Pan Samochodzik


Pan Samochodzik

Pan Samochodzik (Polish for "Mister Automobile", also known as Tomasz N.N.) is a fictional art historian, journalist, renowned adventurer and historical detective (compared both with Robert Langdon, Dirk Pitt and Indiana Jones) created by Polish writer Zbigniew Nienacki. He is a main character in a series of adventures centering around historical mysteries and treasuers. As a museum and government employee, Pan Samochodzik not only has to discover treasurers, but protect them from thieves. His nickname comes from his fantastic (heavily customized) automobile .

Pan Samochodzik

Pan Samochodzik, or Tomasz N.N. (N.N. likely refers to Nowicki-Nienacki - pseudonym and nickname of his creator, Zbigniew Nienacki), is an employee of Polish Department of Artifact Protection of Ministry of Art and Culture. He is a 'special envoy', with extensive knowledge in the areas of history, solving historical riddles, finding treasures and protecting them from thieves. As such, he is sometimes called 'Polish Robert Langdon, Dirk Pitt and Indiana Jones. He is also a devoted chain smoker.

His nickname comes from unique vehicle: a heavily modified Ferrari 410 SuperAmerica, which can reach top speed and is capable of traversing water and difficult terrain as well.

Recurring characters from "Pan Samochodzik" series

Archenemy of Tomasz N.N. is Waldemar Batura, former art historian, smuggler and thief. Pan Samochodzik is often accompanied by youngsters - often Boy Scouts.

In novels written by authors others than Nienacki features also Paweł Daniec, young art historian, ex-commando and sidekick of main protagonist, and Jerzy Batura, new villain, son and successor of Waldemar.

Novels

Original Novels of Zbigniew Nienacki

"Note: The dates of the following novels may be inaccurate, as some of them may have been published in a different order than they were written."

In the first three novels ("Pozwolenie..., Skarb..." and "Uroczysko"), Pan Samochodzik is a journalist, not a government employee. In 1990s Nienacki rewrote those three books so they would be consistent with the series. The books were released by various publishers, and it was not until 1987 that a single publisher ("Pojezierze") decided to rerelease the series in one graphical design.

  1. "Pozwolenie na przywóz lwa" (new title: "Pierwsza przygoda Pana Samochodzika") (1961)
  2. "Skarb Atanaryka" (new title: "Pan Samochodzik i skarb Atanaryka") (1960)
  3. "Uroczysko" (new title: "Pan Samochodzik i święty relikwiarz") (1957)
  4. "Wyspa Złoczyńców" (new title: "Pan Samochodzik i Wyspa Złoczyńców") (1964)
  5. "Pan Samochodzik i templariusze" (1966)
  6. "Niesamowity dwór" (new title: "Pan Samochodzik i niesamowity dwór" (1970)
  7. "Nowe przygody Pana Samochodzika" (new title: "Pan Samochodzik i Kapitan Nemo") (1970)
  8. "Pan Samochodzik i Fantomas" (1973)
  9. "Pan Samochodzik i zagadki Fromborka" (1972)
  10. "Księga strachów" (new title: "Pan Samochodzik i dziwne szachownice") (1967)
  11. "Pan Samochodzik i tajemnica tajemnic" (1975)
  12. "Pan Samochodzik i Winnetou" (1976)
  13. "Pan Samochodzik i Niewidzialni" (1977)"
  14. "Pan Samochodzik i złota rękawica" (1979)
  15. "Pan Samochodzik i człowiek z UFO" (new title: "Pan Samochodzik i Nieśmiertelny") (1985)

Novels of Zbigniew Nienacki completed by Jerzy Ignaciuk

  1. "Pan Samochodzik i nieuchwytny kolekcjoner" (1997) (Only partially written, completed by Jerzy Ignaciuk)
  2. "Pan Samochodzik i... Testament rycerza Jędrzeja" (1997) (re-written by Jerzy Ignaciuk, originally non connected with "Pan Samochodzik" cycle and named "Zabójstwo Herakliusza Pronobisa")

Novels of other authors

After the death of Nienacki, "Warmia" publisher got permission from his inheritors to continue the series. The new books take place in post-communist Poland, introduce two new main characters ('younger generation' - Paweł Daniec and Jerzy Batura), and in the newest book, replace the old vehicle with a new, jeep-based, variant.

