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The First Two Pages of Asterix And The White Iris
Today sees the European release of Asterix And The White Iris by Fabcaro and Didier Conrad, following in the footsteps of Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo I ran the first English language review last night and… I loved it I really loved it More than any Asterix book since the death of Goscinny In an[...]
Asterix And The White Iris: The Bleeding Cool Review
My favourite Asterix comic book is a bit of an oddity Obelix And Co, published in 1978, breaks the usual routine of an Asterix comic book which involves this village of French warriors in 50 BC holding out against the Roman army, going somewhere else Another city, another country, another continent, as part of their[...]
New Cover To Asterix And The White Iris, Revealed
When its enchanting influence reaches the Guals, everything they once held dear is turned upside down." So leads the new Asterix graphic novel, The White Iris, by Fabcaro and Didier Conrad, out next month, and expected to be the best-selliing comic book of the year And the best-selling French book in total The final cover[...]
What To Give The Man Who Thinks About The Roman Empire A Lot
Oh, and I read Asterix a lot as a kid, and still see much of world history through the eyes of an isolated village of ancient Gauls holding out against the French-invading Roman Empire in 57 BC. I am also apt to tap my head rapidly in the manner of Obelix, saying "these Romans are crazy"[...]
New Official Asterix Strip Published Today Exclusive To Bleeding Cool
I need to go back and tell my seven year old self that 43 years later he would be publishing new Asterix strips This world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but at Bleeding Cool, you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies, and more The Daily Lying[...]
New Official Asterix Strip Published Today Exclusive To Bleeding Cool
Asterix is, by all accounts, the best-selling and most-read comic book in the world A new book released every two years in its home country of France, it is guaranteed to be the best-selling book of the year, and it will certainly be the best-selling comic book in most European countries for that year, as[...]
Asterix & The White Iris to Tackle Positive Thinking & Eating Meat
Created in the sixties by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny, the new Asterix volume out this later year will, again, be the best-selling comic book in the world The fortieth edition of Asterix is expected to sell between five million copies of one new volume this year And now we know its name, Asterix And[...]
The World's Best-Selling Comic, Asterix, Gets A New Writer, FabCaro
October 26th 2023 will see the release of the best-selling comic of next year, the new Asterix volume, with an estimated first printing of around 8 million copies, which is basically all that can be printed and kept in storage at any one time And for the fortieth Asterix book, the writer FabCaro will succeed[...]
The best-selling comic book of 2021 will be Asterix And The Griffin That is now pretty much a given It will have a higher print-run than Dav Pilkey's Dog-Man Attack On Titan, My Hero Academia and all other rivals, and will go to second-print almost immediately But another dog-related book will be challenging it for[...]
How Fast Was This Asterix Promotional Image Taken Down?
Asterix is in the news right now There's a new comic book coming out at the end of the year, Asterix And The Griffin, expected to be the best-selling comic book of the year, and possibly one of the best-selling books of all There's also a new live-action movie in the works, Asterix and Obelix:[...]
The Best-Selling Comic Of 2021 Will Be Called... Asterix & The Griffin
The last time they announced the name of the new Asterix book, I was just outside Paris, at Parc Asterix A few days later, Notre Dame burnt down I hope that was nothing to do with me On the 21st of October 2021, Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix will return for their 39th comic book storyline,[...]
After 60 years, 38 graphic novel volumes (with a 39th on the way later this year) in 111 languages and dialects, and 15 feature films, Asterix, Obelix, and Dogmatix are going where the franchise has never gone before- to the small screen as an animated limited series On Wednesday, Netflix announced that it would be[...]
Best Selling Comic Of 2021 Will Be Published In October - New Asterix
Because announced over the weekend is the news of the 39th volume of Asterix The Gaul, for the 21st of October, 2021. Asterix, credit: Didier Conrad In an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, Asterix writer Jean-Yves Ferri announced the next album's release and revealed a little of what will be coming No title yet, but the[...]
Dogmatix to Get His Own Asterix Comic Book
Last year's Asterix comic book, The Chieftain's Daughter, was the best-selling comic book in the world And while Asterix fans settled down for the good long wait until the next, it appears they won't have to wait as long as usual Because, alongside the upcoming Dogmatix animated TV series (Idéfix in the original French), it[...]
Retailers Asked to Hold Asterix Omnibuses For Two More Weeks
The new American English translations of the Asterix volumes from Papercutz were meant to be published in May and June, but were delayed by the publishing shutdown Understandably, Papercutz changed the official date its Asterix launch from June 17th to July 15th. However, it seemed that was too late to tell Diamond Comic Distributors, who distributed[...]
Parc Astérix Opens Its Doors on Monday, With Sickle Distancing
A year ago, I went with the family to Parc Astérix, just outside Paris for the launch of the name of the best selling comic of 2019, Asterix and The Chieftain's Daughter It was aces But naturally, it has been closed for a while and those with tickets have been wondering what is what[...]
And that includes original artwork by Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo. Albert Uderzo's Family Auction Asterix Pages to Support Hospitals Art from Albert Uderzo. Uderzo died on March 24th His wife Ada Uderzo and daughter Sylvie are paying tribute to the memory of their father, and the medical care he received from France's hospitals and staff[...]
The original artist and co-creator of Asterix, Albert Uderzo died a month ago, aged 92, after the sixtieth anniversary of the creation of the characters While new Asterix volumes will continue to be published without him, there's one new album coming, a lost story by Uderzo and original writer Rene Goscinny, Asterix and the Golden Menhir. Lost[...]
After a number of years in children's illustration and co-launching a comics syndicate and agency (doing up to nine pages a week), he created Asterix with Goscinny in 1959, inspired by the works of Walt Disney since his early childhood starting with the 1st Journal de Mickey, they created a character who would rival Mickey[...]
A newly Americanized translation of Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's Asterix, which celebrated its 60th birthday yesterday, was to have begun in May with Free Comic Book Day However, with Free Comic Book Day itself delayed until the Summer (at least), so the subsequently planned Asterix volumes from Papercutz are also being delayed Also, you[...]
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 English[...]
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....
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 new book, 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, where[...]
'Asterix' Sets A 5 Million Print Run For Its First Printing
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 its first printing, which sells out fast and goes to a second, lickety split, it is[...]
Asterix Advertises In Today's DC Comics
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 Gotham Academy. I mean, it's not a very good ad This is what you call feature-led[...]
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 Asterix[...]