Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter

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Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter
(La Fille de Vercingétorix)
SeriesAsterix
Creative team
WritersJean-Yves Ferri
ArtistsDidier Conrad
Original publication
Date of publication24 October 2019
LanguageFrench
Chronology
Preceded byAsterix and the Chariot Race

Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter (French: La Fille de Vercingétorix, "The Daughter of Vercingetorix") is the forthcoming 38th book in the Asterix series, and the fourth to be written by Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad. The book is to be released worldwide in more than 20 languages on 24 October 2019 with an initial print run of over 5 million copies.[1][2]

Details of the book were announced at a press conference on 10 April 2019 at Parc Asterix. The story involves the teenage daughter of Vercingetorix, accompanied by two Arvernian chiefs, arriving unexpectedly at the Gaulish village.[3] According to French media reports, she is being sought by Julius Caesar's legionaries as she is a symbol of resistance.[4][5] Writer Ferri described her as a typically rebellious teenager but with the temperament of her famous father.[6] A theme of the book is dealing with adolescence. "Adolescence is finding one's way, despite one's parents," said Ferri.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "With a new Asterix comic coming, relive the adventures with your kids". The Indian Express. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ Johnston, Rich (10 April 2019). "The Best-Selling Comic Of 2019 Will Be Called Asterix And The Chieftain's Daughter". Bleeiding Cool Comics UK. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ Johnston, Rich (10 April 2019). "So Who Is Vercingetorix's Daughter in the New Asterix Book?". Bleeding Cool Comics UK. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. ^ Potet, Frédéric (10 April 2019). "La Fille de Vercingétorix, le nouvel album d'Astérix, sortira à l'automne". Le Monde. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  5. ^ Righini, Elisabeth (1 May 2019). "BD : 'La fille de Vercingétorix' est le prochain album d'Astérix". Blasting News. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  6. ^ "La fille de Vercingétorix s'invite chez Astérix". Le Point. AFP. 10 April 2019.
  7. ^ Calmet, Corinne (10 April 2019). "La fille de Vercingetorix : toutes nos révélations sur le prochain album Astérix!". Télé-Loisirs. Retrieved 12 May 2019.