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News, Gossip and Rumours from Asterix around the World

Most of these news items are concerned with the international publication of Asterix comic books. However, we try to cover all news of Asterix, including media appearances and new products... but we need your help. Items other than comic translations are presented against a coloured background.
Newsletter 18 & 19 from Asterix
Publisher AR has sent a new Missive (in French) to update us on the latest developments in the World of Asterix. Special story book (in the style of Obelix who fell into...) of the Twelve Tasks of Asterix on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the film! A special edition of Paris Match to match this release. The game Asterix and Friends for mobile. New enriched Colección Integral for Spain. Update on the editions of the XII Travaux in Missive 19. (16 Sept & 6 Oct 16)
May the games begin
Just in time for the upcoming Olympic games the new Afrikaans edition appeared. Also available are some extra editions with a special dossier of 16 pages; we know of editions in French, German, Spanish, Catalan, and Basque. And a fresh edition in Sweden. Now before we start let me remind you not to use any magic potion. (20 July 16)
Our own comic heroes Asterix and Obelix have been announced as the mascots for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Men's World Championship in France and Germany. (15 April 16)
Asterix in Afrikaans
Not only for native speakers it is a pleasure to see two new Asterix titles in Afrikaans, also for Dutch fans it is great fun! This is a summary of Asterix die Legioensoldaat...

Daar is groot fout met Obelix! Hy eet net twee wildevarke op 'n keer en dwaal rusteloos rond. Die druide sien 'n nuweling in die Galliese dorpie en sit dadelik twee en twee bymekaar. Die beeldskone Tierlantyn het kom kuier – en Obelix is dolverlief. Ongelukkig is Tierlantyn reeds verloof, en baie hartseer, want haar verloofde, Melodramatix, het as legioensoldaat in Afrika soek geraak. Natuurlik bied ons helde, gebroke hart maar dapper gemoed, die tog na Afrika aan om haar geliefde te red. (22 March 16)
We almost forgot...
Yes we almost forgot; the list of Asterix translations goes back to winter 1995 which means it exists for more than 20 years now! (24 January 16)

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