In Gaul to raise an army against Caesar, Pompey hires actress Latraviata to portray Panacea in order to reclaim his sword and helmet from Asterix and Obelix, who are in the Gaulish village celebrating their joint birthday.
When Chief Vitalstatistix invites his brother-in-law to dine on a stew seasoned with Caesar's laurel wreath, it's up to Asterix and Obelix to fetch it in Rome.
When Gluteus Maximus is chosen to represent Rome in the Olympic Games, the Guals respond by sending Obelix, unawares that the potion that affected him as a child is a banned substance.
Neighbouring Gaulish Chief WhosemoralsarelAstix asks Vitalstatistix and his villagers to look after a cauldron full of money to keep it out of Roman hands, but the chief, whose morals are as dubious as his name suggests, is bent on doublecrossing everyone. Asteric and Obelix must find the money.
When Julius Caesar wants to parade with his Gallic adversary Vercingetorix's shield, Asterix and his friends race to find the hero's shield before Caesar does.
'The Return of Asterix, The World's First Superhero' is here relaunched, re-inked, re-coloured and re-designed, now published in the correct order for the first time.
THE RETURN OF ASTERIX, THE WORLD'S FIRST SUPERHERO: The relaunch of the re-inked, re-coloured and re-designed Asterix series, now published in the correct order for the first time.
Phoenician merchant Ekonomikrisis has forgotten the druid Getafix's order for rock oil - an essential ingredient in the magic potion. So Asterix and Obelix go prospecting for black gold in the Middle East. Can they also outwit the Roman secret agent Dubbelosix and his amazing folding chariot, equipped with all the latest spy gadgets?
In ancient Rome the slaves are revolting....and not only that, they've stolen Caesar's galley, the finest warship in the Roman navy. Meanwhile, Obelix drinks the magic potion (with terrible results) and the Gauls find themselves all at sea.
When Bravura the female bard comes from Lucretia to take over the Gaulish school, she causes all the men in town to leave in anger, but when the Romans show up with a secret weapon, the two sides work together to foil their plans.
Asterix and Obelix are celebrating their joint birthday party and some surprise guests have been invited - Tremensdelirius and the lovely Panacea. Meanwhile, Julius Caesar has to deal with his old enemy Pompey, who is looking for supporters among the legions stationed in Gaul.
A ditch dug along the middle of the village separates the political parties of rival chieftains who have been elected as the village's leaders, so when the son of one chieftain and the daughter of the other fall in love, they call in Asterix and Obelix for help.