  1. "Pan Samochodzik i... Kindżał Hasan-Beja", by Jerzy Szumski (1997)
  2. "Pan Samochodzik i... Bursztynowa Komnata" (2 parts), by Jerzy Szumski (1998)
  3. "Pan Samochodzik i... Złoto Inków" (2 parts), by Jerzy Szumski (1999)
  4. "Pan Samochodzik i... Arka Noego", by Tomasz Olszakowski (1999)
  5. "Pan Samochodzik i... Rubinowa tiara", by Tomasz Olszakowski (1999)
  6. "Pan Samochodzik i... Twierdza Boyen", by Sebastian Miernicki (1999)
  7. "Pan Samochodzik i... Floreny z Zalewa", by Jerzy Szumski (2000)
  8. "Pan Samochodzik i... Tajemnice warszawskich fortów", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2000)
  9. "Pan Samochodzik i... Skarby Wikingów" (2 parts), by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2000)
  10. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zaginiony pociąg", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2000)
  11. "Pan Samochodzik i... Skarb generała Samsonowa" (2 parts), by Sebastian Miernicki (2000)
  12. "Pan Samochodzik i... Sekret alchemika Sędziwoja", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2001)
  13. "Pan Samochodzik i... Kaukaski Wilk", by Sebastian Miernicki (2001)
  14. "Pan Samochodzik i... Arsen Lupin" (2 parts), by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2001)
  15. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zaginione poselstwo", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2001)
  16. "Pan Samochodzik i... Skrytka Tryzuba", by Sebastian Miernicki (2001)
  17. "Pan Samochodzik i... Łup barona Ungerna" by Tomasz Olszakowski (2001)
  18. "Pan Samochodzik i... Amerykańska przygoda", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2002)
  19. "Pan Samochodzik i... Europejska przygoda", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2002)
  20. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zagubione miasto", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2002)
  21. "Pan Samochodzik i... Wilhelm Gustloff", by Sebastian Miernicki (2002)
  22. "Pan Samochodzik i... Przemytnicy", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2002)
  23. "Pan Samochodzik i... Wynalazek inżyniera Rychnowskiego", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2002)
  24. "Pan Samochodzik i... Potomek szwedzkiego admirała", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2002)
  25. "Pan Samochodzik i... Operacja Królewiec", by Sebastian Miernicki, (2002)
  26. "Pan Samochodzik i... Ikona z Warszawy", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2002)
  27. "Pan Samochodzik i... Buzdygan hetmana Mazepy", by Sebastian Miernicki (2002)
  28. "Pan Samochodzik i... Czarny książę", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2002)
  29. "Pan Samochodzik i... Fałszerze", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2002)
  30. "Pan Samochodzik i... Bractwa rycerskie", by Sebastian Miernicki (2002)
  31. "Pan Samochodzik i... Więzień Jasnej Góry", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2003)
  32. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zagadka kaszubskiego rodu", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2003)
  33. "Pan Samochodzik i... Pruska korona", by Sebastian Miernicki (2003)
  34. "Pan Samochodzik i... Brązowy notes", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2003)
  35. "Pan Samochodzik i... Krzyż lotaryński", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2003)
  36. "Pan Samochodzik i... Szaman", by Sebastian Miernicki (2003)
  37. "Pan Samochodzik i... Gocki książę", by Sebastian Miernicki (2003)
  38. "Pan Samochodzik i... Stara księga", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2003)
  39. "Pan Samochodzik i... Relikwia krzyżowca", by Sebastian Miernicki (2003)
  40. "Pan Samochodzik i... Adam z Wągrowca", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2003)
  41. "Pan Samochodzik i... Złoty Bafomet", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2003)
  42. "Pan Samochodzik i... Baszta Nietoperzy", by Jacek Mróz (2003)
  43. "Pan Samochodzik i... Rodzinny talizman", by Józef Burny (2003)
  44. "Pan Samochodzik i... Pasażer Von Steubena", by Sebastian Miernicki (2003)
  45. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zakładnicy", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2004)
  46. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zamek Czocha", by Sebastian Miernicki (2004)
  47. "Pan Samochodzik i... Mumia egipska", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2004)
  48. "Pan Samochodzik i... Diable wiano", by Tomasz Olszakowski (2004)
  49. "Pan Samochodzik i... Joannici", by Sebastian Miernicki (2004)
  50. "Pan Samochodzik i... Kradzież w Nieporęcie", by Arkadiusz Niemirski (2004)
  51. "Pan Samochodzik i... Królewska baletnica", by Sebastian Miernicki
  52. "Pan Samochodzik i... Relikwiarz świętego Olafa", by Tomasz Olszakowski
  53. "Pan Samochodzik i... Strachowisko", by Józef Burny
  54. "Pan Samochodzik i... Rękopis z Poznania", by Jacek Mróz
  55. "Pan Samochodzik i... Włamywacze", by Arkadiusz Niemirski
  56. "Pan Samochodzik i... Siódmy wojownik", by Sebastian Miernicki
  57. "Pan Samochodzik i... Sztolnia "Hexe", by Sebastian Miernicki
  58. "Pan Samochodzik i... Wawelskie regalia", by Krzysztof Zagórski
  59. "Pan Samochodzik i... Projekt "Chronos".", by Arkadiusz Niemirski
  60. "Pan Samochodzik i... Perły księżnej Daisy", by Iga Karst
  61. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zamek w Chęcinach", by Tomasz Olszakowski
  62. "Pan Samochodzik i... Przesyłka z Petersburga", by Sebastian Miernicki
  63. "Pan Samochodzik i... Szyfr profesora Kraka", by Sebastian Miernicki
  64. "Pan Samochodzik i... święty Graal", by Arkadiusz Niemirski
  65. "Pan Samochodzik i... Listy Mikołaja Kopernika", by Sebastian Miernicki
  66. "Pan Samochodzik i... Atlantyda", by Arkadiusz Niemirski
  67. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zamek w Malborku", by Sebastian Miernicki
  68. "Pan Samochodzik i... Knyszyńskie klejnoty", by Krzysztof Zagórski
  69. "Pan Samochodzik i... Wyspa Sobieszewska", by Sebastian Miernicki
  70. "Pan Samochodzik i... Podziemia Wrocławia", by Iga Karst
  71. "Pan Samochodzik i... Truso", by Maciek Horn
  72. "Pan Samochodzik i... "Lalka", by Jakub Czarny
  73. "Pan Samochodzik i... Janosik", by Sebastian Miernicki
  74. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zamek w Baranowie Sandomierskim", by Sebastian Miernicki
  75. "Pan Samochodzik i... Zamek w Rynie", by Sebastian Miernicki
  76. "Pan Samochodzik i... Pałac Kultury i Sztuki", by Jakub Czarny
  77. "Pan Samochodzik i... El Greco", by Jakub Czarny

