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GOLGO13
 A world class hit man, the ultimate Professional fulfills contracts under the alias of "GOLGO13". Without allegiance to any group, cause, or nation, he follows his own personal code when choosing "jobs". And once he accepts a contract, it is always honored.

 Despite being tagged he is labelled "extremely dangerous" by all world intelligence organizations, his services are regularly hired by the CIA, the KGB or others. Recent targets include political figures, intelligence agents, a syndicate boss, and those who get in the way.

 A true professional, GOLGO13 is an expert marksman familiar with most of the world's military hardware and master of several of the more lethal Oriental matial arts. Fluent in at least thirteen languages, GOLGO13 is able to slip in and out of even hostile nations without detection.
Victims, they never know what hit them.

NATIONALITY unknown
RACE oriental or oriental-caucasian mix
WHERE ABOUTS unconfirmable
PHISICAL APPEARANCE narrow, penetrating eyes; nearly total lack of facial expression; athletic build; back laced with scars; between 30 and 40 years of age.
DISPOSITIONS cold, cunning and methodical.


Several volumes of GOLGO13 made their debut in the U.S.. As follows
IntoTheWolves'Lair
INTO THE WOLVES' LAIR
Graphic Novel Series No.1 (1986)
Galinpero
GALINPERO
Graphic Novel Series No.2 (1986)
IceLakeHit
ICE LAKE HIT
Graphic Novel Series No.3 (1986)
TheIvoryConnection
THE IVORY CONNECTION
Graphic Novel Series No.4 (1987)
TheImpossibleHit
THE IMPOSSIBLE HIT
Graphic Novel Series (1989)
HopperTheBorder
HOPPER THE BORDER
Graphic Novel Series (1990)
TheProfessional1
THE ARGENTINE TIGER 1
The Professional (1991)
TheProfessional2
THE ARGENTINE TIGER 2
The Professional (1991)
TheProfessional3
THE ARGENTINE TIGER 3
The Professional (1991)

 Born in 1936 in Osaka, Japan, this innovative comic creator made his professional debut in 1955. In 1960, he established his own studio, Saito・Production Co., Ltd. from which he has been creating lots of comics such as GOLGO13, MUYONOSUKE(Samurai Bounty Hunter), KAGEGARI(Ninja Comics), SURVIVAL(SP Comics), DINGO(Action Comics) and others.

 The success of these many extraordinary comics established TAKAO SAITO as a pioneer in the new comics called "GEKIGA" - laced with mature themes that revolutionized the Japanese comic scene in the 1960.

 The effects of this revolution reverberate to this day's comic world in Japan.
SAITO-PRODUCTION CO.,LTD.

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