Asterix and Obelix are back and rumour has it WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has got in on the act.
The 36th book about a village of Gauls resisting Roman occupation is called “Asterix and the Missing Scroll” and the central theme by writer Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrator Didier Conrad is the ‘control of information’.
One of the new characters looks suspiciously like Assange – could it be true?
“There is some kind of Gallic journalist, it was more Didier who wished for the character to physically look a bit like (Julian) Assange even if we can’t really say it’s him it’s his type of character,“said Jean-Yves Ferri
Some 360 million Asterix books have been sold world wide and in 111 languages. Ferri and Conrad took the helm from the originators Uderzo and Goscinny two years ago with their first collaboration Asterix and the Picts.