Panini Comics – Asterix: the new volume in October 2019
Panini Comics, and Les Éditions Albert René announce the new volume of Asterix, the 38th to be precise, which will be released on October 24th in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the first apparition of the character took place on 29 October 1959 in the magazine Pilote.
The year 1959 d.C.
The writer René Goscinny and artist Albert Uderzo are under pressure. You must create a comic series that original inspired by the French culture for the first issue of the magazine Pilote in out of there in a few weeks.
Closed in the apartment of Albert Uderzo, the two authors scervellano to find an idea in an exchange of banter that has now become legendary: “Remember the periods most important of the history of France”, he begins, René.
“For a start, there is the prehistoric era”, he answers hesitantly Albert.
“No, already used,” replies the friend.
“What do you say then of Gaul and the Gauls?”
Rene catches the ball, and the flashes of genius one after another without a break. “In two hours it was all done, decided...” tell later.
So it is that the adventures of Asterix debut on the 29 October 1959 in the first issue of the magazine Pilote. Soon, the whole of Gaul is occupied by the Romans, from the magic potion, from word games and cryptic quotations in Latin. The whole? Yes, all of it.
THE WORD TO THE PUBLISHER
From its first appearance in 1959, Asterix has continued to agree to the readers all over the world and of all generations. A true miracle due to its brilliant creators: the brilliant René Goscinny and Master Albert Uderzo. For ten years we have the privilege of contributing to an editorial adventure unique in its kind, and it is therefore with great pleasure that we would like to take the opportunity offered by the sixtieth birthday of Asterix to pay homage to this universe.
For this year of celebrations, many partners have desired to accompany us, all moved by the same enthusiasm. An enthusiasm born from the memories of the readings in the past and powered by the desire to celebrate. Back to the village. And participate in the writing of new adventures.
Les Éditions Albert René
THE WORD TO DIDIER CONRAD
“I decided to do comics as a child... and it is all about Asterix. I must have been seven or eight years old, and I had just read my first issue of the adventures of
Asterix and Obelix. If we think of the place that the comic is today in popular culture and that in that immense space Asterix remains the number 1 (by far!), we can not bow! And then, now that we are in, sixty years does not seem to even have so many! [...] As you can guess from the table here on the side, this year will see the launch of a new adventure, the 38 number. Jean-Yves and I, we wanted to take the moves from the famous “our ancestors the Gauls...”. Unless, of course, no one seems to know who they are, these ancestors! It is enough to know only that someone really important came to
village. Who? You will discover by reading the next roll!”
THE WORD JEAN-YVES FERRI
“It is true, Asterix was born in 1959 like me. For a while my mother had thought to call me Asterix, but changed his mind when he realized that the name was already taken. Two years earlier, he had launched another famous Rooster: Spoutnix. I speak of a time preistorix, when comic books adorned with their beauty the windows of the library, and made shine the eyes of the kids. Among those colorful books, stood out obviously the new album of Asterix, that you needed to read. And share with friends. But I'm getting a nostalgix... about children, on the page that we have prepared, I and my colleague
Conrad (well, he, little, was not called Asterix), see the druid Panoramix intent to teach a bit of history to the brats of the village. Who knows... maybe is a clue on the content of the next register? Who knows. That suspense! If you don't know already the story, I would run and wait in front of the libreriax.”
THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF ASTERIX
THE FIRST MEETING OF THE FATHERS OF ASTERIX
René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo meet. The release of their first comic, Jehan Pistolet, in 1952, marks the beginning of a friendship that is unshakable and a long-term cooperation. Two talents that complement each other: a genius of the script and a virtuoso of the design.
THE CREATION OF THE IRREDUCIBLE GALLO ASTERIX
The character of Asterix, was born the afternoon of August, “in a quarter of an hour”, according to its creators. The first panel of “the Adventures of Asterix the Gallic” is published in issue 1 of the magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959.
