Jun 22, 2017
Oumpah-pah and Hubert
They were translated into Spanish, German, Dutch, Greek, and English, but the English editions are very rare and go for hundreds of dollars on Ebay. There are no plans for re-issues, due to the negative stereotypes of Native Americans as patois-speaking savages.
But on amazon.fr, you can get the French reissues for 10-15 Euros each, or "the complete adventures" used for around 20 Euros.
Why bother, when Asterix is readily available? Because Oumpah-pah has some advantages that his more famous cousin doesn't.
When French aristocrat Hubert de la Pâte Feuilleté, sent by the king to establish peaceful relations with the natives, is captured, Oumpah-pah rescues him and escorts him back to Fort Petit. They become "brothers."
They sail for France to get some horses, and encounter the pirate Brake, who captures Hubert and...
You get the idea. A lot of captures, a lot of muscles straining at ropes, a lot of nick-of-time rescues and stammered "If it weren't for you, I'd be dead!"