Asterix to be Retranslated Into American English by Papercutz for 2020

US publisher Papercutz has announced that they will be the new US publishing of the world's bestselling comic Asterix on the occasion of the character's 60th anniversary. All the thirty-odd comic albums will be reissued… though what will worry the English language purists is that they will include all-new translations into English. This is because the […]

Asterix on the New Two-Euro Coin

For Asterix's 60th anniversary this year, there's a new film, a new comic and a new coin. The Monnaie de Paris is to mint a new Asterix two-Euro coin featuring the face of Asterix, the best-selling comic book character in the world, as drawn by his co-creator Albert Uderzo. This is a rare example of an […]

The New Asterix Comic For 2019 Is Called Asterix And The Chieftain’s Daughter....

Video Presentation for Asterix And The Chieftain's Daughter at Parc Asterix

Bleeding Cool ran the news about Asterix And The Chieftain's Daughter, a couple of times, actually. Here's the video presentation from Parc Asterix we attended that gave the world the news… First we got a look at the 30th anniversary of the Parc and the 60th anniversary of Asterix himself. Then the announcement of the […]

Two Panels From New Asterix Comic 'Asterix And The Chariot Race'

Asterix and the Chariot Race is the 37th book in the Asterix series, and the third to be written by Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad. The book is to be released worldwide in more than 20 languages on October 19th with an initial print run of 5 million copies. Much of the action takes place in Ancient Italy, […]

'Asterix' Sets A 5 Million Print Run For Its First Printing

Welcome to the best-selling comic book of 2017, and it's not out for months yet. The upcoming new Asterix comic book, Asterix And The Chariot Race, has just set its first print run of five million. That's two million for the French, two million for the Germans, and one million for everybody else. With just […]

Asterix 2 Animated Feature In The Works

According to French sites Catsuka and Direct Matin a second Asterix animated film is in the works at Mikros Images. Details are scarce, but both cites report directors Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier are slated to return. The pair directed 2014's Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods. It is unclear when the film will […]

Asterix Advertises In Today's DC Comics

It will be the best selling comic this year. Just not in the USA. So how can they fix that? Asterix And The Missing Scroll is the first non-DC comic book to be advertised in a DC comic book since… well, I can't remember the last time. There are ads in today's Action Comics and […]

Seven Thoughts About Asterix And The Missing Scroll (SPOILERS)

I picked up a copy of the new Asterix And The Missing Scroll when I was in Brighton and have been reading it with the kids. Recent volumes since the death of original writer Rene Goscinny, have been rather lacking I've found. But with this volume, we are back on top. This is as good as […]

A Look At What Will Be The Biggest Selling Comic Book Of 2015

Asterix And The Missing Scroll, the new volume from Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad will launch in three weeks time, on the 22nd October and will instantly be the biggest selling single comic book title of the year. Star Wars? Attack On Titan? Peanuts to Asterix… available here in the US, here in Canada and here in the […]

The Comic Book Act Of Vandalism That Melted A Nation's Heart

Found in the book drop @ Main Street branch :) Here's to many more nights falling asleep with a good book, Jackson! — Toronto Public Library (@torontolibrary) August 15, 2015 It was an Asterix comic book as well, that the polite but distraught eight year old boy apologizing to the Toronto Public Library was […]

The Best Selling Comic Of 2015 Gets A Title – Asterix And The Missing Scroll

The original French title will be Le Papyrus Du César, directly translating as Caesar's Papyrus, or Caesar's Scrolls. But as such, Asterix And The Missing Scroll promises a return for one of Asterix's favourite characters, Julius Caesar, Emperor of the Roman Empire – aside from that small village in Ancient Gaul… From the creators of the previous […]

It's Official – The New Asterix Is Released On 22nd October 2015

Forget Star Wars #1. Forget Attack On Titan. The best selling comic book on 2015 will be released on October 22nd. The 36th, and as yet unnamed, volume of Asterix. [youtube][/youtube] The last volume, Asterix And The Picts, also by Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad. sold out its first French print run of two […]

Uderzo Donates Asterix Art To Charlie Hebdo Appeal, Worth $200,000

This is a majestic page from Asterix And The Laurel Wreath by Goscinny and Uderzo, which has been donated to raise money for the families of those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Uderzo hardly ever sells his original artwork, so this is a very rare opportunity, including as it does the portrayal of Caesar's palace. […]

Charlie Hebdo To Print A Million Copies Of Next Issue (Google UPDATE)

As I hoped, there will indeed be a new issue of Charlie Hebdo out next week, despite the massacre in their offices yesterday morning. They will be printing a million copies. I get the feeling that won't be nearly enough. There have been many cartoon tributes to the staff of the French satirical magazine since the […]