Let’s do launch! This week we’re serving up an intergalactic adventure from 1968 care of the hotel chain Howard Johnson, which gives a child friendly look at the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. John Sisson, on his blog Dreams of Space, recently scanned in a menu and comic book which was released by HoJo as a promotional tie-in, featuring iconic moments from the film.
Why they were aiming this promotional effort at children is beyond me, but good for Howard Johnson for thinking outside the box! You can see the entirety of the comic book over on John’s blog by clicking here.
Everyone can be an astronaut! Or at least a space stewardess…
I am really fond of this menu-if only the hotels still produced materials such as this. There are so many sci-fi and space comics of the 1960s that pushed the belief that kids should reach for the stars. There are still some wonderful experiences in this post-Shuttle era as well, such as Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his serenade to earth from the International Space Station.