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Asterix: Asterix And The Falling Sky
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Asterix has sold some 330 million albums around the world - more even than Harry Potter Asterix has been translated into more than 100 languages and dialects There was a worldwide first printing of 8 million albums for the hardback edition of this new Asterix story Orion sold almost 100,000 copies in hardback in the first three months - the fastest-selling Asterix title The release of the cartoon film Asterix and the Vikings earlier in the year gave the Asterix brand a huge new boost

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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.

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...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 - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT - Toby LichtigAsterix 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 CARDIFFnew readers and particularly children will enjoy the wonderful illustration, characters, and, most importantly, the humour of the latest book - FRENCH MAGAZINE

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