While Oumpah-Pah has been making headlines, Asterix has not been twiddling his thumbs. Two new French language albums have just appeared in the Asterix Grand Collection: Asterix and the Cauldron and Asterix in Spain.

Although, as everyone knows, each year the weather becomes “more spainful”, those long winter evenings are going to be full of fun this year thanks to these two fully restored, large format albums (new colours, restored inking and lettering).

Restoration work is continuing on the remainder of the collection and further magnificent publications are due out next year. Watch this space...

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