Detail from the cover of The Chieftain’s Daughter, the latest in the series of French comic books about the adventures of Asterix, a mythical Gaul living in 50BC Europe. The series is being republished in a new English translation aimed at American readers. Photo: APDetail from the cover of The Chieftain’s Daughter, the latest in the series of French comic books about the adventures of Asterix, a mythical Gaul living in 50BC Europe. The series is being republished in a new English translation aimed at American readers. Photo: AP
Detail from the cover of The Chieftain’s Daughter, the latest in the series of French comic books about the adventures of Asterix, a mythical Gaul living in 50BC Europe. The series is being republished in a new English translation aimed at American readers. Photo: AP

Can Asterix conquer America? French comic books about heroic Gaul get new translation to win fans in the US

  • US publisher Papercutz commissions a new translation of the comic book series about heroic Asterix the Gaul, one of France’s biggest cultural exports
  • The books contain slapstick for kids and parody for adults, with characters that take off stars such as Sean Connery and Elvis Presley
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Detail from the cover of The Chieftain’s Daughter, the latest in the series of French comic books about the adventures of Asterix, a mythical Gaul living in 50BC Europe. The series is being republished in a new English translation aimed at American readers. Photo: APDetail from the cover of The Chieftain’s Daughter, the latest in the series of French comic books about the adventures of Asterix, a mythical Gaul living in 50BC Europe. The series is being republished in a new English translation aimed at American readers. Photo: AP
Detail from the cover of The Chieftain’s Daughter, the latest in the series of French comic books about the adventures of Asterix, a mythical Gaul living in 50BC Europe. The series is being republished in a new English translation aimed at American readers. Photo: AP
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