Eternal Warrior #6

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Robert Gill Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Long live the Eternal Emperor! The first glimpse into the Valiant Universe in the year 4001 continues here! The Eternal Emperor rules over a blighted landscape, the last hope of a desperate band of survivors. When an enigmatic force appears and threatens to destroy the last remnants of his people, he faces a horrific choice: travel an irradiated landscape in search to kidnap an innocent, or see his people destroyed. Welcome to the Valiant Universe of 4001.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Feb 11, 2014

    There was a part of me that was apprehensive when the Eternal Warrior title was going to jump forward into the distant future but now two issues in has sold me on the concept. Pak is able to show Gilad in a new light in 4001 and revels the layers that make up the heart of the character. The Eternal Warrior is a great read and Pak has made him a more richly deep character while maintaining his warrior aggression. The future landscape feels very much like the early years in Gilad's life and for longtime readers an easy transition into the year 4001. This is a great time to pick up this title and a great addition to the Valiant line. Great heart, great emotion and great action! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Feb 12, 2014

    Remember PLANET HULK, that little story Greg Pak wrote over at Marvel? Well, this new arc in ETERNAL WARRIOR sure is reminding me of it. Pak's taking a hero we know and love and dropping them right into a whole new environment. Issue after issue, the writer is fleshing out this unfamiliar world, making it both unique and interesting. To top it off, he's also doing a remarkable job building our emotional connection to Gilad and Caroline. What's the point of all this action and death if you just don't care about the characters involved, right? This is a book that doesn't suffer from that issue in the least. I wouldn't be surprised if this storyline has the potential to get the waterworks going as we move forward... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Feb 11, 2014

    But Eternal Warrior #6 isn't all goo-goo eyes and pink cheeks. There's hoes to the head and swords to the chest. There's even battles with giant robots (and I love me some giant robot fights)! This is a story with a feel of progress. You get a sense that this is a story that is headed somewhere, with large intent and big ideas. It's great to see the full creative team understanding the heart of this book and everyone working together to pull it off. If you want to see what comics can look like when everyone is on the same page (both literally and figuratively), check out Eternal Warrior #6. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Feb 13, 2014

    The thing that is working so well about this arc is that it has given us a reason to invest in Gilad's violence, in a way that I think " to a degree " establishing his family in the first arc was meant to do, but just works far better when it has Caroline's innocence rather than Xaran's ostentatious intensity. I believe I said it last month, but this arc? This is the Eternal Warrior book I want to read, and no Valiant book has me more eager to read it each month than it right now. Well done to the team, and here's hoping it keeps rolling as the arc continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 12, 2014

    Robert Gill does some amazing stuff in this issue. He draws excellent looking characters and you get a sense of the world through them. The boss of the newly discovered city instantly clues you into the kind of the place our heroes are walking into. Sometimes the background are a little sparse, and the action is a bit jumbled this time around, but this issue is on target a majority of the time. Eternal Warrior looks awesome and has a gut-punch of a story that'll leave you begging for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 12, 2014

    Eternal Warrior has not ceased to slow down the momentum and it has been for the best. You get action, there are real consequences for actions, and you can see the bleak atmosphere that hangs over everyone's heads once you find out how things got so bad and how they will get worse. From Eternal Warrior to Eternal Emperor there is never a dull moment when you are waiting for Gilad to jump into the next fight or those subtle moments where you dig into those years of wisdom that influence his actions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Feb 11, 2014

    Having a demi god as the main character of any story can be worrying. Its hard to create any sort of drama or tension if the main character can shake off a nuclear blast. The team creative team have done well to explore the morality and consequences of his actions. Having his seemingly immortal Granddaughter along for the ride certainly helps. It looks like there are some hard decisions ahead for the pair. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 15, 2014

    What's a little bit more disappointing is the colorization of Guy Major, who brings a certain lack of diversity that hurts the book a bit in the visual department. While his shading is subtle and particularly efficient, there is an over-emphasis on brown, grey, beige and a few types of warmer colors that doesn't bring out the best in terms of clear contrasts. While there are some elements like the radioactive reactor and the robots that bring out some more colors to the dullness of Big Town, their presence aren't particularly striking enough to provide that much of a difference. Guy Major is decent here and shows his talent, yet the palette simply doesn't let him impress the readers that much. While not as impressive as the previous issue, this one does keep the readers interest thanks to some good characterization, some great action and enough material to provide more interest in the developing world of Valiant in 4001 AD. Good, though not great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Feb 12, 2014

    Still, the overall visual aesthetic of the book maintains well that rusted and disjointed, yet tightly-knit tone that the series has enjoyed here in the middle of its first 10 issue streak, allowing the greatly blossoming story to go down nice and smooth. Just how I like it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Feb 11, 2014

    The bottom line is that this issue may be a little too simple, but it gets thing moving nicely and sets more than a few events in motion for the series. The tale also features some consequence in a plot that twists and turns. Character dynamics are also nicely set into place, there is a driving plot that should also have fans invested in the coming issues. While this is not the best issues of the series, there are a couple of really fascinating character choices that could cause this comic to bloom into something special. There is mass potential here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Feb 14, 2014

    Artists Robert Gill and Guy Major illustrate an excellent chapter for this series"every page is dynamic and even gritty. Pak has set up Eternal Warrior to make its mark within the Valiant Universe, so be sure to stick along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Buccieri Feb 13, 2014

    I still enjoyed this issue for the action and the story, but I'm still not excited about leaving the original story arc hanging for two issues without even acknowledging it. The art is underwhelming, but not poor. The long term solution for this book's art has not yet been found, and finding that person will be critical toEternal Warrior‘s long-term success. Pak is weaving a good story, but he should finish the one he started in the first arc before finishing this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Feb 10, 2014

    This new arc of Eternal Warrior is looking great so far, a captivating jump on point is followed up by some great plot and character development in Eternal Warrior #6. This Eternal Emperor is still kickin'. Read Full Review

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