1976 · Paris
Based on the "Asterix" comic book series by writer Goscinny and illustrator Uderzo, a series that began in 1959, serialized in Pilote magazine, and ran until Goscinny's death in 1977, afterwards written by Uderzo until 2009. The series has spawned thirteen films, four of them live-action, games, and a theme park near Paris, as well as selling over 300 million copies of "Asterix" books worldwide.
"Twelve Tasks" is the only Asterix film based on an original screenplay rather than material from the comic books, and was later adapted into a comic book and a series of illustrated children's book.
Julius Caesar challenges the Gauls to a series of twelve tasks, inspired by the Twelve Labors of Hercules, but different since those are "outdated." Of course, Asterix and Obelix succeed at each humorous, satirical challenge, causing Caesar to retire to a house in the country with Cleopatra, and leaving the heroes in charge of the Roman Empire.
Goldenrod titled wrappers. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriters Goscinny and Uderzo, and writer Hall. 101 leaves, with last page of text numbered 99. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, perfect bound. (Inventory #: 139282)