Asterix is back for his 37th comic adventure! This time, battling his way across Italy in a chariot race.
Asterix has been translated into more than 100 languages – there’s been dozens of movies and cartoon series too!
The latest edition, ‘Asterix et la Transitalique’ (Asterix and the Chariot Race), is set in ancient Italy. In the book, Asterix meets a tribe called the Italics who are also fighting to remain independent from Rome.
The last three editions have been written by Jean-Yves Ferri and drawn by Didier Conrad.
“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 from one city to another,” said Ferri.
The new Asterix features a new villain, Coronavirus, a mysterious, masked chariot racer who will stop at nothing to win.
Asterix and the Chariot Race will have a print run of five million copies!
Written by Todd Hancock / https://twitter.com/toddcastpodcast