20 January 2017

All Indomitables

The year is off to a great start: there's a new Asterix album on its way!


A new Asterix album in 2017!

In the village of the Gauls, we're celebrating the new year by announcing the release of a new Asterix album on 19 October 2017!

Barely two years since Asterix and the Missing Scroll, our heroes, created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, are back with new adventures by Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad.

And even though it's a little too early for us to say much more, the two authors have revealed a scoop: "Even though we can't reveal the main thrust of the story, we can tell you it will be about a trip abroad, as is traditional with every few albums! After staying in Gaul for Asterix and the Missing Scroll, this time our heroes are taking readers on an adventure beyond the border!"

This great little teaser in the form of an exclusive page is a fantastic gift, and is a way of honouring another Asterix tradition: Goscinny and Uderzo releasing preview pages in French comic magazine Pilote before each new album.

Ferri and Conrad have us intrigued: does Obelix have one of his special adventures in store for us? The answer will be revealed on 19 October! But one thing is certain: the year is getting off to a great start!


2017: A big year for Asterix!

As always, the Missive from Asterix and Obelix and the Indomitable Gauls' social media pages will keep you updated throughout the year about releases and news from the world of Asterix. But right now, we can reveal a few events that are not to be missed over the coming months:

The album Asterix in Belgium will be re-released in France as a special edition (with a special 16-page feature) and a deluxe edition (in a large format with a 30-page behind the scenes booklet and a reproduction of the original pages drawn by Albert Uderzo for René Goscinny's story). Brush up on your Belgian! Whip up some waffles! It's going to be choc-full of fun!

At Parc Astérix, visitors will be invited on a trip to Ancient Greece with a new mythical ride: welcome on board the Pégase Express!

Asterix and Obelix have been chosen as mascots for the Ice Hockey World Championship, which will be held in France and Germany in May 2017.

And numerous other surprises will soon be coming your way here and on our social media pages. Stay tuned!


Asterix New Year e-cards

It's nearly the end of January! For those of you who have fallen behind, we have a great way to send your new year wishes around the world: the Asterix New Year e-cards.

And, of course, the whole Asterix Village wishes you a wonderful MMXVII, full of laughter, joy and happiness for you and your family!

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