This is an excellent action/adventure story, with very good artwork, which, while being 'European', is also very reminiscent of old-fashioned American and British newspaper strip artwork, the sort of thing we used to occasionally see in American non-superhero comics many years ago.
This eleventh instalment of the series is divided equally between modern-day action-adventure and action-adventure 100 years ago. While our hero Jason McLane (a.k.a. XIII) and a few colleagues set off on a mission to blow up a bridge in counter-revolutionary-held territory, his father Sean Mullway recounts the adventures of their ancestors in 1910, when, after a revenge-killing of the head of a Mafia family, three Irish brother set of to seek their fortune in Mexico, then in the grip of Revolution and Civil War. They found their fortune - Maximilian's gold - only to lose it again. But it turns out that it was hidden, not lost... In the here and now, XIII's attempt to blow up the bridge goes wrong, and he is captured by his old adversary, Colonel Peralta...
This is an excellent episode in the series, and has superlative artwork, which illustrates adventures in such diverse locations as the Costa Verde jungle, Mexico of the Revolution, and New York in 1900. This is an above average volume.
It may sound like an old fashioned spy/action adventure, and it reminded me visually of the old James Bond and Modesty Blaise newspaper strips - though this is in colour - but it is interesting enough to make me want to read more of the series.
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