From jack kirbys maximalist adaptation of kubricks 2001. A space odyssey, treasury edition, page 4 is a great example of work by jack kirby. A space odyssey is surely one of the strangest scifi franchise comics ever published. A space odyssey was the name of an oversized comic book adaptation of the 1968 film of the same name and a 10issue monthly series expanding on the ideas presented in the film and the eponymous arthur c. Kirby took the themes of stanley kubricks movie as a starting. And you thought jack torrance, alex delarge and gomer were spacey. New gods are a fictional race appearing in the eponymous comic book series published by dc comics, as well as selected other dc titles. The words are singularly inelegantquintessentially kirby. Jack kirby did a marvel treasury adaptation of the film 2001. Its the marvel treasury edition of 2001 and stays pretty faithful to the movie. A space odyssey eight years after the the release of stanley kubricks film, marvel and jack kirby turned it into one of the leastremembered. Spaceknight, micronauts, star trek, battlestar galactica, doctor who, and much much more. I assume that sales of the treasury edition adaptation were okay, otherwise it s highly unlikely that marvel wouldve greenlit the monthly mag, but the series itself seems to have seriously underperformed to last only. One of the astronauts is killed by a creature, but the other, woodrow decker, is transported into a pastoral countryside by the.
Jack kirbys 2001 a space odyssey splash page gallery. A space odyssey as adaptation and extension dru jeffries 45. Era um album gigante em formato tabloide e a arte deslumbrante foi realizada pelo lendario desenhista e roteirista jack kirby. Aug 20, 2016 had to use a generic soundtrack, otherwise youtube wouldnt let me post this. It s got not that much to do with kubrick but that just makes it all the more interesting. Believe it or not, it may have been an agents of shield crossover with jack kirbys 2001.
Clarke, jack kirby, mike royer, stanley kubrick 10 if someone put a gun to my head and forced me to name my alltime favorite jack kirby story, on most days i think id have to go with the twoparter from issues five and six of 2001. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The monolith rescues herb marik and transpors him to an area similar to jalessa s kingdom. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the enter key is pressed. When the bullpen bulletins announced that kirby was returning, the kicker to the news was that he would adapt the stanley kubrick film in the marvel. Aug 04, 2018 but jack the king kirby can draw so much more than a superhero, and theres no better example than his adaptation of the stanley kubrick science fiction masterpiece 2001. In 1968, stanley kubrick released his seminal science fiction classic, 2001. May 22, 2012 jack kirbys first stab at adapting kubricks 2001. In kirbys telling, the socalled starchild infant of the movie s finale is reconcieved as the new seed. Check out nowthis nerds exploration of the museums exhibit and kirbys amazing adaptation. Download free dc, marvel, image, dark horse, dynamite, idw, oni. Both of which ive had hanging around since the bicentennial and will be binding together with the red nailsconan treasury, and some other like classics.
But would you believe that, when you swap out the name howard johnson for that of jack kirby, you get a work of higher artistic merit. One of jolly jacks first projects will be a marvel treasury edition of hold onto your hat 2001. Jack kirby a space odyssey when jack kirby returned to marvel comics in one of the most spectacular announcements was the fact that the king was going to adapt 2001 for marvels tabloidsized treasury edition line. When we think of jack kirby, we think of his contributions to superheroes, whether it. Jack kirby s 2001 a space odyssey my 1970s tribute to jack kirby ends with a couple of pages from one of his most daring and different projects of all, his adaption of 2001 a space odyssey. Jan 17, 20 today we transmit to you five splash pages from the first 7 issues of 2001. Allen christian revists jack kirby s marvel comics adaptation of 2001. 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. A space odyssey material and was wondering if anyone knew of a reprint of the marvel treasury question about 2001. Had to use a generic soundtrack, otherwise youtube wouldnt let me post this. Ive been getting the itch to bind up jack kirbys 2001. If you want to support work like this or would like to read more, please consider purchasing it. The preceding is included in its final and revised form in the weirdest scifi comic ever made. This is where 2001 aligns most closely with jack kirbys interests.
Aug 07, 2018 from the monolith to hal 9000, kirby provided a very different vision of the kubrick movie, but its no less valid than the 1968 masterpiece. A space odyssey, treasury edition, page 9 is a great example of work by jack kirby. Kirbys more successful at other points in this chapter, and he seems to thrive on the conflict in this section of. A space odyssey has generated the same level of interest as the comicbook not very much. If you dont think kirby was one of the most amazing visual artists of the 20th century, you either need to get hip quickly or go crawl back into your miserable hole. You probably know jack kirby as the cocreator of thor, captain america,the xmen, and basically half marvel universe but today, were at an exhibit honoring one of the kings weirdest works. In 19761977, comics legend jack kirby, known for his bombastic superheroes, produced an adaptation and continuation of stanley kubricks cinematic scifi masterpiece 2001. This series features the first appearance of the man machine.
One could hardly imagine more celebrated creators in their respective fields nor a greater clash of personal styles. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. A space odyssey adaptation was the perfect comic for kirby. I t started with jack kirbys 1976 treasurysized illustrated adaptation of stanley kubricks movie, based on arthur c. A space odyssey, issue 1, page 3 is a great example of work by jack kirby. Where exactly did elizabeth henstridges jemma simmons spend 4,722 hours. A space odyssey, treasury edition, page 45 is a great example of work by jack kirby.
