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Albert Uderzo (1927–2020)

Author of Asterix the Gaul

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About the Author

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 show more 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. show less
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Series

Works by Albert Uderzo

Asterix the Gaul (1961) — Illustrator — 2,501 copies
Asterix in Britain (1961) — Illustrator — 2,000 copies
Asterix and Cleopatra (1965) — Illustrator — 1,990 copies
Asterix at the Olympic Games (1968) — Illustrator — 1,760 copies
Asterix and the Goths (1963) — Illustrator — 1,742 copies
Asterix and the Golden Sickle (1962) — Illustrator — 1,700 copies
Asterix the Gladiator (1964) — Illustrator — 1,673 copies
Asterix the Legionary (1966) — Illustrator — 1,648 copies
Asterix and the Banquet (1963) — Illustrator — 1,589 copies
Asterix in Switzerland (1970) — Illustrator — 1,546 copies
Asterix in Spain (1969) — Illustrator — 1,525 copies
Asterix and the Big Fight (1964) — Illustrator — 1,521 copies
Asterix and the Normans (1966) — Illustrator — 1,500 copies
The Mansions of the Gods (1971) — Illustrator — 1,482 copies
Asterix and the Roman Agent (1970) — Illustrator — 1,447 copies
Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield (1967) — Illustrator; Author — 1,421 copies
Asterix and the Cauldron (1969) — Dessin — 1,408 copies
Asterix in Belgium (1979) — Illustrator — 1,397 copies
Asterix and the Laurel Wreath (1972) — Illustrator; Illustrator — 1,392 copies
Asterix and the Soothsayer (1972) 1,390 copies
Obelix and Co. (1976) — Illustrator — 1,387 copies
Asterix in Corsica (1973) — Illustrator; Illustrator; Illustrator — 1,385 copies
Asterix and the Great Crossing (1975) — Illustrator — 1,370 copies
Asterix and Caesar's Gift (1974) — Illustrator — 1,334 copies
Asterix and the Great Divide (1980) — Author — 1,262 copies
Asterix and the Magic Carpet (1984) — Author — 1,252 copies
Asterix and Son (1983) — Author — 1,240 copies
Asterix and the Black Gold (1981) — Author — 1,227 copies
Asterix and the Secret Weapon (1991) — Author — 1,130 copies
Asterix and Obelix All at Sea (1996) — Author — 1,057 copies
Asterix and the Actress (2001) — Author — 1,051 copies
Asterix and the Falling Sky (2005) — Author — 855 copies
Asterix and the Class Act (2003) — Author — 766 copies
Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday – The Golden Book (2009) — Illustrator — 447 copies
Asterix and the Vikings: The Book of the Film (2006) — Illustrator — 104 copies
Operation Getafix (1989) 94 copies
Asterix Gallus (1851) — Illustrator — 74 copies
Asterix the Warrior (1993) — Illustrator — 72 copies
Oumpah Pah le Peau-Rouge (1961) — Illustrator — 68 copies
Oumpah-Pah sur le sentier de la guerre (1977) — Illustrator — 46 copies
Oumpah-Pah et les pirates (1900) — Illustrator — 45 copies
The Idol of the Gauls (1990) 43 copies
The Amazing Asterix Omnibus (1980) 39 copies
The Great Asterix Omnibus (1990) — Illustrator — 38 copies
Asterix: Iter Gallicum (Latin) (Latin Edition) (1656) — Illustrator — 34 copies
Asterix and the Romans (1986) — Illustrator — 30 copies
Asterix and Cleopatra [1968 film] (1968) — Director — 30 copies
Travels with Asterix (1966) — Illustrator — 29 copies
Where's Dogmatix? (Asterix) (2001) 27 copies
Asterix For Ever! (6 in 1) (1996) 27 copies
Find Asterix (1998) 27 copies
Asterix. BILD-Comic-Bibliothek Band 1 (2005) — Illustrator — 27 copies
Asterix: le storie piu belle (1999) — Illustrator — 25 copies
The Bumper Asterix Omnibus (1989) — Illustrator — 25 copies
