2001: A Space Odyssey, Issue 4, Page 31


patrick ford's picture
Posted by: patrick ford | April 15, 2012

Am I ready?

Ready for NORTON OF NEW YORK? Only one of the greatest stories in the history of comics. Of course I'm ready.
Beautiful writing on this page. Jack got it, right to the core of what Kubrick was driving at.
My favorite director and my favorite comic book writer/artist. It was like something I dreamed of.

John S.'s picture
Posted by: John S. | April 15, 2012

Absolutely Right, Patrick

Jack's 2001 comics were works of nearly unparalleled brilliance. It's a testament to his genius that he not only recaptured but even EXPANDED UPON the essence of the film in a way that not even Arthur C. Clarke could in his own (exceptionally lame) sequels. I doubt if there was any other creative person in the world who could have pulled off a feat like that.

David Baillie's picture
Posted by: David Baillie (not verified) | April 15, 2012


This is so much lovelier in black and white.

patrick ford's picture
Posted by: patrick ford | April 15, 2012

Usually a negative

My opinion is Kirby, and most comic book artists did not draw for colour. They of course knew their work would be printed in colour, but I think the awareness of that made them try to make their work colour proof. They weren't thinking, "The colourist will take care of that for me." Instead it seems like they were thinking, "I need to make this so clear the colourist can't ruin it."
Colour never seems to add anything to Kirby's work, to me it always looks better in B&W than the way it was printed in the published comic books.

ken bastard's picture
Posted by: ken bastard | April 16, 2012


I wish comics were "color proof" these days.

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