We’re going to try a new format going into the new year by highlighting one specific book and talk about why it’s worth checking out. Luckily we get to start the year with a new first issue. ETERNALS is a revival of a storied group of Marvel characters created by Jack Kirby in the ‘70s. They’re an offshoot of humanity that was experimented on by space gods to be superpowered and extremely long-living. They often battle with a similarly-experimental group: the deformed Deviants.
This run is brought to us by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Esad Ribic. Gillen has worked on other Marvel titles like YOUNG AVENGERS, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, as well as indie titles THE WICKED + THE DIVINE and DIE. Ribic has worked on multiple THOR books with Jason Aaron and the Jonathan Hickman SECRET WARS miniseries.
Also, there’s an ETERNALS film coming out later this year. Maybe, given COVID.
This Week’s Issue
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Esad Ribic
NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What’s the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.
But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they – or anyone on Earth – survive their discovery?
From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribi? (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!