not true! Asterix is immensely popular to readers in the US. In fact in the latter 70's - early 80's there was a US cult appreciation of the series that led to a few US interpretations of albums (Getafix = Magicgimmix; Cacofonix = Malacoustix) and a daily newspaper strip. Problem: Asterix, being a european comic having to do with French characters confronting people of other countries, tend to draw non-French, particularly Nubians, Iberians, and Asiatics, in over-cartoony "darky" fashion. Blacks are presented as per WB's Coal Black and the Sebbin' Dwarfs. Iberians shown a sharp faced Mexicans with slit eyes and big tooth smiles. Scilians carry knives, have an evil stare and start feuds at the drop of an airy word.
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