Another Asterix fan!
They're few and far-between in the States, I reckon. I used to read Asterix in Serbo-Croatian (really Serbian, because they were printed by Belgrade's daily POLITIKA) when I was a kid summering in Croatia (then Yugoslavia). Then, when they opened the Galleria in White Plains in 1980, a (coincidentally Canadian) store called "Scholar's Choice" sold Asterix in English. I bought one just about each week. The store is long gone, but I still have my softcover Asterix books with the "Scholar's Choice" $3.95 price sticker on them. They're great stories, beautifully drawn, and they can introduce kids to Roman History and what life was like around 50 BC. They're also great underdog stories, but the Gauls always win in the end.