Asterix at the Olympic Games: The Book of the Film

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Orion, May 13, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 64 pages
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Give Asterix the gold medal for best-selling series ever, as the character gets ready for his close-up in the sure-to-be-blockbuster film, Asterix at the Olympic Games. It has the biggest budget of any Asterix movie ever filmed, stars Gerard Depardieu, and includes guest cameos from David Beckham, Michael Schumacher, Zinedine Zidane, and wrestler Nathan Jones.
When Asterix and the Gauls compete in Athens’ Olympic Games, they find themselves up against an unexpected restriction: their magic potion has been banned as an artificial stimulant. Can they win without it? And what tricks do their rivals have up their sleeves to ensure that Asterix and his friends go down in defeat?
This entirely new volume features a combination of stills and plot highlights, as well as behind the scenes information. It’s the perfect companion to a fun film. 

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Review: Asterix at the Olympic Games (Asterix #12)

User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

Ever since I moved to Quebec in the early 90's everyone I meet seems to be obsessed with this old French comic book, Asterix. I never could understand why after watching a few cartoons, I found it ... Read full review

Review: Asterix at the Olympic Games (Asterix #12)

User Review  - Natasha - Goodreads

Asterix and Obelix travel to Athens to enter the Olympic Games. Read full review


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Morris is the pen name of Maurice de Bevere, who was a Belgian cartoonist and the creator of Lucky Luke. He won the Grand Prix Saint-Michel in 1972. Rene Goscinny was a French author, editor, humorist, and the cocreator of the comic book series "Asterix," He won the Adamson Award for best international comic strip artist in 1974.

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 33 Asterix albums.