Chapter 5. How Obelix fell into the Magic Potion when he was a little boy

Rene Goscinny

Albert Uderzo

English Translations: Anthea Bell & Derek Hockridge


From the Preface: "This text was written by Rene Goscinny for Pilote number 291. It appeared the 20th of May 1965. Goscinny wrote a text describing how the little Obelix fell into the druid's cauldron of Magic Potion for which I [= Uderzo] made three small drawings. Asterix was in it's sixth year, and that is also approximately how old Obelix is in this story. Because so many readers never had the chance to read this earlier, we decided to republish the story in the form of an album with a few more illustrations."
This is ten or twenty lines of text, double page and one large drawing.