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Asterix and Obelix's Birthday

The Golden Book, Album 34 (Asterix)

By Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Illustrated by)

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Format: Hardcover, 53 pages
Other Information: chiefly col. Illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 22 October 2009
"Shhh! "The details are being kept secret, but to celebrate a half-century of Asterix, we have something special for his millions of fans: a fabulous anniversary-themed collection of twelve stories that will become a treasured collectible.

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The 34th album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.

About the Author

Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. ASTERIX THE GAUL, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 35 Asterix albums.

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Goscinny's drawings are as brilliant as ever and the packed pages of this 50th anniversary volume will delight devotees * Financial Times *

EAN: 9781444000276
ISBN: 1444000276
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group
Dimensions: 29.41 x 22.66 x 0.99 centimetres (0.50 kg)
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This is definitely not a book meant for starter Asterix fans - this is more like a finale book! Once you read this book, you realize that this is precisely that - an adieu by Uderzo. It is highly improbable that he will write another Asterix book again, and so we get this Birthday book, which is basically a collage featuring characters from all the other books making an appearance in this book. The book itself is not terrible, but it's not good either! Rather like a Curate's egg!

The story is weak, however I would still recommend getting this title just so one can complete one's original Asterix collection. As events have it, Asterix will probably live on and continue making appearances in new titles, however they will be titles by other authors, not Goscinny or Uderzo. That spoils the charm! I wish Uderzo had gone the Herge way, but there you have it, he's not!

So, like I said - get this book just because it's going to be Uderzo's last!
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