Jan Novák, Jaromír 99

So far So Good

Trans. Mirko Kraetsch
Verlag Voland & Quist, 2019, 256 pp
Language: German
Genre: Comics
ISBN: 9783863912253
E: janknovak@gmail.com
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The story of the Mašín brothers and their band waging guerilla war against the Communist regime in the early 1950s could be the most dramatic Czech tale of the 20th century. After their activities in Czechoslovakia, these five young men headed west – facing off against twenty thousand East German Volkspolizei and shooting their way to freedom.

In the novel So Far, So Good, Jan Novák wrote the story like a thrilling Czech Western and won the Magnesia Litera prize for Best Book of the Year. Now he and the artist Jaromír 99 have created a dramatic and visually arresting graphic novel in Jaromír 99’s unique and specific style of noir. After the runaway success in Czechia of their previous collaboration, Zátopek, the authors return with an even more explosive comic book.


“The adventures of the Mašín brothers and their team are portrayed with rawness and concision, without moralizing. The book deserves the attention of anyone interested in comics, as well as those who would rather not surf the web or read long books.”

– vašeliteratura.cz

Information about the original Czech edition

Zatím dobrý

Other selected published translations (3)

De momento, bien Spanish

Nie jest źle Polish

Jusqu´ici tout va bien French

Language: German
Title: Tschechenkrieg
Place: Berlin
Publisher: Verlag Voland & Quist
Year: 2019
Pages: 256
Genre: Comics