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Are the Asterix comics about a drug culture?

No. Asterix is very far from any drug culture, and from methamphetamine usage during war. Magic potions are older than print. They appear in Greek mythology, for example (Jason puts the dragon to ...
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What’s up with the coal in “Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield”?

The charcoal connection is found with the ‘Bougnats of Paris’. From France écotours: in the 18th century, the agricultural crisis forced thousands of French countrymen to leave their homes in search ...
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Does the magic potion provide invincibility or only superhuman strength?

Evidence For this answer, I considered all the books until Asterix in Belgium, i.e., all books with contributions from both, Uderzo and Goscinny. Since I only have the German editions, I won’t ...
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Does the magic potion provide invincibility or only superhuman strength?

At least the early albums in the Asterix series don't directly tell if the potion gives invincibility in addition to superhuman strength and speed. Actually, they do: the potion is often referred to ...
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