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Uderzo Family Settle Their Differences Over Asterix Legacy

After seven years not speaking to each other (and with a few lawsuits in the middle), a statement has been released stating that the co-creator of Asterix, Albert Uderzo and his wife Ada Uderzo have reconciled with their daughter Sylvie Uderzo, ending a seven-year conflict of …

French Comics In 2013 – It’s Not All Asterix. But Quite A Bit Is.

ACBD has looked at the overall French comic book market, and we have learned lots of things. Here are just a few. 5159 comic books were published in France in 2013,  3882 of them brand new, down 7.3% on 2012, …

Asterix And The Picts Burns Through Two Million French Print Run, Going To Second Print Now

Asterix And The Picts was published a week ago, under an extremely severe embargo. But once available, it has sold, and sold very well. One bookstore chain in France reported sales of two hundred thousand on its first day, smashing …

One Page From Asterix And The Picts – In English And In French (UPDATE)

The Guardian newspaper has the first page from Asterix And The Picts, destined to be the best selling comic book of the year, by Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad, overseen by Albert Uderzo. And here it is in French for …

$7000 Penalty Fine For Every Copy Of Asterix And The Picts Sold Before The On Sale Date

Diamond Comic Distributors has some strictures when it comes to stores that sell comics before an embargo dates. Suspension of retailer privileges, that sort of thing. Well stores that want to sell Asterix And The Picts in Germany, on its …

New CG-Animated Asterix Movie Set For Release In November 2014

This classic album has been adapted and co-directed by Alex Astier, the creator of Kamelott. According to my French friends, he’s the ideal choice.

Front Cover Art To This Year’s Biggest Selling Comic Revealed

Courtesy of Comics Place. The front cover art for Asterix and the Picts, out in three weeks, the first Asterix book not to be drawn by Albert Uderzo, with a print run in French alone of two million, now expected …

Asterix “Only” Sets A Two Million Print Run For New Volume, Asterix And The Picts

It’s a testing time for Asterix. In October, the first volume created without either or René Goscinny or Albert Uderzo, though Uderzo is supervising the new team. And while both Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad are stars in their own right, some …

Asterix Page Goes On Sale Next Month

Albert Uderzo is selling one of his original pages from Asterix And The Laurel Wreath, for charity. These pages are rarely sold, and the odds are it will attract considerable attention. Especially since Uderzo is no longer drawing the book… …

Meet The New Creators Of Asterix – Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad

It is one of the best selling comic books in the world. It possibly has a higher average sales per volume than any other published comic. And now, after the passing of Goscinny and the loosing of the reins by …

Full Trailer For The New Asterix And Obelix Movie

Finally, a long trailer for Asterix and Obelix: At Her Majesty’s Service – or whatever it ends up being called in English. Expect the expected. The film will be out in France on October 17th. I guess I’ll have to …

Asterix Co-Creator Uderzo’s Early Work To Be Collected, Including Captain Marvel, Before He Is Angoulême Guest Of Honour

Albert Uderzo, who has recent stepped down from the comic series he co-created, Asterix, is about to find his earliest work revisited. Philippe Cauvin and Alain Duchene are currently restoring his work, from the original boards, running from 1941 until …

The Animated Obelix Knocks One Back

I’m keenly awaiting some actual moving footage from the new animated Asterix movie, an adaptation of The Mansions of the Gods. In the meantime, here’s a single image of Obelix quenching his thirst for, I think, Getafix’s potion. I’m trying …

Asterix In Britain Trailer Exposes My Nation To Ridicule. Good.

The Asterix In Britain/On Her Majesty’s Service film (Let’s call it Asterix 4 going on) has released it’s first trailer. Yes, it’s in French, obviously, what were you expecting? It adapts the original comic, loosely of course. Do look for …

The Comic Book Retailer Olympics At Chicago

This summer, London will host the Olympics and the Paralympics. And I will do my best to hide from it. Thankfully most of it will be happening in the East of London and I’ll be out in the far South …

First Poster For The New Asterix & Obelix Movie

I’m still not entirely clear what the next Asterix movie is going to be called in English speaking countries, but the French title is something like Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty’s Service. James Bond without the secrecy but a …

Dogmatix is the New Uggie – Asterix Movie Still Features the Doggy Co-Star

Hey, French filmmakers. Want to get ahead, get a dog. Let Uggie show you the way to social media glory, if not Oscar night triumph.* You know – perhaps the success of The Artist really has played a part in …

First Official Images From The New Asterix Movie Bring Out The Stars

Shooting on the new Asterix movie (which seems to have a rather stretchy, wishy washy title that sometimes refers to Britannia, sometimes to Her Majesty) took place in Ireland, standing in for England. Certainly has the weather for it. And …