Banging heads in Asterix comics

European academics are concerned about the amount of violent brain traumas in the popular Asterix comics series, most dealt out by Asterix and Obelix themselves.

A paper published in the European Journal of Neurosurgery, Acta Neurochirurgica, the books were analysed, finding over 700 cases of brain trauma, most caused by the Gauls on the hapless Romans. The study concludes that the Asterix series is violent and suggested the future use of helmets.