Comic book hero Asterix and his sidekick Obelix returned for their first new adventure in eight years on Thursday. This time, they're headed to Scotland.
Asterix and Obelix are Albert Uderzo's most famous creations. Although he no longer illustrates the comic, he still keeps an eye on the adventures of his characters. The next volume is due to be published in October.
Seen as a second-class art form for decades, comics have now attained cult status in the art world. The Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn has opened an exhibition on the history of the medium, Germany's largest ever comic show.
Cartoonist and children's book author Jean-Jacques Sempé created his own world far from the traumas of childhood for his protagonist "Nicholas." The master is now 85.
The first German Comic Con event in Stuttgart drew 50,000 fans, while a Frankfurt museum is showing the pioneers of the genre. With Germany in comic fever, we look at where they came from in the first place.
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