In the front of every Asterix book, Asterix is described as a hero. But is he one? He certainly
doesn't look like it - he's tiny, not a muscle on him. Uderzo's original drawings depicted him
as a traditional hero type - large and strong, but Goscinny came up with the idea of making
him an anti-hero - who relied not on muscles but intelligence.
Asterix isn't all that he is made out to be - for many, he would not be everyone's favourite
character. He is the straight man to Obelix's comic. To really get our head around...