"What is it about?: The series follows the exploits of a village of ancient Gauls as they resist Roman occupation. They do so by means of a magic potion, brewed by their druid, which gives the recipient superhuman strength. The protagonist, the titular character, Asterix, along with his friend Obelix have various adventures.
Note: I have not read all of them but they are usually pretty good. They have been adapted in animated movies (usually pretty good), for example, Astérix et Cléopâtre, "
Asterix is a warrior from one of the last Gaulish villages holding out against the Roman invaders. He and his fellow villagers have a secret weapon that makes them invincible against anyone they fight.
Goscinny and Uderzo have created something that is well worth a glance, particularly if you are interested in this time period. Obviously, there is more farce here than history, but it's wonderful fun to read, and you never know who you might discover coming to visit the Gauls"