2001 Nights is a nice anthology of deep-space exploration stories delivered in a western style of comic art. The quality reminds you of the silver age of comics, but there is great detail in both expression and scenary.
While the different stories have no apparent relation or continuation to each other, there is a steady progression in theme throughout the volumes. The first few start with more contemporary space flight achievements or deal with events that take place within our own solar system. The later stages involve more far-reaching destinations and are more fanciful in imagination. There is a great array of concepts and ideas
to match the often bizarre new 'circumstances' the protagonists encounter. These are all backed by an often sizable amount of scientifically related information, but is done so to be both informative and also provide the backbone for the plot. While this might put-off some of the readers, it does enhance the reading and shows the near endless real-life scientific possibilities that could exist out in the universe.
However, the greatest appeal is the ever present moral and philosophical questions that surround the topic of space exploration. Exploitation rights of resources, the pursuit of knowledge, extra-terrestrial life, destruction, conquest, wars and the urge to find ourselves within the emptiness of space gives enough for the reader to contemplate. While much of 2001 Nights has a sobering undertone to it, they all depict the future as a wonderess one which only we ourselves can decide on how to leave our marks on.
A valued message no matter what era.