Cover image for Asterix at the Olympic Games / written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge.
Title:
Asterix at the Olympic Games / written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo ; translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge.
Title Variants:
Goscinny and Uderzo present an Asterix adventure
ISBN:
9780752866277
Edition:
Rev. ed.
Publication Information:
London : Orion ; New York : Distributed in the United Sates of America by Sterling Pub. Co., 2004.
Physical Description:
48 p. : chiefly col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
Abstract:
When Gluteus Maximus is chosen to represent Rome in the Olympic Games, the Guals respond by sending Obelix, unawares that the potion that affected him as a child is a banned substance.
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Summary

The athletes of the ancient world assemble in Athens for the Olympic Games. Asterix and the Gauls enter too, but they're due for a setback. As an artificial stimulant, magic potion is banned. Can our friends win at the Games without it? And what's the special ingredient of the other potion, the one in the cauldron in the shed with the door that doesn't close properly?


Author Notes

Albert Uderzo was born on April 25, 1927 in Fismes, France as Alberto Aleondro Uderzo. In 1940, when he was just 13, he worked for Paris Publishing Society where he learned the basics for his profession - designing text and letters and editing photos. During World War II he worked on a farm and later as a furniture maker with his father. His drawing skills were put aside until 1945 when he entered a comic strip competition and later worked on a cartoon film titled Clic Clac. In the mean time he moved to Paris and worked on the magazine O.K. where he created several comics such as Arys Buck and Belloy. It was then that he met Rene Goscinny and the two worked on new comic book characters like Ompah-pah, Jehan Pistolet and Luc Junior. In 1959 they started a magazine called Pilote aimed at older children. It was the first issue that introduced the character Asterix and it was a big hit. By 1967 the comic became so popular that they decided to devote all their time to the series. Albert Uderzo was the illustator of all thirty Asterix adventures and the writer of the last eight adventures.


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