Contains 3 newly-translated classic Asterix tales. Asterix is a fearless Gaul with a magic potion that grants him incredible strength to protect his village and ward off Roman Empire from invading. With his pal, Obelix, the defend their village from not only the blundering Roman legionairies, but also lend their services to the rest of the world. First, Asterix and Obelixâ€™s fishing trip goes wrong when they make â€œThe Great Crossingâ€ and wind up on the shores of North America. Neither America, nor Asterix, will ever be the same after this comical invasion. Second, Obelix gets the spotlight as his delivery service for stone menhir slabs gets a Roman update, becoming â€œObelix and Co.â€ Will Obelix be too greedy? Probably! Then, third, watch your waffles, itâ€™s â€œAsterix in Belgium,â€ writer and Asterix co-creator RenÃ© Goscinnyâ€™s final story before his untimely death. Itâ€™s a tale of two tribes as the Gauls and the Belgians unite, and then unravel, all to keep out Caesarâ€™s forces. Plus: a new Afterword by Alexander Simmons providing historical and cultural context for Asterix, both in 50 B.C. and in the time the classic comics were made.