Asterix: 50 YEARS OLD and he still has all his teeth!
As everyone knows, heroes never get old. But that does not mean that they don't want to have all their friends and family wish them a happy birthday!
And when the heroes are Asterix and Obelix (born the same day as we learn in the Asterix and the Class Act album), everybody and their brother wants to be invited to the banquet.
As part of the celebrations for Asterix's fiftieth birthday (born on 29 October 1959 in the pages of the first issue of the weekly magazine Pilote), Albert Uderzo has come up with an exceptional gift in tribute to his heroes and their millions of readers from around the world!
A date has been set for all fans: on 22 October 2009, a new album of Asterix short stories will be available throughout the world with 56 pages of brand-new, never-before-published cartoons!
By the very first days of summer, the album was almost finished. Albert Uderzo is just now discovering the very latest coloured versions of his pages and is issuing his last comments and directives.
For him, the goal is patent: nothing less than excellence… and fits of laughter!
And this is only the beginning: many other events are in preparation around the world - you will be the first to be informed thanks to this new section.
In the meanwhile, while you are waiting, take a look at the e-card and wallpaper collections and reminisce about the 50 years of the charismatic Asterix heroes!