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Appearing in "Beast Killer"

Featured Characters:


  • Hunters
  • Tentacle monster

Other Characters:

  • Mason (First and only known appearance; dies)

Synopsis for "Beast Killer"

The issue starts in the distant past where the Monolith instructs a hunter on how to craft a spear and then shifts to the future where two astronauts discover an alien ruin. One of the astronauts is killed by a creature, but the other, Woodrow Decker, is transported into a pastoral countryside by the monolith. Here he rapidly ages until he dies and is converted by the monolith into an embryo-type creature referred to as a 'new seed' to explore the galaxy.


  • This comic book series continues from the storyline presented in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story was originally written by science fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke. Space Odyssey comics was canonized by issues featuring Machine Man.
  • This issue loosely retells the plot of the film 2001, but with new characters and slightly different scenarios.

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