Sunday, 28 October 2018
Why has the cover page, which has always opened Asterix's comics, been removed from the new issue?
'Asterix. Why has the cover page, which has always opened Asterix's comics, been removed from the new issue? The publisher considers that the question "does not interest" ...
Forty years after Goscinny's death and six years after Uderzo gave up drawing, screenwriter Jean-Yves Ferri and cartoonist Didier Conrad released the 37th volume of Asterix's adventures entitled Asterix and Transitalics .
A detail intriguing however in this new album: the disappearance of the famous opening page presenting a map of Gaul with the magnifying glass placed on the Gallic village surrounded by the Roman camps of Aquarium, Babaorum, Laudanum and Petibonum.
Exit also the few lines locating the action: "We are in 50 before Christ. All Gaul is occupied by the Romans ... All? No. A village populated by irreducible Gauls resists again and again and the invader ... " The publisher he felt that this small text emblematic of the saga was today too violent to be delivered to millions of readers?'
Little by little our shared history and points of reference are being erased.