Eternity Girl #1

Writer: Magdalene Visaggio Artist: Sonny Liew Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 24
8.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But now, with those days behind her and her powers proving unreliable, Caroline finds herself stuck in a life weighed down by her depression and an inability to change. You see, Caroline is going to live forever, and there is no escape to be had. The very act of living reminds her that, to the rest of existence, she is an anomaly. All of that could change, however, when her old foe, Madame Atom, comes to her with an intriguing offer. Madame Atom can give Caroline the power to end her life; she just has to destroy the rest of the world.
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  • 10
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Mar 14, 2018

    Eternity Girl #1 is another stunning and unconventional first issue for DC's acclaimed Young Animal imprint. Written by Magdalene Visaggio, with art by Sonny Liew, the debut issue of this six-part series is a gorgeous, melancholy, weird but ultimately affecting story that works a bunch of levels and may be one of the most timely books out there. I loved the unique quality of Eternity Girl #1, the way the text and subtext are perfectly balanced to deliver a hugely affecting issue with a sympathetic and relatable character at it heart, going through a journey that needs to be talked about more, and talked about this well. Eternity Girl #1 may not be everyone's cup of tea, but this kind of personal, bold and unique work is exactly what mainstream comics needs to be doing today. A true work of art. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Russ Burlingame Mar 14, 2018

    What is arguably the most fascinating thing about Eternity Girl is the way it manages to tackle all of this darkness, complete with some trippy, spooky, and gruesome imagery, without ever devolving into violence porn or dour hopelessness. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Mar 6, 2018

    This character, this narrative, this creative team " all deserve a blank check for publication. Caroline Sharp is a unique, and yet deeply recognizable, protagonist, and Visaggio and Liew are delivering on a book that I could read over and over and still find new ideas that speak to the heart of my condition and existence. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 14, 2018

    As with all Young Animal titles, Eternity Girl approaches things differently and attempts to tell a different kind of story in order to reveal something about our shared existence through a unique lens. There's a lot of room to expand the scope of the story telling with Caroline's powers and way of experiencing the world. The potential for this book is limitless. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Travis Vertuca Mar 13, 2018

    A genre-bending story with existentialism to spare, Eternity Girl is a must-read for fans of emotionally aware science fiction. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Mar 14, 2018

    I did pick up on something after reading through this issue again, Madame Atom seems to be in Caroline's head from the very beginning. That's a pretty eerie thing to think about. Eternity Girl has a story with so much depth, and has laid out so much amazing story line in the first issue already. Did I mention I read Eternity Girl #1 multiple times already? Yeah, that's because I liked it that much and wanted to experience it again. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Madeleine Sisco Mar 13, 2018

    Eternity Girl #1 is a thoughtful comic, approaching its heavy subject matter well, and has a unique visual style that might not wow you, but blends effortlessly with the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Omair Khan Mar 15, 2018

    This series is honestly worth the look. It makes me want to look into the crossover event that brought about this title, as well as the others involved. If you're a fan of great storytelling and excellent visuals to boot, check out this series and don't look back. This is the kind of thing I would expect from Eisner- and GLAAD-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio and Eisner award-winning artist Sonny Liew. All I have left to say is that I cannot wait for the next issue and also hope for much more down the road. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 14, 2018

    As a book, Eternity Girl #1 is nestled in anice nichebetween artsy indieand superhero comic, butleaning more towards to the artsy side thanks to the fragmented nature of Magdalene Visaggio's plot and Sonny Liew's art plus scattershot, intergalactic colors from Chris Chuckrytowards the end. However, Visaggio, Liew, and Chuckry use this niche to honestly probe and explore the feelings that come with depression and create opportunities for connection and empathy in regards to mental health through this engaging comic book. Because sometimes you don't fear death, you long for it… Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Mar 14, 2018

    This book not only has a great plot, intriguing characters, and gorgeous art, but it also helps to fight the horrid stigma surrounding mental health. By making it the focus of the story, the ETERNITY GIRL team is assisting us all in breaking down walls and opening up conversations about this important topic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 14, 2018

    The Young Animal line continues to deliver comics unlike anything else at DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 8, 2018

    Eternity Girl’s frank emotion and dreamlike structure won’t be for everyone, but that doesn’t lessen its power or artistry. Backed by an imprint that thrives on risky, but necessary storytelling and armed with a creative team with genuine heart, skill, and drive, Eternity Girl #1 feels like exactly the kind of comic that this forward-thinking imprint should be doing. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    On Comics Ground - Christina Williams Mar 22, 2018

    Eternity Girl, aka Caroline Sharp is feeling stuck. No matter what she does, nothing about her can change. She can't even hold her human form for very long anymore. Caroline is offered an out to this problem, but will she truly take it? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 14, 2018

    Eternity Girl #1 is a dense story. It's a beautifully realized story, but one that requires precise reading and a willingness to be led along the narrative arc. The exposition occurs in intermittent bursts, and it's a dark tale in more ways than one. It very much exists in conversation with the other Young Animal titles, so if you've enjoyed any of them, you'll be at home. Individual panels and pages left me absolutely floored but when I was finished reading, I was left wanting. Perhaps given the context, that is an appropriate reaction. We'll see what happens in #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard May 23, 2018

    Eternity Girl is a book that delves very heavily into the human psyche and an incredibly powerful individual dealing with severe depression and an existential crisis. This isnt a book that you can plow right through, you need to take your time with it. The topics discussed in this issue, and more than likely this series, need to be discussed in the open without shame or embarrassment, and hopefully this series can do that while telling the tale of this tragic, yet exciting new character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Mar 15, 2018

    Overall, this could be an amazing series. It has many important pieces working well together even if it isn't quite perfect as a whole. There is a little bit of back up information about Young Animal's second phase and a lot of background on Eternity Girl herself including a "Who's Who." While it would be better if they included that information at the beginning of the book, it still makes this accessible for any readers who missed the "Milk Wars" event. More than anything, this issue explores the real life struggle many go through and the creative team is willing to jump into these topics head first. Literally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Mar 15, 2018

    A trippy, dark vision that explores PTSD in a twisted way as well as how some people cannot handle power. It is worth a peek. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Mar 15, 2018

    Surely a strong series out of the gate, "Eternity Girl" presents characters readers can quickly care for, in situations that introduce complex questions on the nature of super-heroism and its impact on ordinary people. And while some script choices could be further ironed-out, it certainly makes for a series well-worth revisiting in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 28, 2018

    Eternity Girl is an interesting first full outing for this character. While the comic book metanarrative about comic books is becoming pass, this Visaggio seems to have something new to say with this one. Plus, the character study is absorbing, and the art supports the themes well. This one is recommended. Check it out when its released on March 14th. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 14, 2018

    This comic is about a woman facing her own obsolescence late in life. To make matters more complicated, she's also omnipotent. Is anyone looking to hire a goddess for their burgeoning society? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Mar 21, 2018

    Not a bad comic book issue, though I do find it morbid at times. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 19, 2018

    Some interesting throwback art and a nice juxtaposition of the super and the boring, with the caveat that it contains depictions of self-harm, albeit by an immortal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Mar 14, 2018

    I genuinely enjoyed reading Eternity Girl. It's a title I know I'll continue to pick up and watch develop. Read Full Review

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