In his 33rd adventure, Asterix and the Falling Sky, the famous Gaul cartoon hero is taking on his worst foe yet: George Bush. The story is thinly veiled: Asterix and pals find themselves fighting invaders from the planet Tadsylwien (an anagram for Walt Disney; one of the aliens is said to resemble Mickey Mouse). They've been sent by their leader Hubs (an anagram for Bush) to find the Gauls' "stockpile of lethal weapons." The political plot is sending books flying off the shelf: in October, 200,000 copies a day were sold.
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