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Our news items highlight developments in the World of Asterix. Because of the focus of this site these mainly are concerned with the international publication of Asterix comic books. However, sometimes we cover other news of Asterix, including media appearances and new products... All new publications are listed in our Translation updates. But we need your help! Missing anything? Send us a note.
L'iris blanc
The cover of the new Asterix story, The White Iris, has been revealed on the official Asterix Facebook. Looking forward to October 26 when the book will arrive in the shops! (Thank you Renee for the hint.) It was reported that a single copy was offered illegally to a second-hand sales channel, and the picture was spread further over the internet. The publisher was thus forced to hastily formally announce the cover. We need some patience before we can have our own copy!  (8,9 September 23)
As an alternative to the Bluebird in decline there exists the (so-called) multiverse of Mastodon. We have discovered two old friends there. Ástríkur covers international editions of Asterix, and usually is faster to learn the hot news than we do. Comedix has a daily quotation and observations from the German language area. (7 June 23)
Title 40
The title of the new book has been announced as "L'Iris blanc", or "The White Iris". The theme of the book will be positive thinking. The flower is associated with hope, wisdom, trust and valour. It is part of a campaign by Caesar to boost the morale of his soldiers in Gaule. For more information on the new book consult the official website (To light up the forest only one iris need bloom) (20 March 23)
Astérix – L’Empire du Milieu, une conquête internationale
Together with the recently released "live action adventure family comedy film" (quoting wikipedia) Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom a new illustrated book of the same story has been published. Available in many languages already (Het Middenrijk, Srednje Kraljevstvo), but not yet in english it seems. The book however will not appear in our lists: we only feature classic comic book editions of Asterix. (We hope everything is OK with Asterix: "Astérix ne peut détacher ses yeux de la princesse. Les aillettes de son casque commencent á frétiller...") (8 February 23)
Season's greetings!
Time to pop some bottles (brut!). We wish you all the best for 2023. Health, happiness, and a fine new album for the coming year. (31 December 22)

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