Asterix the Gladiator
"This all time great series of Asterix graphic novels (comic books) has been authored by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. The series first appeared in the French Magazine 'Pilote' on 29th Oct., 1959. The volumes continued thereafter with the cooperation of the two - René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, till the death of Goscinny in 1977. Thereafter Uderzo took over the continuance of the series. Here is the complete collection of 34 Asterix albums published so far. These Asterix albums are about the fun-filled adventures taking place in the time of Gaul and the rule of Caesar, starring Asterix and his best friend Obelix ... No matter what the Romans try, they end up getting beaten at their own game by the shrewd and cunning little warriors"--Amazon.com website.