Jumeok Daejang, by Kim Won-bin

The Korean comics artist Kim Won-bin, born in China, is best known for his character 'Jumeok Daejang'. He made his debut in comics in 1953, with 'The Secret of Mount Taebaek', which was followed by 'Makdung-i'. After having published several science-fiction and police adventure comics, Kim Won-bin created a new genre called dramatic historical action for a juvenile audience with such comics as 'The Black Ribbon' and 'The Baby Soldier'. 'Jumeok Daejang' was one of the key characters in Korean comics of the 1970s. The series was originally launched in 1958, but really took off in 1964, when it appeared in Eokaedongmu magazine.

Last updated: 2012-08-08

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