The pirates

Asterix and the Roman Agent
Prepublication in the comic magazine Pilote in 1970
Original publication 1970 – Plate 6

The unluckiest pirates in the history of buccaneering. Despite the vastness of the oceans and seas, their path keeps on crossing that of the Gauls and almost always ends in the same way: their galley ship is sunk.

At the beginning of Asterix and the Roman Agent, their luck finally seems to turn; they set out to board a Roman ship. However, under the influence of the toxic Tortuous Convolvulus, the crew is so busy tearing each other apart that they do not notice the pirates. They end up self-sabotaging, contaminated by the virus of discord.

The captain sums it up: “We don’t need the Gauls anymore. We can make fools of ourselves without them!”



  • Plexiglass on aluminium – Dibond, with an aluminium hanging frame on the back.
  • Fine Art Hahnemühle paper on aluminium – Dibond, framed in a white or black American wooden frame. Hanging frame on the back, made of aluminium.

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Limited edition

All the Asterix Art Strips are published in a limited edition of 30 copies with a certificate of authenticity signed by Céleste Surugue, Managing Director of Editions Albert René, and Florence Mittnacht, Legal Director of Editions Albert René.

Delivery time and conditions:

  • Production time 2 to 3 weeks
  • Delivered in cardboard and plastic film