Cartoon hero takes a swipe at a world superpower

Comic strip character Asterix takes on a figurative foe.

After years of bashing the occupying Roman army, the indomitable Gauls have turned their attentions to the stars in their latest adventure, Asterix And The Falling Sky.

But it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to realise that the story is actually a none-too-subtle attack on the current American administration and its intervention in Iraq.