XIII - Volume 12 - The Trial
His Death. Volume IX. From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift. Scholars and Antiquaries. Bentley and Paradise Lost. When the prince regent proposed that Jane Austen should write a romance to glorify the august house of Coburg, she had the good sense to decline the task; it is a pity that Bentley was not equally wise, when queen Caroline expressed her wish that he should edit Milton. It was a task for which he was ill equipped. His turn of mind was prosaic. And, though he occasionally quotes from Ariosto and Tasso, from Chaucer and Spenser, he was not really familiar with the poetry and romance which had helped to nourish the youth of Milton.
Starting from the known fact that Milton, being then blind, could not write down his verses or read his proof-sheets, Bentley discovered a large number of what he took to be errors of the amanuensis or of the printer. Bentley professed to correct the misprints and to detect the spurious passages. The corrections were printed in the margin in italics; the insertions of the imaginary editor were enclosed between brackets and were also printed in italics; the notes at the foot of the page seek to justify the corrections and excisions.
This strange production cannot be excused on the ground that Bentley was in his dotage. The notes show that his mind was still working with the old vigour. Before I try to make a short resume of the story, a couple of observations: - I will write one review for the whole 19 issues, as I am too far behind on my other book reviews to try to do individual recaps - For some reason, the series never reached the same levels of popularity in the English language that it enjoyed on the Francophone and European market.
Enough humour is included to relieve the adrenaline rush and to compensate for the overall grim nature of the subject. The plot is too complex to resume in only a few phrases, but it all starts when a wounded man is washed ashore on the Eastern coast of the United States. Soon after he is nursed back to health by the elderly couple who found him he has to fight for his life against unknown assailants, demonstrating an uncanny ability in armed and unarmed combat.
He will not stop running until the end of the series, and he will discover along the way about seven or nine possible identities, starting with a contract killer who recently assassinated the President of the US, and going through mercenary, spy, special operations soldier, guerrilla fighter, IRA revolutionary, and so on. People around him tend to die in painful and inventive ways, but he manages to gather in support a team that includes the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General, a retired General Attorney, a beautiful dark skinned Major with a stunning body that is as handy with weapons and martial arts as XIII, a French marquis, a fiery red-headed sergeant in special ops called SPADS in the series , an Irish arms smuggler that may or may not be his father and a couple of wives.
His adversaries are as diverse as his friends, starting with the new US president and going down the hierarchical ladder to the top CIA man, several Army Generals and Colonels, contract killers and foreign governments. The locations are not as exotic as the ones seen in the other high octane thriller by Van Hamme set in the mega corporation world Largo Wynch but they are as beautifully drawn and rich in detail: a Rocky Mountains small town, a beach house in Maine, a prison in the desert, an island in the Caribbean, the Mexican highlands, Washington and New York and even Ireland.
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William Vance is the lead artist for the whole series and he is the main reason for my high rating of the comic, as the story itself is occasionally over the top, politically incorrect in the portrayal of women and too commercially oriented for a real top five spot on my lists. Here is the list of the hardback titles.
Each of them contains about three issues worth of regular American market comics.
XIII--Volume 12--The Trial
I recommend reading them in the order here, as the numerous secret identities and twists in the plot would be spoilers for later volumes. Thirteen to One, Treize Contre Un 9. For Maria, Pour Maria El Cascador, El Cascador The Trial, Le Jugement Unleash the Hounds! Maximilian's Gold, L'or de Maximilien View 2 comments. Mar 17, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: comics-graphic-novels , french , adventure , action , mystery , fiction. Le Jour du Soleil Noir , or "Day of the Black Sun", is a captivating, thrilling and above all else mysterious graphic novel following a complex political conspiracy with high-paced action and an ever-deepening plot.
The first volume in one of the most successful French album series ever. The story in this first album feels very much like a tease. A man is washed ashore with a bullet wound to the head, and when he recovers he seems to have lost all personal memory. Soon he's attacked and hunted by various fractions of what seems to be an international spy network, and in the process he realises The first volume in one of the most successful French album series ever.
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Soon he's attacked and hunted by various fractions of what seems to be an international spy network, and in the process he realises that he's very well trained at hand-to-hand and armed combat. He then sets out to try to figure out who he is and why people are trying to kill him. And about there the first album ends. This is not really my kind of story, or rather, this is a kind of story that I would prefer to see in a film or a TV-series.
I must admit, though, that Van Hamme lives up to being what must by now amount to the best paid scriptwriter in comics, and delivers a story that has me quite interested in where it's going.
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The art by William Vance is very realistic, in a s kind of way. It's crisp and clear and each character has their own There are no easy copies with a few changes to hair or clothing, as is fairly usual in action comics with illustrators of a more limited artistic scope. Everyone seems to be a living, breathing person. Still, it's a bit dull in its precise and realistic manner.
I like it when the draughtsmen take a bit more of an artistic license and interprets feelings and emotions more visually. I'm right now setting out to re-read the first few albums of this series, which were originally published in French the s and in Danish in the s, since a new Danish publisher has picked up where the old one stopped several years ago. But mostly I want to understand this hugely successful series, that has kept French readers enthralled for almost three decades now.
So far it's good entertainment, so I'll keep going. My review is for the original series that is 1 to 19 volume. Story of a super spy, the series starts of great with the protagonist Mr. XIII trying to find his past and in process saving the world took the author about 25 years to complete, its tremendous achievement t My review is for the original series that is 1 to 19 volume. XIII trying to find his past and in process saving the world took the author about 25 years to complete, its tremendous achievement to keep the story straight and interesting for so long. The storytelling does have common cliches with the genre, still it kept me hooked on, I kept coming back for more and ended up finished all 19 volumes in two days.
This is the second series I have picked by Jean Van Hamme the other being Thorgal, which is a better series. He is the best comic book writer i have read, his writings have a feeling of epic saga to them, they are long, well paced and have interesting characters. The art is good, gives a realistic feel to the character and settings. Makes you feel like you are watching a serial instead of reading a comic, a lot of time i kept reading the over the limit plot as i was enjoying the art.
To measure the success of the series in Europe one has to realize, the comic book inspired a movie, a television series and a game. Apr 05, Aildiin rated it really liked it Shelves: bandes-dessinees.
The start of one of the most famous modern french-belgium comics. I read this a long time ago but I am taking advantage of a newly published integrale to re-read everything and catch-up with the story. View 1 comment. Look at the standard review if you want plot but I didn't before I read the book and seeing it now makes me think it gives too much away. This doesn't : A few factions hunt the main character for reasons he doesn't yet know. It's the old amnesiac bit BUT it's done well because you put yourself in his shoes and pick and choose what to believe and put aside what to you doesn't jive but, more importantly, it keeps you second guessing what you're being "told" AND your own opinions that you thought you Look at the standard review if you want plot but I didn't before I read the book and seeing it now makes me think it gives too much away.
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