The Adventures of Asterix the Gaul is one of the most popular and beloved comic creations in the world, with 34 albums selling 325 million copies worldwide. The creation of writer Rene Goscinny and artist Alberto Uderzo, with its rich colour, warm humor and impeccable characterization has captured the hearts and minds of children and adults of all ages.
Asterix and the Golden Sickle revolves around the loss and recovery of Village Druid Getafix�s special sickle that he uses to make the magic potion. The magic potion is the secret weapon of the Gaullish Village which protects them from Roman conquest and without a new sickle, Getafix will not be able to brew the potion. Asterix and Obelix set out to the city of Lutetia to seek out Metallurgix and acquire a new sickle. However their simple quest becomes complicated when they unearth a conspiracy revolving around stolen sickles, with corruption on the part of the Roman Agent Prefect Surplus Dairyprodus.
Asterix and the Golden Sickle features the regular cast of usual suspects from the only Gaullish Village that remains unconquered by Rome. Obelix, fat and undefeatable, Cacophonix, still kept away from the banquets, Getafix, worried about an upcoming Druid Conference in the forest of Carnute as well as cameos by Fulliautomatix, Unhygienix, Geriatrix and Village Chief Vitalstatistix and his wife, Impedimenta.
Asterix and the Golden Sickle is the second of the original 34 albums published by Goscinny and Uderzo. Rene Goscinny and Uderzo originally appeared in the magazine of Pilote but was subsequently published in long panel album form in 1961 with the second volume published in 1962. Other famous titles include Asterix and the Olympic Games, Asterix and Cleopatra and Asterix the Gladiator. This paperback book is listed online with the ISBN-10 number of 0752866133 and the ISBN-13 Number of 978-0752866130.