Jack Kirby's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

In 1976, the great Jack Kirby wrote and penciled a big treasury adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was bad.

Kirby was bold, bombastic, dynamic, a man of action. Kubrick (for 2001 at least) was subtle, restrained, a scene-setter. The two artists were masters of their specific mediums, sure, but in relation to each other, they were oil and water.

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