Eternals: Forever #1

Writer: Ralph Macchio Artist: Ramon Bachs Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
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The Deviants have captured Ikaris! Now under their control, Ikaris has been brainwashed into assassinating Ajak! It's up to Gilgamesh and Sprite to stop him and prevent all-out war between the Eternals and the Deviants!


  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Oct 13, 2021

    Eternals Forever is a basic introduction to this particular corner of Marvel, shamelessly laid out in an MCU-synergizing, newbie-friendly way. The stilted writing and simplistic story put a hard cap on the overall quality of the book, but it has its charms. It does summon up a bit of the mythic weirdness with which Jack Kirby launched the Eternals, particularly in its visuals. This won't be a must-read for everyone, but it may tickle some fancies among the more retro-oriented audience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Oct 18, 2021

    Despite good artwork and colors, the script of "Eternals Forever" is just too slow and overwrought to be interesting as a story, almost better served as a reference book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Spencer Perry Oct 13, 2021

    In a one-shot that seems designed exclusively to catch up readers on who the heck these characters are before a new movie, writer Ralph Macchio, penciler Ramon F. Bachs, and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg attempt to channel much of Jack Kirby's initial run on the characters, albeit lacking in the dynamism and boldness that made his work so memorable. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Oct 13, 2021

    Ramn F. Bachs at least makes the most of what hes given, with clean art accented with Rachelle Rosenbergs bright colors. The two are especially good together in key flashback scenes, which are rendered to look straight out of the Bronze age, with simple linework and flat colors that you could very easily mistake as actually being lifted straight out of old comicbooks. Its a neat trick I mightve even liked to see a little more of throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Oct 16, 2021

    Eternals Forever #1 is continuously bogged down by awkward dialog that tries to force backstory into every interaction, ultimately making the characters and story, unlikeable. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Jan 1, 1970

    I don't know why this comic is called Eternals Forever other than to sell itself as a starting place for new readers to the Eternals lore. Don't fall into the trap though, it's not worth it. Eternals Forever #1is a boring comic to read and to look at and while it likely sets up some future plot its role as a refresher on the lore of the Eternals is just far too long and interestingly presented. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 3, 2022

    The Deviants run a feeble Manchurian Candidate plot to get Ikaris to reveal the location of Eternals' city. The Eternals repel them, of course. The art is basically OK; the script is a tragedy. The "plot" is transparently a mechanism for expositing -- at tedious length -- on an Eternals status quo that doesn't actually exist in any other continuity.

    I feel bad beating too hard on the predictable mediocrity of these Ralph Macchio one-shots. What if these assignments are his Marvel pension plan? But OTOH, the possibility that a newcomer reads this and gets the mistaken impression that this is about average for modern comics makes me sad.

  • 3.0
    Jeroen DarkSkywise Oct 16, 2021

    I kept waiting for something interesting or essential to happen. Nope, not here, not here either, oops, it's the end already. One of the worst comics I've read in a long time... and the art was nothing to write home about either.

  • 2.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 18, 2021

    I really don't know why Marvel does these synergy one-shots for their movies. Who is going to go to the comic book shop after seeing Eternals, and pick up this comic? No one. If they even enter a comic book shop, which is a big if, the comic shop owner is giving them Neil Gaiman's run or the current run's first trade. Not this. And let's say the potential customer does grab this and the shop owner sells it to them. They will read this and never pick up another comic again. It's dated and it's boring.

  • 7.0
    Radar Oct 15, 2021

  • 4.0
    Swanktub Oct 16, 2021

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