2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY #1 PREMIERE ISSUE JACK KIRBY BRONZE UK!
Pub. Date: Dec. 1976
Condition: VF (Very Fine)
Written by Jack Kirby. Art by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer. Cover by Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten. 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. Based on concepts from the film by Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke. Comics ad for the Juicemobiles shoes from Spot-bilt, featuring O.J. Simpson, art by John Romita. Hostess Twinkies ad with Spider-Man, art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Cover price $0.30.
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