ASTERIX THE CHAMPION (1964) — Illustrator — 23 copies
Asterix the Brave (1987) — Illustrator — 23 copies
Adventures of Asterix: Omnibus (1961) — Illustrator — 22 copies
Giant Asterix Omnibus (1988) — Illustrator — 22 copies
Asterix e Obelix alla conquista del mondo (2000) — Illustrator — 21 copies
Fantastic Asterix (1991) — Illustrator — 21 copies
Asterix and Friends (1998) — Illustrator — 21 copies
Absolutely Asterix (1998) — Illustrator — 20 copies
Eerherstel voor een lafaard (1977) 19 copies
Spionnen en sabotage (1982) 18 copies
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix [1976 film] (1990) — Director — 18 copies
De avonturen van Asterix Nr 6 (1979) — Illustrator — 17 copies
Asterix de Galliër ; Asterix het gouden snoeimes (1994) — Illustrator — 16 copies
Asterix on Top! (1997) — Illustrator — 16 copies
Gevaar op Groenland (1966) 16 copies
Le devin Astérix en Corse (Une aventure d'Astérix) (1994) — Illustrator — 15 copies
Geheime basis (1982) 14 copies
Asterix Fossa Alta in Latin (1858) — Author — 14 copies
Asterix Frieze: 1st (1985) 13 copies
Asterix the Bold (1995) 13 copies
Luchtpiraten (1967) — Illustrator — 12 copies
Asterix E A Volta As Aulas (2009) 11 copies
Asterix: Was für ein Fest! (1995) 11 copies
Mini-verhalen — Illustrator — 11 copies
Joonatan Pistooli (2008) — Illustrator — 10 copies
Obélix et compagnie ; Astérix chez les Belges (1997) — Illustrator — 10 copies
Jehan Pistolet, tome 1 : Corsaire prodigieux (1991) — Illustrator — 9 copies
Der weite Weg zu Asterix (1985) 9 copies
Asterix Annual 1980 (1979) 7 copies
Asterix Collectie III (2000) — Illustrator — 7 copies
Asterix & co ; Reiser gjennom gallernes eventyr (2004) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Astérix Bretons / Normands (1989) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Asterix (I Classici del fumetto di Repubblica) (1990) — Author — 6 copies
Asterix Omnibus #7 (2022) 6 copies
Asterix and the Roman Camp (1992) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Asterix the Strong (1994) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Voittamaton Asterix (1985) 5 copies
Dogmatix and the Boar Hunt (1972) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Backspaß mit Asterix (1994) 4 copies
ASTERIX JA KLEOPATRA ; ASTERIX JA ALPPIKUKKA (1989) — Illustrator — 4 copies
Le grand jeu (Asterix) (1989) — Illustrator — 4 copies
O menir de ouro (2020) 4 copies
Die Grobe Uberfahrt (1976) — Illustrator — 3 copies
A procura de... Asterix (2011) 3 copies
Asterix & {e} compagni (1992) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Asterix in Ancient Egypt (Push Out and Build) (1976) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Idéfix au cirque (1974) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Idéfix fait du sport (1973) — Illustrator — 3 copies
La vuelta a la Galia de Astérix (1965) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Asterix XXIX-XXXII (2014) 2 copies
Uderzo se raconte (2008) 2 copies
L'odysee d'Asterix (1996) 2 copies
La princesse captive (1992) 2 copies
Asterix and Son (Bk.1) (Headway Books) (1990) — Author — 2 copies
Tout belloy t01 (1995) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Asterix XXV-XXVIII (2014) 2 copies
Mirage sur l'Orient (1967) 1 copy
Idefix 1 copy
Ruža i mač (2016) 1 copy
Zoff im Pott 1 copy
Asterix Mundart Sammelband 06 (2017) — Illustrator — 1 copy
Clairette: (1957-1958) (2009) 1 copy
Idéfix et le bébé (1972) — Illustrator — 1 copy
Une folle poursuite (1972) — Illustrator — 1 copy
Asterix julehefte 2001 — Illustrator — 1 copy

