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Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Return of the Eternals
posted by jepster2006

“What would you say if I told you that you were immortal, indestructible being put her by Aliens to preserve and safeguard the earth?”

Those were quite the words Ike Harris asked the confused Mike Curry in Neil Gaiman’s new run on the Eternals. With the aide of John Romita Jr.’s awesome art, the new creative team of Marvel’s long forgotten cosmic beings brings both wonder and mystery to new readers and old fans of Jack Kirby’s run quite a long time ago.

Neil Gaiman’s current run on the Eternals revolves around the lives of these so-called beings living their daily lives without a single memory of the existence of their powers. Only one of them named Ike Harris, remembers almost everything except why most of the Eternals forgot who they were. Ike Harris approaches one of his friends when they were Eternals, Mike Curry. Mike Curry was known as Makkari, the Eternal of superhuman speed. The main plot revolves around Ike trying to convince Mike that they are supernatural beings. Mike doesn’t believe such things and thinks Ike is crazy. Of course, if a stranger tells you that you’re an immortal superhuman, won’t that sound weird to you?
Eternals also seems to be a tie-in for Civil War since one of the characters, Thena works for Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man the leader of the Pro-registration side of Marvel’s big event. Even though it may sound odd for cosmic beings to be part of a political war, it does sound interesting. Could it be that the Eternals will save the day and bring back the Marvel Superheroes together? Well, we’ll have to find out as the issues come in monthly.

Neil Gaiman’s writing never fails but at times it can be quite too tedious to understand as his writing has a more literary feel to it rather than being an exciting and thrilling mystery. However, what makes this book so good is how Neil Gaiman relates these Eternals to earth’s history, from even before the Egyptian Civilization to the present. It even gets a twist about what may have really happened to the dinosaurs. Also when reading this book, I was expecting the feel of Sandman to it. The freaky and symbolic style is not present here but that shows Neil Gaiman’s versatility in handling different kinds of material.

John Romita Jr.’s art is clean, and has that Kirby feel to it. You can feel the cosmic theme of the book with the clean pencils. Kudos goes to the colors, in bringing such vibrant images that can stick to anyone’s head. Every time the Celestials are in a panel, a sense of wonder enters my mind and I wonder where they’re really from.

The first issue may be quite subtle but once Ike starts talking about the history of Eternals, you can’t help but wonder, “what happened?”. This book is highly recommended and truly for everybody. Although the Civil War elements are present in this book, readers won’t be lost since a lot of background can be found about it just two pages without cluttering too much information.

The only sad thing about this book is it only runs for 6 issues. With just the first issue, all I can say is, I want more.
Overall Rating: 9.0/10

Comments on "The Return of the Eternals"

Blogger JABS said ... (5:47 AM) : 

Who wrote EARTH X? Was it Paul Jenkins? Anyhoo, trying reading that its has a great story about the eternals and its relation with the MARVEL universe


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