series premiered in 1959.
plots always start in a small Gaul village during the
occupation from the Roman empire some two thousand years
ago. The villagers have never surrendered to the Romans
and a special power potion ensures that they never will.
The villagers are plentiful, easily recognizeable and
with distinct features; from Asterix who is the cunning
and adventurous hero to Assurancetourix, the official
bard, who has never mastered even one correct note.
The stories are famous for their many puns which are
mostly impossible to translate properly, and the creators
have managed to sneak in a multitude of real persons in
the stories, which greatly add to the overall amusement.
Beside famous actors and other comic characters the
creators themselves are also present from time to time!
correct French title of the series is Astérix.