Associated Works

Oumpah-Pah mission secrète (1966) — Illustrator — 49 copies
The Roman Conspiracy (Asterix Game Books) (1991) — Illustrator, some editions — 39 copies
Asterix to the Rescue (1986) — Illustrator — 26 copies
Operation Britain (1987) — Illustrator — 24 copies
Cooking with Asterix (1991) — Illustrator — 24 copies
Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods [2014 film] (2015) — Author — 20 copies
Dogmatix and the Magic Potions (1982) — Illustrator — 12 copies
Asterix Versus Caesar [1985 film] (1985) — Author — 11 copies
Asterix Gauls' Village (1978) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Asterix Against All Odds (1992) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Dogmatix Makes a Friend (1972) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Dogmatix and the Storm (1974) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Dogmatix and the Little Girl (1974) — Illustrator — 4 copies
Idefixin syntymäpäivä (1973) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Tempo bok 16 (2017) — Illustrator — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Uderzo, Alberto Alessandro
Other names
UDERZO, Albert
UDERZO, Al
UDERZO, Alberto Aleandro
Birthdate
1927-04-25
Date of death
2020-03-24
Gender
male
Nationality
France
Birthplace
Fismes, France
Place of death
Neuilly, France
Cause of death
heart attack
Places of residence
Paris, France
Brittany, France
Occupations
cartoonist
comic book writer
scriptwriter
Relationships
Uderzo, Marcel (brother)
Goscinny, René (collaborator)
Organizations
World Press
Pilote (magazine)
Awards and honors
Knight of the Legion of Honour (1985)
Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame (2005)
Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion (2007)
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Reviews

This was interesting collection. Before anything I would like to state that omnibuses are usually rather tricky - you might enjoy some comic or story teller when you read the stories as they get published but when you try to read them all at once it sometimes gets overwhelming.

First story is Asterix' adventure in far away India. Story is rather straight forward and jokes on famous Gaul troubadour aside story is pretty much straight forward veni-vidi-vici tale.
It seems like they tried to make a crossover of sorts between Iznogood and Asterix but at the last moment decided against it.

Second story is about feminism and its effect on the rather macho-man society in the Gaul village. It is funny to see how relations in the village change in a rather weird and funny way. I suppose that this story might irritate some with ultra PC mindset today (especially unexpected reaction from Asterix) but it is funny to see how everyone in the village is OK with women rights except when they are directly affected.

Third and the last story finally reveals why Obelix is forbidden to drink the magic potion. Same as the first story this one seems little bit rushed and ... uninspired might be the best word I guess but nevertheless entertaining. Atlantis adventure could easily be story in itself but here it is just rather brief event which looks like a missed opportunity.

So all in all solid collection, highly recommended to all fans of Asterix, Obelix and Co :)
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Zare | Jan 23, 2024 |
Art is great as usual but story seems rather rushed, not like in case of other tales. I would give it 3.5 stars.
Nevertheless for a fan of Asterix it was a great treat indeed.
 
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Zare | 7 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
Ehhehe, mélyen együtt tudok érezni a helvétekkel, akik rosszul vannak az összesározott padlótól, kosztól, rumlitól stb. A svájci bankok, a semlegesség poénjai is nagyon ültek, remek volt az egész.
 
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blueisthenewpink | 16 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
First in a series of recompilations of the Asterix adventures; this one has the first three, including one outright classic, Asterix and the Goths, and the first one, a good one. A lot of the artwork is cleaned up -- a problem with previous printings in English was that the artwork could get a bit muddy. So good to have.
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René Goscinny Author, Actor
Pierre Tchernia Author, Actor
Bruno Faidutti Ghostwriter
Henri Gruel Director
Pierre Watrin Director
Anthea Bell Translator
Derek Hockridge Translator
Marcello Marchesi Translator, Introduction, Foreword
Thierry Mébarki Illustrator
Franco Fossati Contributor, Foreword
Gérard Calvi Composer
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Daniela Magri Translator
Gudrun Penndorf Translator
Rubricastellanus Translator
Ingrid Emond Translator
Alun Jones Translator
Alba Avesini Translator
Víctor Mora Translator
Jaume Perich Translator
Jaime Perich Translator
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Jarosław Kilian Translator
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Víctor Mora Translator
Olavi Rytkönen Translator
Alfred Sala Translator
Peadar Morgan Translator
Amadeu Ferreira Translator
Jarich Hoekstra Translator
Harke Bremer Translator
Christian Groß Translator
Günter Stössel Translator
Claus Sprick Translator
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Fedora Dei Translator
Kurt Ostbahn Translator
portamireia Translator
Isabel Soto Translator
Harald Dyrkorn Translator
Xavier Senín Translator
Valentín Arias Translator
Else Michelet Translator
Paul Derouet Translator
Xavier Senin Translator
Valentin Arias Translator
Frances Vanner Translator
D. Hockridge Translator

Statistics

Works
333
Also by
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Members
53,565
Popularity
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
411
ISBNs
3,166
Languages
43
Favorited
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