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Asterix and the Falling Sky

Cover to Asterix and the Falling Sky

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

Publication DatesEdit

Last IssueEdit

Asterix and the Falling Sky: 14 Oct 2005

Current IssueEdit

Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book: 22 Oct 2009

Next IssueEdit

Asterix and the Picts: 24 Oct 2013


Irregular series of graphic albums.


Main CharactersEdit

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 CharactersEdit

Other Characters/Places/ThingsEdit

Recent StorylinesEdit


Leftover Useful InformationEdit

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

Creative TeamEdit

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

Publishing HistoryEdit

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

Future Publication DatesEdit

Asterix and the Picts: 24 Oct 2013

News & FeaturesEdit



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