Parues à la fin des années 70, ces histoires sont absentes des librairies depuis plus de 20 ans. À l'époque, Jean Van Hamme était inconnu du grand public et son nom n'apparaissait même pas sur les albums ! Les éditions Artège proposent avec cette réédition l'une des dernières BD de Van Hamme qu'il reste à découvrir par le grand public ! Pour l'occasion, l'ensemble des couleurs de l'album est retravaillé case par case pour offrir une restauration parfaite. Une série d'aventure écologique par un mythique !
1848, Monténégro. Vanko Winczlav, jeune médecin idéaliste, prend le parti de l'insurrection paysanne contre la tyrannie du prince-évêque. Vendu aux soldats par un paysan, il n'a d'autre choix que de partir. Dans sa fuite, il rencontre Veska, jeune Bulgare réduite en esclavage dans une auberge. Ensemble, ils embarquent pour le Nouveau Monde. Lors de la traversée, Vanko épouse Veska, qui n'a aucun papier d'identité. Arrivé sur le continent, il trouve un emploi d'infirmier, ne parvenant pas à faire valoir son diplôme de médecin. Quelque temps plus tard, Veska accouche d'un petit Sandor qu'elle refuse d'élever, et le couple se sépare. Vanko, estimé dans l'hôpital privé où il travaille, est séduit par une infirmière, Jenny. Un peu plus tard, la mort en couches d'une patiente envoie Vanko au tribunal pour meurtre et exercice illégal de la médecine. Vanko est alors emprisonné, et ses deux grands fils livrés à eux-mêmes suite au décès de leur mère...
Two of Largo's employees have been killed in his headquarters in New York. His friend Charity has been kidnapped in the middle of the Piazza San Marco. His only lead is a mysterious message: «Beware of the Doge.» As the bodies start piling up, Largo-aided by the beautiful Domenica-turns the Serenissima upside down to find the young woman and unravel the truth before it is too late. Balls, duels, boat chases, revenge. Ah, Venice!
Called back to the USA by the frantic government, McLane and Jones discover that General Carrington has kidnapped Wally Sheridan, President of the United States! Holed up in a secret base he's turned into a fortress, Carrington intends to put Sheridan on trial on live TV and expose him as the Number I of the conspiracy. To do that, he's going to need XIII's help in bringing in his main witness: the Mongoose!
Shelton a rendez-vous à Paris, avec le président d'une puissante multinationale. Celui-ci projette de signer le contrat du siècle avec une république de l'ex-URSS qui possède le plus riche gisement d'un métal très rare et très convoité. Mais voici que l'opération est compromise. Un routier français y a accidentellement causé la mort d'un ministre et la sévérité de sa condamnation a contraint la France à riposter par embargo...Shelton n'a que quelques semaines pour libérer le prisonnier et provoquer ainsi la levée des sanctions économiques qui bloquent les négociations. Une mission à hauts risques ! la prison est l'une des plus sûre et les frontières sont fermées. Mais shelton a de bons amis aussi risque-tout que lui. Quatre ont déjà sévi dans cette région tourmentée et les spécialités de chacun d'eux lui seront très utiles pour réussir ce coup audacieux...
Having escaped from the clutches of Irina's organisation, XIII is on the loose in America but still hunted by both Giordino's NSA and Irina's top assassin, Jessica. As he tries to return to his friends in San Miguel, he's forced to dodge bullets and outsmart various traps and ambushes. With the odds stacked against him, he will have to rely on help from an enemy and his own mounting anger at the constant string of attacks.
XIII and his friends have failed to recover Maximilian's gold and are tired of hiding, running and struggling. When two books come out in the USA relating all the events of the amnesiac's life and the details of the Conspiracy of the XX, they see it as a possible chance to come out in the open and trust in their country's justice. But they still have enemies, at home and abroad, and everyone is set on a collision course...
Arrested by the Costaverdean authorities because of pressure from the US, XIII and his friends are awaiting their extradition. Instead, they're freed by Costaverdean troops in disguise. But they can't afford to stick around, as they're still on the run from the most powerful nation on Earth. Desperate for money, McLane decides to go after Maximilian's gold, as Mullway believes he's found the location of the third silver watch. The problem is that the location is under 150 feet of water...
XIII and his friends, still in hiding from the NSA, now have the riddle from all three silver watches. and Maximilian's gold is within their reach. But the treasure is well hidden. Not to mention that $15 million is enough to attract a lot of unwanted attention. Meanwhile, in Washington, an increasingly desperate Frank Giordino can feel the noose tightening around his neck-and men are at their most dangerous when desperate. All he needs is someone to bring him the right information...
Petit à petit, XIII a découvert qui il est et reconstitué son passé, à une exception près. Il reste un trou à la fin de ses années d'université, quand Jason McLane est devenu Kelly Brion. Un trou qui pourrait signifier que l'amnésique est en fait le terroriste irlandais Seamus O'Neil. Cette histoire en forme de flash-back nous ramène à Boulder, Colorado, et avant cela en Irlande du Nord, pour y découvrir la dernière pièce du puzzle XIII.
