Asterix the Gaul: Album #1
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on May 28, 2013
Book number 1 is an intriguing look into how Asterix began, before it properly developed in terms of characters, storyline and illustrations.

For those used to the regular later works, its funny to see a slimmed-down mis-shapen Obelix and a cuter-looking Dogmatix.
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on November 2, 2014
This comic series was recommended to me by several friends, but the book was disappointing. It was only about a half-hour's read, and the translation from French left the dialog completely generic and joyless. I don't suggest this item.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Rene Goscinny, Asterix the Gaul (Orion, 1961)

The very first book in the Asterix series, Asterix the Gaul basically serves the purpose of introducing the various characters and setting up what would be, in essence, the plotline that the next thirty-two books have for the most part slavishly followed: there are Romans. The Romans want to capture the Gaulish village. They can't, because the Gauls are invincible. They come up with a plan and attempt to implement it. Asterix and Obelix foil the plan (normally through no fault of their own), and the Gauls celebrate once more.

It's fun stuff, if you remember them from your childhood, and the new Orion editions are very nicely printed; if you've never done the Asterix thing before, however, depending on your age, you may want to skip it. It does get repetitive, and the jokes are mostly puns. ***
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on October 22, 2014
not great for kindle on iPad, but I should have thought of that..excellent stories but having to zoom in to read each part not so good, better to get the original books.
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