Writer, Artist, Editor: Jack Kirby
Marvel Comics, 1977.
(This review originally appeared at Weird Crime Theater.)
By pure coincidence, I found this comic at the Camberwell Collector’s Fair the very same week that I was reading Arthur C. Clarke’s novel version.
A cursory glance at the cover will tell you that Marvel’s approach to this property was so divorced from that of Stanley Kubrick or Clarke as to make it effectively unrecognizable. I mean, just look the price box alone!