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Cover to Asterix and the Falling Sky

Asterix is a French comic book. English translations are currently published by Orion Children's Books.

Publication Dates

Last Issue

Asterix and the Picts: 03 Dec 2014

Current Issue

Asterix and the Missing Scroll: 26 Oct 2016

Next Issue

Asterix and the Chariot Race: 19 Oct 2017


Irregular series of graphic albums.


Main Characters

Asterix-The title character, a small, plucky quick-thinking Gallic warrior who lives in Gaul (Aincent France) during the time of Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars, who gets super-strength from a magic potion created by Getafix, a druid.

Obelix-Asterix's sidekick and best friend. Fell into a cauldron containing the super-strength potion as a child and can't drink any. Works in the menhir quarry of the village, but lives for hunting and eating wild boars and going on adventures with Asterix.

Minor Characters

Other Characters/Places/Things

Recent Storylines

Asterix and the Missing Scroll

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Asterix and the Picts


Leftover Useful Information

  • Inspired several movies, both animated and live-action
  • Parc Asterix is a popular amusement park in France it rivals Disney in popularity.

Creative Team

  • Rene Goscinny-writer, 1959-1977
  • Albert Uderzo-artist,1959-, writer, 1977-2013
  • Jean-Yves Ferri-writer, 2013-
  • Didier Conrad-artist, 2013-

Publishing History

First appeared in serial form in 1959 in the French magazine Pilote.

Future Publication Dates

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Asterix and the Chariot Race: 19 Oct 2017

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