and crazy things happen in this particular adventure. We won’t even mention which pop star is parodied in this story! Just when you think you know what to expect in Asterix, the creators Goscinny and Uderzo throw things at you that you never could’ve imagined. That’s probably why Asterix remains such a successful comics character to this day!
Now you can save money and enjoy the Asterix series at the same time with these omnibuses. Three complete adventures are included in each volume. Please see the book numbers in the list above for the
Ancient history course a little dry? Kids needing to come up for air every ninety seconds in a desperate attempt to divert attention elsewhere? Maybe you're even somewhat thankful when they do...? Asterix and Obelix are your ready-to-use answer! Set in Ancient Rome - the year 50 BC - when "Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely..." One village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the Roman invaders, and while you might imagine that life is hard for these villagers, it is even harder for the legionaries in the fortified camps surrounding the village. A secret potion gives the Gauls invincibility for a short time, making it very hard for the legions of Roman soldiers to ever get the upper hand. They get a break now and then, though, as the many adventures of Asterix, Obelix, and Dogmatix (man's best friend) take them all over the ancient world - from Persia and India to Egypt and Athens, Switzerland, Britain, Corsica, Belgium, Spain and many other places in between. The authors have masterfully captured the characteristics of each nationality and region and used them to create this hilarious series of comic books which bring the ancient world to life. Without even realizing it, children will be introduced to the different foods, ways of dressing, languages, architecture, and customs of these ancient peoples. The cartoon drawings are very detailed and comical and are accompanied by an expertly written text full of word play and puns. While there is also a lot of fighting between the Gauls and the Romans - and the Gauls and the Gauls - it is all in a similar style to the old Batman series on TV - Bong, Pow, Biff, Crash, and nobody's ever hurt more than a band-aid, a black eye, and some stars around the head. Written back in the 1960s, this timeless series was a favorite when my brothers and sisters and I were kids - and I still don't think you will find a better comic on the market. Each stand-alone adventure is 8 ½" x 11" and is 40-50 pages long. They are printed in the UK, so there are some British-isms, but they just add to the flavor. So join Asterix, Obelix, Dogmatix, Cacofonix (the bard), Vitalstatistix (the chief), Unhygienix (the fishmonger), Geriatrix (the village senior), Fulliautomatix (the blacksmith) and the rest of the village as they hold tight to their independence from Julius Caesar's Roman legions. - Zach