Astérix le Gaulois (The Adventures of Asterix)?

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    Feb 10, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    This is a little random... but I wanted to see whether this has been a popular comic in the US. When I was a kid I owned all the booklets of comics and had read every single one of their booklets. I heard they released the last one of the series in 2009 -- Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book. Have you guys read it? Is it as adventurous? Did you read it in French or in English?

    This is how I learned French actually. I had read most of it in Greek (native tongue) and then picked up the French version and re-read most of it).

    Excellent series of european comics!! If you also share the same interest let me know, I'd love to have a conversation about it.

    cheers

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    Feb 10, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    Not in the USA dude...I also read it in French and it helped my vocabulary as well as understand humour!
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    Feb 10, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    Read asterix and obelix in a mix of languages - i had them all at one point some in Greek and some in English.
    Last comic I read was the one published several years ago...
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    Feb 10, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    they were and still are immensely popular in Quebec .( as well as all other French "BD" : Achille Talon, Gaston LaGaffe ( my fav. ), and of course Tintin ) .

    I'm actually re-reading them, but in Spanish.
    I also read some in German.
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    Feb 10, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    Nope, sadly not very popular in the US, though if you try to take French classes, you tend to run into it at least once or twice.
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    Feb 10, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    xassantex saidthey were and still are immensely popular in Quebec .( as well as all other French "BD" : Achille Talon, Gaston LaGaffe ( my fav. ), and of course Tintin ) .

    I'm actually re-reading them, but in Spanish.
    I also read some in German.


    TINTIN -- YES, I loved that one too. Good memories, thanks for bringing it up. It does seem that the US hasn't been immersed into that kind of humor.
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    Feb 10, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    @readr: Did you see the all new Asterix anniversary edition? It was amazing.. contains anecdotes from all their adventures...do check it out..
    in fact i owe my reading apetite to Asterix.. i used to "read" them even (before i knew to read) by just flipping the pages to see the cartoons as a kid.. thats how i got interested in reading books!
    Thanks for bringing it up...

    reg,
    Shanks