In their island fortress, Kriss and Shaigan still reign over their band of pirates and raiders. But Shaigan is beginning to have doubts, and when a prisoner who knew him calls him Thorgal, the child of the stars begs the gods of Asgard to give him back his name and his destiny. In return, the gods require that Thorgal travel to the kingdom of giants and steal from their ruler... and then Thorgal will be Thorgal again.
It is time at last for Thorgal to return to his family. However, Aaricia is not staying idle after her rescue by Jolan, and tries to put together a fleet to attack Shaigan's stronghold ? unaware that her husband is no longer the dreaded pirate lord. By the time the two find themselves on their own island again, Aaricia is disinclined to simply forgive everything, and locks Thorgal up in a cage while she makes up her mind about him.
A man washes ashore near an old couple's house, barely alive. When he comes to, he has forgotten everything, including his name. The only clues to his identity: a key sewn into his clothes, a bullet wound to the head... and the number XIII tattooed on his shoulder. A meagre start to reconstruct one's self.
XIII, Jones and Betty Barnowsky escaped the deadly trap set by Colonel McCall. Lost in a hostile jungle, they must now make their way back to America. And they must be quick: In Washington, every ally the fugitives ever had has been arrested in preparation for the conspirators' master stroke, coinciding with a general exercise of all American armed forces: Operation Full Red. Suddenly, XIII's quest becomes a last-ditch fight for the freedom of an entire nation.
In the wild and inhospitable European far north, in the land of Scandinavian myth and runic legend, Viking warriors discover a child in a space capsule. Leif Haraldson adopts him and gives him the names of his gods: Thorgal Aegirsson, son of Thor (god of lightning) and son of Aegir (master of the sea). Upon Leif's death, the Viking chief Gandalf the Insane isolates Thorgal from others. Only the friendship of Aaricia, the daughter of Gandalf, brightens Thorgal's solitary childhood. Their mutual affection quickly turns into true love. This two-volume book includes "Aaricia".
XIII survived the trip back to his childhood home. The Mongoose has finally been caught and is in a high-security jail. But there is still one piece of the puzzle missing, and when President Sheridan asks him to discover who the Number I is, the man now known as Jason McLane doesn't hesitate for long. His best chance: finding Kim Rowland wherever she may be hiding. But the Mongoose has powerful allies and won't stay locked up forever...
XIII and Jones are on the run. Hunted by local authorities, they're suspected of three murders, including that of The Mongoose's hired killer. The sheriff of Green Falls, henchman to the town's biggest landowner, is all too happy to accuse the fugitives: The two men don't want certain details from the past to surface. XIII is going to have to survive long enough to dig up the truth about what really happened on the night of August 3rd long ago...
With the conspiracy that nearly claimed his life dismantled, XIII can finally turn all his attention towards uncovering his own distant past. Armed with everything he could find on Jason Fly-the man he seems to be-he heads to Green Falls, where he grew up. The problem with amnesia is that you never know exactly what you'll dig up when you go home again. And... is everything really solved concerning the presidential assassination that cost him his memory?
A wandering Thorgal is captured and enslaved by Orgoff, a cruel man who appointed himself the local lord after defeating the old one. Orgoff wields the dreadful power of the Sun Sword, which the peasants say makes him invulnerable. Thorgal, of course, is not convinced. Escaping, he encounters the last of the rebels against the new order-and an old enemy. Together, they will have to defeat Orgoff and his allies and recover the Sun Sword.
Largo Winch has been hoodwinked, framed and sent to jail. His enemies are celebrating their victory after taking control of his TV station. His friends are either in prison or in mortal danger... But Largo wasn't born a billionaire. He knows how to fight dirty, and now he's going to have to strike back at the circle of crooks, pimps and murderers who came after him-before they kill all potential witnesses, including his own employee, Sarah Washington.
Simon-Largo's friend-has been cast as the lead in a new TV series, "Golden Gate." It's produced in part by one of Group W's subsidiaries. When the investigator sent by Dwight Cochrane to examine irregularities in the funding of the series disappears, Largo takes matters into his own hands and heads to the city by the Bay. But what will he find? An innocuous example of bad television? A case of tax evasion? Or... worse?
Now called Ross Tanner, XIII joins the elite SPADS (Special Assault and Destruction Squads) to try and learn more about Captain Rowland, his last identity. As if the shadowy threats hanging over his head weren't enough, he also has to contend with gruelling training and a hostile instructor. Meanwhile, in Washington, investigations continue, and a series of clues emerge, pointing towards people XIII thought his allies. Can he trust Colonel Amos, General Carrington or... Lieutenant Jones?
Convicted of murder and sent to a high-security prison for the criminally insane, XIII finds himself not only unable to continue searching for his past, but also at the mercy of his enemies. Unbeknownst to him, though, General Carrington and the beautiful (and deadly) Lieutenant Jones are still trying to unravel the mystery of the presidential assassination. All they have to do is find a way to help him before he loses his life?or his mind.
XIII is looking for a certain Kim Rowlands, a woman with whom he saw himself in a photograph. His search will yield a name?his, perhaps?and take him to a place that may be home. All families have secrets, though, and they can get a man killed. And what exactly do General Carrington and his beautiful aide Lieutenant Jones want with him?