Religion: sentient inanimate
Name: The Monolith
Other Names: Hank
Publisher(s): Avon Publications
First Appearance: 10 Story Fantasy (vol. 1) #1 (Spring 1951): "Sentinel of Eternity"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (film) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); (comics) 2001: A Space Odyssey #1 (Dec. 1976): "Beast-Killer!"
Creators: Arthur C. Clarke
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 31
Comic Book Appearances: 26
TV, Film Appearances: 4
Prose/Text Book/Story Appearances: 1
Ally: Machin Man
Gender: not applicable
Note: enigmatic black prism
The Monolith first appeared in the short story "Sentinel of Eternity", which has also been published under the title "The Sentinel."
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