Eternals: Celestia #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Kei Zama Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 6, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 21
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Now that the truth of their existence is revealed, Ajak and Makkari must pick up the pieces and try to find a road forward... no matter how terrifying it will be, or how their choices will irrevocably shock the rest of the Eternals? Also: How do the Avengers of 1,000,000 BCE figure into it?


  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 13, 2021

    Eternals: Celestia is yet another brilliant piece in the Eternals saga that Gillen is crafting. Ajax and Makkari react to their circumstances very differently, and Gillen does a fantastic job with each character. Zamas art is breathtaking, bringing the script to life. This book takes the story to some interesting places, and it will be great to see how Gillen pays it all off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Oct 11, 2021

    Ajak and Makkari come face to face after having their reason for existence blowing up in their faces after learning about their actual origins. Are they able to reconcile with this shattering blow? Only the future will tell. Ajak finally gets some much needed character growth in this issue, and hopefully well see the further development down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Oct 6, 2021

    Introducing a huge spiritual struggle, Eternals: Celestial eschews the primary narrative to provide deep, rich context. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Eternals: Celestia #1 continues to expand upon the Eternals' new place in the Marvel Universe, serving as a meditation on the power of faith and how it can be used for good and ill. The ending promises more conflict between the Eternals and the Avengers, which could be one of the more interesting "heroes vs heroes" matchups in the right hands. Time will tell if this conflict comes to pass, but this is still a solid sci-fi story worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Oct 10, 2021

    I would recommend this one if you are a fan of the Eternals and hopefully more of the Avengers make an appearance in future entries. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Oct 6, 2021

    Overall, Eternals: Celestia is good additional material for Gillens run if youve been following along. His script can be a little hard to follow if youre completely new with this complicated side of the Marvel Universe, but I think it gives you all the context and information you need as it goes along. Kei Zamas art is also very impressive here and very different from what Esad Ribi is doing in the main title. While Ribi excels at grandiose, painterly imagery, Zamas style allows more for smaller-scale character work that helps sell the gamut of emotions shared between Ajak and Makkari here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Adam Barnhardt Oct 6, 2021

    Here, it's more apparent than ever those in publishing are transforming the comic characters to look and act like those on the film studio side of things. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Oct 6, 2021

    Eternals: Celestia #1 is an underwhelming entry in Kieron Gillen's Eternals run. The story needlessly gender bends both Ajak and Makkari, pairs them up on a pilgrimage despite their bitter history, and the journey itself is woefully uneventful. There are no major conclusions reached in the characters' soul-searching, and while one idea is proposed in the story, the comic doesn't really explore it in detail. The only good thing in this comic is the art provided by Kei Zama and the colors by Matthew Wilson and that's about it. Read Full Review

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