Eternals #1
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Eternals #1

Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 21, 2006 Critic Reviews: 6
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You are thousands of years old. You have amazing powers. You have watched civilizations rise and fall-- so why does no one remember any of this? Bestselling Author Neil Gaiman (Marvel: 1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) is joined by superstar artist John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine) to bring you the eagerly-awaited event of 2006-ETERNALS!! Ike Harris has dreams of adventures, love affairs and betrayals, but no one involved remembers or believes him. And who is trying to kill him to keep him from talking about it?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Emmett Jun 18, 2006

    All in all, this is a book and a series that looks to be well worth your time and money. Gaiman is the king of magical realism though all types of stories, and it shines here. While not perfect, it does set up what seems to be an amazing story that fans new and old will enjoy. This book is designed for the people who have never heard of an Eternal to be sucked right into their world, and with this tale, with this writer, how can we not be? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jun 18, 2006

    Other than that, this is a great comic! It doesnt ignore Jack Kirbys work, but its not buried in it either. (It does ignore Chuck Austens Eternals mini-series, in case you haters were worried about that!) Gaiman brings back some of the mystery and awe of the Celestials and their giant stone-based technology. He also asks some basic questions about the whole premise behind the Eternals that promise to expand and deepen the species. And there are nice sub-plots brewing with Thenas research and Sersis life. And this could be the best artwork in John Romita Jr.s career! They are off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jun 18, 2006

    Its just so wonderfully refreshing to see some of the big Marvel Universe concepts return as its this crazy mix of space-opera, lunatic mythology and cosmic melodrama that got me into Marvel comics in the first place. Add to that an intriguing plot and amazing visuals, and the result is one of the most entertaining and exciting Marvel titles Ive had the pleasure to read in a long while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jun 18, 2006

    Theres a lot to like in this book, and Gaiman sets up a lot of subplots which will be ripe for exploration later in the series without selling the main thrust of the story short (I particularly liked the reality TV segment). If youre a fan of either the writer or the artists previous work then youll definitely enjoy this first issue; other more tentative readers may find it less instantly appealing, but should still give it a try if they find the sound of the concept at all interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Jun 18, 2006

    As it stands, Eternals is still only six issues long, as there has yet to be an announcement like that which was issued when 1602 #1 came out to stretch the story thin over eight issues instead of six. However, whether or not there will be any meat to Eternals still remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jun 18, 2006

    But Ike Harris and Mark Curry are dull, and the disguised Deviants chasing them are standard-issue heavies. Theres going to need to be something fresh here, because this first issue reads like a script for a new TV show, with all the formulaic parts in place, but with no real spark to make it distinctive. Read Full Review

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