Kirby has long had a fascination with the ancient aliens story trope, as seen in the inhumans, the celestials, and devil dinosaur. As a kid i spent many long hours drawing kirby derived comic books for fun. A space odyssey, treasury edition, page 72 is a great example of work by jack kirby. The imagery and language is immediately identifiable as kirby, and it seems radically out of step with the 2001. See more ideas about 2001 a space odyssey, stanley kubrick and science fiction. The soundtrack from the movie riffing on stanley kubrick s 2001. Comic book artists comic artist comic books art jack kirby art jack king 2001 a space odyssey marvel comics superheroes 70s sci fi art comic book panels jack kirby 2001. Chapter 4 performing the manape in the dawn of man. The fantastic four may be my alltime favorite comic, but 2001. Most other scifi franchises like star trek, star wars, and battlestar galactica saw comic books produced almost immediately with the franchises debut. In his long career, the widely respected comic book artist, writer, and editor put in time on both the dc and marvel sides of the fence. Our fabulous post featuring kirby s space odyssey scifi art this will be me watching the. Btw, when asked what he considered to be his best comic work, kirby himself, while proud of it all, specifically cited space odyssey.
My understanding is that marvel said, who should do this. A space odyssey is surely one of the strangest scifi franchise comics ever published for one thing, the comic appeared in 1976, eight years after the 1968 film debuted. Jul 11, 2015 this board is about one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made 2001. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over. In 2001, a space station orbiting mars is doomed to destruction by a meteor strike. A space odyssey eight years after the the release of stanley kubrick s film, marvel and jack kirby turned it into one of the leastremembered. From the marvel treasury special 2001 a space odyssey written and drawn by jack kirby. More adventures in replying to spam james veitch duration. Thats jack kirby, translating one of the most famous match cuts in cinema history into comicbook captions in the 1976 marvel treasury edition of 2001. We talk about those as well as brandon grahams multiple warheads 2 and ishinomori shotaros kikaida.
Continuing an examination of jack kirbys adaptation of a space odyssey begun here. Marik reaches the land of jalessa and becomes queen. A space odyssey comic book, a meeting of kirby s mind with those of stanley kubrick and arthur c. One of the astronauts is killed by a creature, but the other, woodrow decker, is transported into a pastoral countryside. Kirbys overthetop art was a strange fit for kubricks subtle, reserved film sequences. A space odyssey eight years after the the release of stanley kubricks film, marvel and jack kirby turned it. This is an incredible resource to art historians and comic book fans. May 12, 2018 one of jolly jacks first projects will be a marvel treasury edition of hold onto your hat 2001. After its success, marvel gave jack kirby free reign to continue the story in his own cosmic way for the first 7 issues, kirby takes human beings and transforms them into new seeds, the. A transcendental translocution suparno banerjee 33. The stargate sequence from 2001 a space odyssey according to jack kirby. In kirbys telling, the socalled starchild infant of the movies finale is reconcieved as the new seed.
In his long career, the widely respected comic book artist, writer, and editor put in time. Jack kirbys 2001 a space odyssey title page gallery. A space odyssey art gallery coming may 10, 2018 by mike cecchini. From the monolith to hal 9000, kirby provided a very different vision of the kubrick movie, but its no less valid than the 1968 masterpiece. King of the monsters, the human fly, the man from atlantis, marvel movie specials, rom. This feed is a sub feed of the comic book time machine. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. But jack the king kirby can draw so much more than a superhero, and theres no better example than his adaptation of the stanley kubrick science fiction masterpiece 2001. Daniel richter and the american mime theatre james fenwick 63. Jack kirby wrote and pencilled both the adaptation and the series. Clarke, marked his return to marvel after spending the early 70s at dc. Its got not that much to do with kubrick but that just makes it all the more interesting. Jun 19, 2018 this is where 2001 aligns most closely with jack kirbys interests.
After its success, marvel gave jack kirby free reign to continue the story in his own cosmic way. A space odyssey, and then began this series featuring new stories based on the concepts introduced in the movie for brevitys sake, ill be comparing to the kubrik film, but im aware that the film was created in conjunction with arthur c. This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. The adaptation was part of the agreement of kirbys return to marvel. In 19761977, comics legend jack kirby, known for his bombastic superheroes, produced an adaptation and continuation of stanley kubrick s cinematic scifi masterpiece 2001.
I am almost as big a fan of stanley kubrick as i am of jack kirby. Jack kirby wrote and pencilled both the adaptation and the series, which were published by marvel. A space odyssey was the name of an american oversized comic book adaptation of the 1968 film of the same name as well as a monthly series, lasting ten issues, which expanded upon the concepts presented in the stanley kubrick film and the novel by arthur c. Jack kirby wrote and pencilled both the adaptation and the series, which were published by marvel comics beginning in 1976. A space odyssey presented on the howard johnsons childrens menu from 1968 that we featured last may. A space odyssey were titles jack kirby created when he returned to marvel.99 1383 1281 294 978 630 136 929 1487 543 348 526 949 244 265 609 1648 1207 700 371 287 752 879 598 1108 1340 1152 1435 250 617 418 1086 991 1615 1398 290 1177 332 859 863 153 901 183 1454 439 517 323 409