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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.
villain Jaques Bad guy Jaques
The villain in the new story Asterix and the missing scroll (published 22 october) is now known. His name is Bonus Promoplus, well at least in the French original. It is said he is modelled after Jacques Séguéle, originally pharmacist but later influential in advertising and politics. Well, at least that is what we get from French wikipedia. (20 September 15)
Commentarii de Bello Gallico
Bit by bit we are served little treats from the new book. In their recent web-série French LeFigaro show us new pictures of the coming book (and we like them). It is clear from the text that the story evolves around the book "Commentarii de Bello Gallico" written by Julius Caesar. We see Asterix complain that Caesar called the Belgae the most brave people of all Gauls. Elsewhere we can read that Caesar was funded for his various conquests because he wrote that all of Gaul was conquered. We know that is not completely true. (5 August 15)
Early september a very nice block of stamps will be issued by the German postal services. It consists of a very nice picture in which three stamps are situated, depicting Asterix (62 ct), Obelix (62 ct) and Idefix (=Dogmatix, 21ct). Apart from that a booklet of ten Asterix stamps is planned. (22 July 15)
Summer fun facts (ctd.)
In the month of July most French sports fans watch the Tour de Gaule (=France), the important annual bicycle race. Fifty years ago it was in the Asterix book Asterix and the banquet [but note the French title for the connection] that our favourite dog was adopted by Obelix. Little Dogmatix (Idefix) followed our Gaulish heroes after finding them near a butcher shop. On this occasion the French publishers have a special edition of the book, and a contest. (19 July 15)
Summer fun facts
Driving for your holiday to your favourite camping in France? Then if you fill up your tank at a Total gas station you might be offered a beach towel with Asterix illustrations: Asterix, Idefix Obelix or Falbala (=Panacea). At a very friendly price. (19 July 15)

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