ASTERIX Returning to North America With Reprints of Classic Stories & This Year's New Volume

Asterix
Credit: Albert Uderzo (Papercutz)
Credit: Albert Uderzo (Papercutz)

The classic French comic series Asterix is once again bound for North America, as Papercutz have picked up the reprint rights, as reported by the New York Times.

The publisher plans to translate and reprint all 38 volumes of the core Asterix series, beginning with two omnibuses in May that will collect the first six original European volumes. Alongside with that, Papercutz will publish the most recent volume - Asterix Volume 38: The Chieftain's Daughter - which was released in France in October.

Credit: Albert Uderzo (Papercutz)

Before Papercutz, the British publisher Orion Books (a division of Hachette) published Asterix reprints for the U.K. and U.S. market.

Asterix is a long-running French comic following two villagers from Gaul during Roman Occupation in the early 1st Century. Originally created by writer Rene Goscinny and artist Albert Uderzo, Asterix has become a major European comics franchise - spawning films, games, and even a theme par
 

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