Monday, November 28, 2011

Asterix and Tintin - The Best Comic Books of All Time

Asterix Comics:

Written by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo, Asterix Comics is a series of French comic books that was first published in the late 1950's. However, after the death of Rene, Uderzo took up both the tasks and has played an instrumental role in raising the popularity of the books.

The main characters in the Asterix Comics are Asterix, a clever little Gaul, and his friend Obelix. This magic potion gives each villager superhuman strength and only Obelix is the one who doesn't need the potion as he fell into the potion cauldron as a child and hence it has a permanent effect on him.


Asterix Comics or The Adventures of Asterix and Obelix have been translated into more than 30 languages worldwide and have also received numerous awards along the years. I personally love the Asterix Comics for their amazing sense of humor and tongue-in-cheek interpretations of various people and events.

Tintin Comics:

Tintin Comics or The Adventures of Tintin, created by the Belgian artist Georges Rémi who wrote under the pen name of Hergé, is a series of classic comic books that have gone on to become one of the most popular comic books of the 20th century. The main protagonist of the comic books is Tintin who plays a young Belgian reporter. Also included in the books are some recurring characters that are essential to the story. Some of the major characters include the brash, cynical and grumpy Captain Haddock, the brilliantly intelligent but always-lost Professor Calculus. Inserting a dash of humor in the books with their clumsy antics is the twin duo of Thomson and Thompson, the incompetent detectives.


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