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XIII (Thirteen) is a successful Franco Belgian Comics series written and drawn by Belgians Jean Van Hamme and William Vance. The series was initially serialised in 1984 in Spirou, and was later published by Dargaud.
The series begins with a man found on a shore in Peacock Bay in the East Coast of the United States, suffering from amnesia, and just the tattoo "XIII" on his collarbone to link him to his past. Volumes one through five deal with XIII searching for his identity and his past, only to find himself confronting the "conspiracy of the XX" which aims to a coup d'état in the United States.
Adapted in 2008 into to a two-part miniseries on NBC starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer. More recently in 2011 a new adaptation has started in Canada.
- 1 - The Day of The Black Sun, 1984 (Le jour du soleil noir)
- 2 - Where the Indian Goes, 1985 (Là où va l'Indien)
- 3 - All the Tears of Hell, 1986 (Toutes les Larmes de l'Enfer)
- 4 - S.P.A.D.S, 1987
- 5 - Full Red, 1988 (Rouge Total)
- 6 - The Jason Fly File, 1989 (Le Dossier Jason Fly)
- 7 - The Night of August 3rd, 1990 (La Nuit du 3 Août)
- 8 - Thirteen to One, 1991 (Treize Contre Un)
- 9 - For Maria, 1992 (Pour Maria)
- 10 - El Cascador, 1994
- 11 - Three Silver Watches, 1995 (Trois Montres d'Argent)
- 12 - The Trial, 1997 (Le Jugement)
- 13 - The XIII Mystery: The Investigation, 1999 (XIII Mystery : L'Enquête)
- 14 - Danger to the State, 2000 (Secret Défense)
- 15 - Unleash the Hounds!, 2002 (Lâchez les Chiens !)
- 16 - Operation Montechristo, 2004 (Opération Montechristo)
- 17 - Maximilian's Gold, 2005 (L'or de Maximilien)
- 18 - The Irish Version, 2007 (La Version Irlandaise), drawn by Jean Giraud, to accompany The Last Round
- 19 - The Last Round, 2007 (Le Dernier Round)
Mayflower Day (2001) by Jigounov and Sente, marks the start of a new series.