THE OUTPUT OF THE FIRST REGISTER
The first book of the adventures of Asterix, Asterix the Gallic, goes out to the Éditions Dargaud. Goscinny and Uderzo to lay the foundations of their universe: a village of indomitable Gauls that still stand, and always to the invader roman. How? Thanks to the secret formula of the magic potion, known only by the druid Panoramix. Games of words, slaps, anachronisms: the myth of Asterix is born!
The OUTPUT OF the FIRST ANIMATION FILM
Asterix and his friends arrive at the cinema with the adaptation of the album Asterix the Gallic. At first it was thought of as a distribution on the television channel. Although made without the approval of the authors of Asterix, the movie finally comes out on the 13th of December in sixty French cinemas. René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo agree to continue the adventure
the film on the condition to take in hand the reins of the second episode of the series: Asterix and Cleopatra (1968).
ALBERT UDERZO CONTINUES The COMPANY
Following the tragic death of René Goscinny in 1977, Albert Uderzo public Asterix and the Great Ditch the first book that he conceived alone. Faithful to the humor and genius of a colleague and friend, the first test of the solo-Uderzo is the centre. 25° register accumulates references and quotations from the story of Romeo and Juliet to the allusions to the Berlin wall, joining the full title in the furrow of the previous adventures gallic.
FIRST GAME OF ASTERIX
The comic strip Asterix is adapted in a video game for the Atari 2600 console. The aim of the game is simple: control the character of Asterix and collect the most number of pots while avoiding the harps of Assurancetourix. The game opens the way to a number of changes until the last Asterix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum in the remastered version, released at the end of 2018.
THE FIRST LIVE MOVIE: “ASTERIX AND OBELIX AGAINST CAESAR.”
Come out for the first time directly to theaters with a new story played by actors in flesh and bones. The cast included big names: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Roberto Benigni, and Laetitia Casta among others. After the realization of a variety of cartoons, the adaptation live-action the adventures of Asterix meets a huge success, with 9 million tickets sold at the box office in France and more than 23 million around the world.
THE FIRST ALBUM OF THE DUO THE IRONS-CONRAD
On the 24th of October sees Asterix and the picts, the first album made without the creators of the series, drawn by Didier Conrad, and written by Jean-Yves Ferri. We find the village under the snow, an idea of Albert Uderzo, who wanted a atmosphere little view in the series. It is the occasion to put the indomitable Gauls in front, for the first time, the terrible warriors Pitti: chills guaranteed!
AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
2019: we All know the story of the indomitable Gauls! Whether it's the battles against the eternal enemies of the Romans, of the magic potions of the druids or of the unforgettable squabbles between colourful characters, the Gauls have conquered the classrooms, the museums and the libraries of the planet. But who could have imagined, exactly sixty years ago, that our little Rooster and his faithful
friend the bearer of the menhir custodians of positive values such as brotherhood, freedom, disrespect, resistance, and conviviality, would become huge international stars appreciated by the diehards in every corner of the globe?!
THE GAULS MAKE THE TOUR OF THE WORLD!
Asterix and his band of terrorists are a real globetrotter. Our Galli favorite leave regularly to their village in Armorica to travel to destinations more and more exotic: Italy, with Asterix and the Race of Italy, Spain, Asterix in Iberia, Switzerland, Asterix and the Elvezi, Belgium Asterix and the Belgians is still Scotland with Asterix and the picts. They might even change your continent to discover North America in the Asterix in America, Egypt, with Asterix and Cleopatra, and even India The a thousand and an hour of Asterix. Asterix find friends all over the world, thus being able to make people laugh and move readers of all nationalities! 380 million of albums sold at the exit of Asterix the Gallic in 1959, placing them one beside the other, do two times around the Earth!
THE LATEST HITS – ASTERIX AND THE RACE Of ITALY
Released in October 2017, the 37th register of the collection has not denied the rule of the success in the world, with 5 million comic books sold (20 million readers) in 16 languages: the adventure italica is thus confirmed as the best cultural product of the year in France!