Written by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert
Uderzo, Asterix Comics is a series of French comic
books that was first published in the late 1950’s.
However, after the death of Rene, Uderzo took up
both the tasks and has played an instrumental role in
raising the popularity of the books.
The main characters in the Asterix Comics are
Asterix, a clever little Gaul, and his friend Obelix.
The main plot is centered on their little Gaulish
village that is the only one not under Roman
conquest, much to the Chagrin of Julies Ceaser, the
The Gauls have so far managed to avoid occupation
thanks mainly with the help of a magic potion made
by their druid, Getafix. This magic potion gives each
villager superhuman strength and only Obelix is the one who doesn’t need the potion as he fell
into the potion cauldron as a child and hence it has a permanent effect on him.
Asterix Comics or The Adventures of Asterix and Obelix have been translated into more than 30
languages worldwide and have also received numerous awards along the years. I personally love
the Asterix Comics for their amazing sense of humor and tongue-in-cheek interpretations of
various people and events.
It’s also a sense of nostalgia whenever I read these comics because it take me back to my school
days and brings back some really amazing memories!
Tintin Comics or The Adventures of Tintin,
created by the Belgian artist Georges Rémi
who wrote under the pen name of Hergé, is a
series of classic comic books that have gone
on to become one of the most popular comic
books of the 20th century. Its popularity has
soared with translations published in more
than 80 languages and as per Wikipedia,
more than 350 million copies of the books
have been sold to date.
The main protagonist of the comic books is
Tintin who plays a young Belgian reporter.
Accompanying him throughout the books
and almost as famous as him is his pet dog Snowy. Also included in the books are some recurring
characters that are essential to the story. Some of the major characters include the brash, cynical
and grumpy Captain Haddock, the brilliantly intelligent but always-lost Professor Calculus.
Inserting a dash of humor in the books with their clumsy antics is the twin duo of Thomson and
Thompson, the incompetent detectives.
Tintin’s adventures always contained a few elements of fantasy, mystery and science fiction and
the Tintin series are known for its slapstick humor and satire.