Jack Kirby Re-Imagines 2001: A Space Odyssey

clues to a mystery


The Tumblr MarvelMania has posted several pages from a 1976 Marvel Treasury Special in which Jack Kirby adapted Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 into a comic book.

As with so many Tumblrs, the JPGs were posted without comment. So in lieu of their commentary I’ll provide my own: This looks incredible: the sixties arguably most psychedelic film re-imagined by Marvel’s most mind bending artists (see his 4th world series for any reference you need). 


I say re-imagining rather than flat-out adaptation because this truly is more than a simple movie-to comic translation. One of the reasons 2001 is such a successful film, such a revered work, is that it uses film to transcend the barriers of language. It gives us something – a feeling, a philosophy, an experience – that is available only through the visual poetry of the cinema. As such, nearly every single shot and, by extension, sequence, has become…

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