Pan Samochodzik in other media

Film

*"Wyspa Złoczyńców" (1965, directed by Stanisław Jędryka), based on "Wyspa Złoczyńców"
*"Pan Samochodzik i niesamowity dwór" (1986, directed by Janusz Kidawa), based on "Niesamowity dwór"
*"Pan Samochodzik i praskie tajemnice" (1988 directed by Kazimierz Tarnas), based on "Pan Samochodzik i tajemnica tajemnic"
*"Latające machiny kontra Pan Samochodzik" (1991, directed by Janusz Kidawa), based on "Pan Samochodzik i złota rękawica"

Television

* "Samochodzik i templariusze" (1971, 5 episodes mini-series directed by Hubert Drapella), based on "Pan Samochodzik i templariusze"

Crossovers

"Pan Samochodzik" has crossovers with "Jakub Wędrowycz" and protagonists of "Kuzynki" series, both written by Andrzej Pilipiuk.

Pan Samochodzik cycle writers

*Zbigniew Nienacki - 17 novels
*Jerzy Szumski (pen name of Jerzy Ignaciuk) – 4 novels
*Tomasz Olszakowski (pen name of Andrzej Pilipiuk) – 19 novels
*Sebastian Miernicki (pen name of Sebastian Mierzyński) – 26 novels
*Arkadiusz Niemirski – 16 novels
*Jakub Czarny – 3 novels
*Jacek Mróz (pen name of Józef Rojek) – 2 novels
*Józef Burny (pen name of Józef Burniewicz) – 2 novels
*Krzysztof Zagórski – 2 novels
*Iga Karst – 2 novels
*Maciek Horn – 1 novel

External links

* [http://www.wydawnictwo-warmia.pl/ Official site]
* [http://www.pansamochodzik1.republika.pl/ About Pan Samochodzik]
* [http://pansamochodzik.ok1.pl/ Fanclub site]


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