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2001: A Space Odyssey #9 Page 14 by Jack Kirby, Mike Royer - Comic Strip

2001: A Space Odyssey #9 Page 14

Comic Strip


Jack Kirby introduced in issue 8 of his 2001 story the robot x-51, the last of a series of roboters produced by the government that wanted to experiment with machines in form of men. The robots became violent and where therefore destroyed except x-51 that was brought home by his creator and raised as his son Aaron.
This arch of the story resulted in the „spin-off“ of the „Machine men“ albums that further developed the idea of x-51 and his struggles.
This page of issue 9 shows x-51 in battle-mode against the military/government.


  • Beast-killers
  • Dc Comics
  • 12/1976
  • Interior page

About Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby ( August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994), born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. Kirby grew up poor in New York City, and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby, generally teamed with Simon, created numerous characters for that company and for National Comics, later to become DC Comics.

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CerealeKiller Du Kirby dans le texte. Bravo ! Superbe !
Nov 6, 2018, 5:24 AM
paul I like robots in comics. Pure Kirby artwork. Wow
Oct 28, 2018, 4:08 PM
KarloKarlo What an energy! Great!
Mar 18, 2018, 8:37 PM
Jam Very nice ! Congrats !
Mar 2, 2018, 5:46 PM
colonelolrik Top action !!!!
Feb 28, 2018, 5:17 PM
SupHermann I like it a lot. Powerful piece
Feb 27, 2018, 7:16 PM
salome3544 What a great ink !
Feb 27, 2018, 12:51 PM