ComicThe first XIII album appeared in 1984 and was titled Jour du soleil noir (Day of the black sun). The series has had annual releases mostly. As of 2003, the last (15th) album appeared in 2002 and is called Lâchez les chiens! (Release the dogs!). Dargaud is the publisher.
The creator, Jean Van Hamme, also adapted his 'Largo Winch' novels into comic strips, which resulted in yet another successful comic series, illustrated by Philippe Francq. In 2002, a game based on these strips was published by Ubi Soft as well.
Front cover for XIII
Front cover for XIII: Lost Identity
Screenshot from XIII
Screenshot from XIII: Lost Identity