MARVEL TREASURY SPECIAL and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1976-1977)

I only cover comics that are in continuity on this site, and guess what?  This one is!  Kind of.  Marvel Treasury Special and all nine issues of Marvel’s licensed Space Odyssey book were beautifully drawn stories, full of full-page panels of Kirby at his best.

But obviously, most of this did not take place in the Marvel Universe.  Then came issue #8, which introduced…Machine Man!

His story was kind of like Pinnochio: A robot who wanted to be human, and got something close to it by becoming unique.

Machine Man’s solo book is totally underrated, and will be covered in full.  When we hit 1978.

Creator: Jack Kirby

Grade: C+ for the whole series, B+ for issue #8.

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