Posted on 10/24/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The long-running French comic book series Asterix hit a milestone today: it welcomed its first female hero.

This latest edition, released today in Europe, is titled Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter. In it, Adrenaline, the daughter of Gaulish King Vercingetorix, is no femme fatale, reports the Guardian — she’s a rebellious teenager who’s also being pursued by the Romans.

More than 370 million copies of the sixty-year-old comic have been sold worldwide; it has also been translated into more than 100 languages and inspired a dozen movies and cartoon series.

If you’re not familiar with the series, you can read more about it (and the new release) in the Guardian.

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