Asterix the Gladiator (Astérix #4)
Oh no! The Romans have captured Cacofonix the bard as a gift for Caesar—and the highly unimpressed Emperor plans to throw him to the lions. By the time the other Gauls notice how quiet and peaceful the village is, Cacofonix is on his way to Rome. But Asterix and Obelix are hot on his heels and there’s only one way for them to rescue their bard: they have to become gladiators themselves.
Albert Uderzo is a legendary French artist and illustrator, best known for his collaborations with the late René Goscinny on series such as Asterix.
Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. 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 35 Asterix albums.