Asterix Album Chronology

Asterix the GaulBecause the Asterix series has been published in over 100 languages and published in a variety of formats and editions, the information in our blog’s entries will focus on the main English language publications. Note: the numbering of the books in current printings doesn’t necessarily follow the actual chronological publication of the books. The list below is arranged chronologically.

Goscinny and Uderzo

1. Asterix the Gaul (1961)
2. Asterix and the Golden Sickle (1962)
3. Asterix and the Goths (1963)
4. Asterix the Gladiator (1964)
5. Asterix and the Banquet (1965)
6. Asterix and Cleopatra (1965)
7. Asterix and the Big Fight (1966)
8. Asterix in Britain (1966)
9. Asterix and the Normans (1966)
10. Asterix the Legionary (1967)
11. Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield (1968)
12. Asterix at the Olympic Games (1968)
13. Asterix and the Cauldron (1969)
14. Asterix in Spain (1969)
15. Asterix and the Roman Agent (1970)
16. Asterix in Switzerland (1970)
17. The Mansions of the Gods (1971)
18. Asterix and the Laurel Wreath (1972)
19. Asterix and the Soothsayer (1972
20. Asterix in Corsica (1973)
21. Asterix and Caesar’s Gift (1974)
22. Asterix and the Great Crossing (1975)
23. Obelix and Co. (1976)
24. Asterix in Belgium (1979)

Uderzo only
25. Asterix and the Great Divide (1980)
26. Asterix and the Black Gold (1981)
27. Asterix and Son (1983)
28. Asterix and the Magic Carpet (1987)
29. Asterix and the Secret Weapon (1991)
30. Asterix and Obelix All at Sea (1996)
31. Asterix and the Actress (2001)
32. Asterix and the Class Act (2003) [a collection of short stories]
33. Asterix and the Falling Sky (2005)

Other books not considered part of the “canon” of full stories or illustrated shorts:

  • The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976) [the book is a text and illustrated version of the video]
  • Asterix Conquers Rome (1976) [also known as Asterix Annual 1980; based essentially on the Twelve Tasks of Asterix story]
  • How Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion When he was a Little Boy (1989)


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