Asterix & Obelix are 50! Photo Gallery Asterix the Gaul, the leading light of the famous French comic strip, is gearing up for a superlative party. Despite his boyish looks, the plucky warrior celebrates his 50th birthday this month -- a fine excuse for roast boar and a mug of beer. 22.10.2009, 14.36 Uhr Link kopieren E-Mail Messenger WhatsApp Link kopieren 1 / 1 This latest tome will doubtless boost the success of the Asterix publishing phenomenon. Already books chronicling his antics have sold some 325 million copies around the world -- and that number looks set to rise thanks to the Oct. 29 festivities marking his 50th birthday.