2001: A Space Odyssey #1

Published
1978
Page count
52
Cover price
0.50 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, 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

Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
John Verpoorten, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Jack Kirby, original Editor
 
Archie Goodwin, original Consulting Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
2001, A Space Odyssey (Marvel, 1976 series) #1 (December 1976)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1980? series) ([1978?])
Premiere Issue!
 
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

Writing
Jack Kirby, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Mike Royer, inker [credited]
Text
Mike Royer, letterer [credited]
Editing
Jack Kirby, original Editor
 
Archie Goodwin, original Consulting Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
2001, A Space Odyssey (Marvel, 1976 series) #1 (December 1976)
Beast-Killer!
Also printed
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #2 (1979)
Beast-Killer!

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.

Show/hide 2. Vira the She-Demon! (2001: A Space Odyssey) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
2001: A Space Odyssey
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
aliens; the Monolith; Vera Gentry (astronaut); Vira, the She-Demon (cave woman)

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Mike Royer, inker [credited]
Text
Mike Royer, letterer [credited]
Editing
Jack Kirby, original Editor
 
Archie Goodwin, original Consulting Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
2001, A Space Odyssey (Marvel, 1976 series) #2 (January 1977)
Vira the She-Demon!
Also printed
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #2 (1979)
Vira the She Demon

Synopsis

In the past, Vira discovers the Monolith and it inspires her to dominate her tribe. In the future, Vera also discovers the Monolith, and it transforms her into a cosmic seed that goes forth into the universe.

Notes

Set in prehistoric Italy and on Ganymede, satellite of Jupiter.

Show/hide 3. Marak! (2001: A Space Odyssey) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
2001: A Space Odyssey
Genre
Historical; science fiction
Characters
Egel, the "Thing-Maker" (artisan); Marak (warrior leader); the Monolith; Queen Jalessa (in a vision)

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Mike Royer, inker [credited]
Text
Mike Royer, letterer [credited]
Editing
Jack Kirby, original Editor
 
Archie Goodwin, original Consulting Editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
2001, A Space Odyssey (Marvel, 1976 series) #3 (February 1977)
Marak!
Also printed
Australia
2001: A Space Odyssey (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #2 (1979)
Marak!

Synopsis

Egel is captured by Marak and his band. The Monolith shows Marak of Queen Jalessa, and Egel builds him weapons so he can capture her.

Notes

Set circa 200,000 years in the past.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Ernesto Guevara

AusReprints ID

  • 80535

Entry created

  • 01/03/2021

Cover added

  • 01/03/2021

Index completed

  • 10/10/2021

Last updated

  • 10/10/2021