The Adventures of Asterix (French: Asterix or Asterix le Gaulois) is a chain of French comedian books written by means of Rene Goscinny and illustrated by way of Albert Uderzo (Uderzo additionally took over the task of writing the sequence after the demise of Goscinny in 1977). The sequence first seemed in French within the journal Pilote on 29 October 1959. As of 2008, 33 comedian books within the sequence were released.The sequence follows the exploits of a village of historic Gauls as they face up to Roman career. They accomplish that via a magic potion, brewed via their druid, which provides the recipient superhuman power. The protagonist, the titular personality, Asterix, together with his pal Obelix have a variety of adventures. in lots of circumstances, this leads them to commute to varied international locations all over the world, although different books are set in and round their village. for a lot of the historical past of the sequence (Volumes four via 29), settings in Gaul and in another country alternated, with even-numbered volumes set in another country and odd-numbered volumes set in Gaul, usually within the village.The Asterix sequence is without doubt one of the preferred Franco-Belgian comics on the planet, with the sequence being translated into over a hundred languages, and it's well known in so much ecu international locations. The good fortune of the sequence has ended in the variation of a number of books into eleven movies; 8 lively, and 3 with stay actors. There have additionally been a couple of video games in accordance with the characters, and a topic park close to Paris, Parc Asterix, is themed round the sequence. to this point, 325 million copies of 33 Asterix books were bought world wide making co-creators Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo France's bestselling authors in another country.