Author(s): Rene Goscinny
The Gauls have only one fear: that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes, says Chief Vitalstatistix. Or does it? It looks as if it's come at last for Asterix, Obelix and the other villagers. And some surprising new characters fall along with the sky. Our friends soon find themselves in the middle of a space race... This new Asterix story, the first in four years, is a brilliant and hilarious tale of misunderstandings that will be loved by his millions of fans around the world. First published October 2005.
Asterix has sold some 320 million albums around the world - more even than Harry Potter Asterix has been translated into more than 100 languages and dialects There will be a worldwide first printing of 8 million albums for this new Asterix story Worldwide embargo on the story of the new album will create a real event when these things are revealed on 14 October Orion recently completed the relaunch of the entire Asterix series, published in the correct order for the first time, bringing him a whole new generation of fans
'...combines its trademark graphics with a brand of comic-book art more readily associated with Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon series. Its format and jokes remain comfortingly familiar, and the later are still not afraid to keep one eye on contemporary concerns' -- Toby Lichtig TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 'Asterix and the Falling Sky has done what few series manage to do - it has moved into the future while maintaining all the historical elements which make it so popular with fans around the world. Here's hoping for another album before too long, by Toutatis!' WESTERN MAIL CARDIFF 'new readers and particularly children will enjoy the wonderful illustration, characters, and, most importantly, the humour of the latest book' FRENCH MAGAZINE
Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 33 Asterix albums.