Editor | Fiction
On October 24, 2019, the Chieftain of the Gauls’ daughter is destined to cross paths with Asterix and Obelix in a new album that looks set to make history.
Sixty years after he first appeared on the pages of the magazine Pilote the hero Asterix, created by two geniuses René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, is back again.
If Asterix and Obelix thought they could recover from their last expedition in the tranquil setting of their beloved Armorica, they’d better think again!
A mysterious teenage girl has just arrived in the village escorted by two Arverni chiefs. Caesar and his legionaries are searching for her, and with good reason: word on the ground in the village is that the visitor’s father is none other than . . . the great chieftain Vercingetorix who was defeated at Alesia.
This new Asterix and Obelix adventure, Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter, will publish in the UK on October 24, once again created by the celebrated Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad.
Commenting on the new adventure the two authors reveal: “From what we know of the chieftain’s daughter, she’s a rebellious teenager. Hardly surprising – it can’t be easy having a name like Vercingetorix!”
They add: “We did quite a lot of research into her for the album: her appearance, her name, her personality . . . as you may know, Vercingetorix didn’t give much away about his private life, and there are very few historical sources. But, as you’ll see, we’ve managed to track down quite a collection of scoops!”