Mike D & Tommy are joined by artist Joe Milazzo
to discuss Jack's adaption to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (Marvel Treasury Edition 1976). The original film and book were huge hits in 1968 upon release, and Marvel turned to their returning "King" to finally adapt it in 1976. Instead of going with a traditional comic adaption, they decided to allow him to take on an over-sized Treasury Edition to capture all the awesome visuals in a way only he can. And he got to write this adaption as well... always a point of contention among Kirby fans and critics alike. Join us for our review of one of Jack's most visually stunning creations...
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(Start - 6:45) - Intro of guest and show topic.
(6:46 - 12:05) - Kubrick, his films and the making of 2001 the film.
(12:06 - 16:37) - Break down of the Kirby's career path/comic industry leading up to 2001 Treasury Edition
(16:38 - 22:10) - How did Jack create this amazing book? Why a Treasury Edition?
(22:11 - 27:21) - Kirby's crazy layouts and love of splash pages makes the Treasury Edition a perfect place for Kirby to create art.
(27:22 - 32:25) - Joe takes umbrage with Kirby's use of photo collage,,, why do you hate Jack Kirby Joe?
(32:26 - 37:20) - Deviations right off the bat.... Jack adds dialog to the film parts that have NO DIALOG!
(37:21 - 45:07) - What age was the comic book made for?
(45:08 - 50:00) - Joe breaks down his favorite passage from the book...
(50:01 - 57:02 - Jack uses a familiar character design from a past character in designing his spacesuits for this one.... and some familiar political tropes from today pop up too!
(57:03 - ) - What are your NEGATIVES thoughts of the adaption?
(1:02:01 - 1:05:00) - SO MUCH KIRBY KRACKLE!!!!
(1:05:01 - End ) - Wrap Up and Upcoming Announcements
(pictures that accompany the episode... check em out)
|Front Cover Treasury Edition|
|Back Cover - Treasury Edition|
|House Ad for Treasury Editions|
|The infamous Photo Collage Joe Milazzo hates!|
|Jack's Worst Cover (in Mike's Opinion)|
|The next months FF cover... much better! |
|Dialog created by Kirby when no dialog existed in the film!|
|A poetic passage from the King... Milazzo approves!|
|Who draws space and space ships better than Jack?|
|Kirby's famous Destroyer armor from Thor...|
|Looks alot like Dave Bowman's space suit to me...|
|Kirby's unique take on faces...|
|Adaption Version (bottom right panel)|
|Adaption Version (top panel)....|
|Adaption version (bottom panel)....|
|Flyer for Joe's Show!|
|Live Show Podcast flyer....|
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