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    2001: A Space Odyssey #1 (Marvel Comics, 1976). 12/1976 - 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

    Publisher: Marvel
    Category: Modern
    Page Quality: White
    Artists/Writers: Jack Kirby story Jack Kirby & Mike Royer art Jack Kirby & John Verpoorten cover
    Significance:
    CGC census 2/20: 102 in 9.8, none higher.


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