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Eternals
     

Eternals

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by Neil Gaiman, John Romita Jr. (Artist), Jack Kirby (Created by)
 

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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 present a tale that will change the Eternals and the Marvel Universe

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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 present a tale that will change the Eternals and the Marvel Universe forever!

Collects Eternals #1-7.

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT - George Galuschak
The Eternals were created by Jack Kirby in 1976. A short recap, in case you've forgotten: the Eternals are immortal beings forged from the genetic stuff of proto-humans by the Celestials, glittery godlike giants from outer space. The Celestials also made the Deviants, a race of genetic monstrosities. Soon Eternal and Deviant are at war; one hundred Eternals vs. one million Deviants. Since the Eternals are immortal and have god-like powers, it isn't as much of a mismatch as you'd think. Eventually the Celestials return to Earth and solve the Deviant overpopulation problem by eating most of them. They return to outer space; the Eternals remain. Fast-forward a half-million years: the Eternals have lost their memories. Most believe that they are transients (the Eternal word for humans) and are happily following various career paths—medical internist, party planner, wino, dictator of Vorozheika (a former Soviet republic). Enter Ike Harris, a.k.a. Ikaris, an Eternal whose memories are returning. Before he can alert his fellow Eternals, Ikaris is abducted by a pair of Deviants who utilize all of their race's vaunted craftiness trying to kill him. The Deviants worship the Dreaming Celestial, who sleeps beneath San Francisco; if they have their way, he will sleep no more. The Eternals is written by Neil Gaiman, author of the legendary Sandman series; the art is by John Romita Jr., a veteran of the superhero comic industry. The setting is the current-day Marvel Universe. Although the plot gets a bit confusing towards the end, this is still vintage Neil Gaiman and is thus recommended. The price tag is hefty; you may want to wait for the trade paperback. The Eternalscontains comic book violence and is recommended for graphic novel collections where superhero titles are popular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785121770
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
07/02/2008
Series:
Eternals Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now calls the United States home. He is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels—including Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods and Coraline—as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals as well as the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com

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Eternals 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Eternals is a well-written story about god-like beings who have recently remembered that they are gods. It's a good read and woth the money, especially if you are a fan of Neil Gaimon. A welcome break from from capes and spandex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great recreation of old identities. Neil Gaimen does it yet again
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