This year is the 50th anniversary of The Adventures of Asterix, the courageous Gaul whose adventures have been translated into more than 100 languages worldwide.

To mark 50 years since Asterix first appeared in the pages of the French weekly magazine 'Pilote', selects some of the most well-known and best-loved comic and cartoon characters, hailing from all over the globe.

From our own quintessentially British cheese-lover to crime fighting robots in Japan, and not forgetting the Gaulish hero himself, there's something for everyone in the comic capers of the following adventurers.