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The Eternals, Vol. 1 (The Eternals #1)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  71 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Jack Kirby reveals a secret history of heroes and horrors as humanity's cousins, the Eternals and the Deviants, vie to inherit the Earth It's a time of titans, terror, and time travel as only the King could conceive - collected across two softcover volumes Collecting Eternals #1-11.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 25th 2008 by Marvel Comics
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Comparisons between The Eternals and Kirby's earlier Fourth World series are inevitable. Both cover broadly similar themes of cosmically powerful beings who intervene in human history throughout the millenia (also the theme of his '2001' spinoff comic). I can't argue with the characterization of The Eternals as a rehash or reiteration of those themes. However, it is (in my opinion) his best iteration of them. The Eternals is more readable. The story unfolds at a steady pace, developing its mytho ...more
Elijah Spector
Crazy 70's Kirby stuff is always worth reading, but don't go in expecting more New Gods. The Eternals has a bunch of great and crazy ideas going on, and a lot of bizarre moralizing going on beneath (which is also a good thing) but at times it's almost a bit too much at once.

Part of this is because the titular Eternals cannot really die, and so there's a certain amount of immediate tension missing. None of the characters quite stand out like Orion, Darkseid, or a few other of the most interesting
Jack Kirby at his epic, cosmic, weird best!
If I was completely objective I might give it 4 stars because of the wandering, repetitive storyline. But this is The KIng; so objectivity is out of the question.
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Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds of others stretching back to the earliest days of the medium. He was also a comic book writer and editor. His most common nick ...more
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