The golden era of Polish comic books started in the 1960s. Today its popularity has reached momentum with a whole array of titles being translated to foreign languages.
Coined by illustrator Weronika Lis, the adventures of her alter ego, Agent Fox, have become cult reading in the northern hemisphere following the publication of Agent Fox in Iceland, a comic book inspired by her two-years living in the country.
Set in the fictional world of PanEuropa, the superheroes make their way across Poland and Europe to meet doctors and scientists as they combat the killer virus and fake news before finally tracking down “an insidious enemy who wants to use the situation to implement his evil plans.”
Featuring first editions alongside works from some of Poland’s most well-known illustrators, collector Wojceich Jama unveiled 180 pieces from his private collection at an exhibition in Kraków last week.
Household comic book heroes became loved for their bumbling successes and discreet references to communism.
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