Albert Uderzo, Co-Created The Greatest Comic Book Series Of Them All “Asterix The Gaul” Dead At 92

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The problem with Herge’s Tintin was that he was a borderline racist, and the problem wit Mickey Mouse is that he was a mouse, that leaves the flawless French comic books “Asterix The Gaul” as the greatest illustrated comic books of all time. In a tiny village in Gaul, fearless denizens with Asterix, the moustached, small  warrior, Pbelix, his best friend, and Dogmatix, which barks for himself, held together by Getafix, the druid, whose magic potion gives the villagers superpowers…

As iconic as the Star Wars roll:

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 garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium…

Yes, Asterix and Caesar were always getting everyone at it whether visiting Britain (the Beatles perform around the country, and tea is the magic potion), and Cleopatra (“there’s no denying it, she does have a pretty nose”). From 1965 – 1966 was the height of creativity:

Asterix and Cleopatra (1965)
Asterix and the Big Fight (1966)
Asterix in Britain (1966)
Asterix and the Normans (1966)

They were written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo, Goscinny died of a heart attack in 1977 and Uderzo died on Tuesday at the age of 92 years old.

 

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