Asterix And The Falling Sky (#33)

Author(s): Albert Uderzo (Illustrator); Anthea Bell (Translator); Derek Hockridge (Translator); René Goscinny

Asterix



Asterix, the comic hero from the Roman era and the first international superhero, continues to conquer the world. With hundreds of millions of copies sold in 107 languages and dialects, not to mention 11,000 websites devoted to the character, these engagingly witty and record-breaking books have become one of the highest-selling series ever. And the phenomenon shows no sign of abating; in fact, it's spreading to other media, such as video games, CDs, and movies.


And fans of these hysterical historical tales will love this first new album in four yearsnow out in paper! It's a lively tale that features a falling sky, an incredible space race, and some surprising characters.


Whatever adventure Asterix embarks on, it's sure to be a blockbuster.



Product Information

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

Wit, humane insights, and physical antics allow readers to join the fun....[Asterix] has cross-generational appeal."--"Booklist

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780752875484
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Orion
  • : September 2006
  • : 287mm X 216mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Albert Uderzo (Illustrator); Anthea Bell (Translator); Derek Hockridge (Translator); René Goscinny
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Albert Uderzo
  • : English
  • : 741.5
  • : 48
  • : Comic strip fiction / graphic novels
  • : chiefly col. Illustrations