2001, A Space Odyssey #1

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
December 1976
Page count
36
Cover price
0.30 USD
Colour
Unknown
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/30500

Credits

Editing
Jack Kirby
Archie Goodwin (consulting editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (2001: A Space Odyssey) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
2001: A Space Odyssey
Genre
Science fiction; period
Characters
Beast-Killer; Mason; the Monolith; Woodrow Decker

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
John Verpoorten

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1980? series) ([1978?])
Premiere Issue!
 
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #1 ([1978?])
Untitled
 
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #2 (1979)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Beast-Killer! (2001: A Space Odyssey) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
2001: A Space Odyssey
Genre
Science fiction; period
Characters
Beast-Killer [The One Who Hunts Alone] (caveman, hunter); Bill (boy); Mason (astronaut); the Monolith; Woodrow Decker (astronaut)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colours
George Roussos
Letters
Mike Royer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #1 ([1978?])
Beast-Killer!
 
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #2 (1979)
Beast-Killer!
From GCD
in Eterni, Gli (Editoriale Corno, 1978 series) #2 (April 1978) [Italy]

Synopsis

The issue starts in the distant past where the monolith instructs a hunter on how to craft a spear and then shifts to the future where two astronauts discover an alien ruin. One of the astronauts is killed by a creature, but the other, Woodrow Decker, is transported into a pastoral countryside by the monolith. Here he rapidly ages until he dies and is converted by the monolith into an embryo-type creature referred to as a 'new seed' to explore the galaxy.

Notes

Set in the Miocene Age and on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter in the year 2001.

Show/hide 2. Juicemobiles (O.J. Simpson; Juicemobiles) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
O.J. Simpson; Juicemobiles
Genre
Sports; celebrity
Characters
O.J. Simpson

Credits

Art
John Romita

Notes

Comics ad for the Juicemobiles shoes from Spot-bilt.

Show/hide 3. Monolith Mail; The New Seed Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Jack Kirby
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. The Spider-Man and the Fly! (Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
Genre
Superhero
Characters
the Fly; Spider-Man

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Comics ad for Hostess Twinkies from ITT Continental Baking Co..


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 61880

Index completed

  • 15/05/2011