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Asterix joins a chariot race in 37th comic edition

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 00:53

Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure. Edward Baran reports.

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Asterix is back. The pint-sized Gaul is returning for his 37th comic adventure. This time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race. (SOUNDBITE) (French) SCRIPTWRITER JEAN YVES FERRI SAYING: "We had Italy in mind and then I had the idea of a chariot race, a sort of rally from ancient times, a trip across the peninsula leading you from city to city." The last three Asterix editions have been written by Jean-Yves Ferri and drawn by Didier Conrad, sticking closely to the original format pioneered by Rene Goscinny in the 1960s. With the Asterix movies proving a box office hit, the books are attracting a new younger generation of followers. Something reflected in the print run for the new story -- with five million copies planned.

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Asterix joins a chariot race in 37th comic edition

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 00:53