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In memoriam William Vance

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Monday, May 14th, Dargaud publishing director Yves Schlirf announced on Twitter that William Vance had died, “that old lion”. Vance, born William Van Cutsem in 1935 was a celebrated Belgian comics artist, and was...

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XIII Volume 19: The Day Of The Mayflower By Y. Sente and I. Jigounov, colours by Berengere Marquebreucq Cinebook Well, the good news is that this 19th volume of the XIII saga is a really...

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Review: The return of XIII? well, sort of…

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

XIII Mystery Volume 1: The Mongoose By Xavier Dorison, Ralph Meyer and Caroline Delabie. Series overseen by Jean Van Hamme Cinebook Hmm. Weird one this. The original XIII series by Jean Van Hamme and William...

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Reviews: XIII – the finale is here at last

March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

XIII – Volume 18 – The Last Round By Jean Van Hamme and William Vance. Cinebook Volume 18 of XIII, and it’s the finale, the final round, the one where Van Hamme and Vance dot...

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I have been known to regard mainstream Eurocomics with something of a tired disdain : pretty soon, you’ve seen it all, and you start looking for something a little more sophisticated.  But there are always...

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XIII Volume 15: Maximilian’s Gold By Jean Van Hamme and William Vance Cinebook XIII and his friends, still in hiding from the NSA, now have the riddle from all three silver watches… and Maximilian’s gold...

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XIII Volume 15: Operation Montecristo By Jean Van Hamme and William Vance Cinebook Arrested by the Costaverdean authorities because of pressure from the US, XIII and his friends are awaiting their extradition. Instead, they’re freed...

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XIII Volume 13: Top Secret By Jean Van Hamme and William Vance Cinebook “The Mongoose is dead. So is Number I. But, since he was the President of the United States, XIII’s friends are all...

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XIII Volume 12 – The Trial

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

XIII Volume 12 – The Trial By Jean Van Hamme and William Vance Cinebook Called back to the USA by the frantic government, McLane and Jones discover that General Carrington has kidnapped Wally Sheridan, President...

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XIII Volume 11: Three Silver Watches

February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

XIII Volume 11: Three Silver Watches By Jean Van Hamme and William Vance Cinebook “XIII has freed a country, exposed a traitor, reunited with his wife… and found his father. As he deals—somewhat against his...

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