Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader, The Depraved + The Divine) is coming again to Marvel, and his new undertaking is a very large deal.
The Eternals are concurrently Jack Kirby’s weirdest and most simple creations, and with them coming to the large display screen in February, bringing them again to the comics makes a ton of sense. Pairing Gillen with Esad Ribic (Secret Wars, Thor: God of Thunder) exhibits Marvel is just not messing round with it.
“I stated if I used to be ever to do a guide once more at Marvel, it must be one thing I’ve by no means completed earlier than. That is precisely that. That is me teaming up with actually my favorite artist of the epic, taking a kind of lightning-storm Kirby visions and re-making it to be as new because the day it was cast,” Gillen stated in an announcement. “Whereas Esad makes entire worlds on the web page, I’m making use of all the abilities I’ve developed after I was away. It’s loads. It’s all the things. There’s sufficient scale packed in right here that I consider that while you take a look at the comedian, you’ll see the pages barely bulge. Basically “Everlasting” has to imply “by no means going out of fashion” which implies we’re aiming for ‘Instantaneous basic.’”
The Eternals are a bunch of superpowered offshoots from humanity, created by the area god Celestials as a part of the experiment that created humanity. They’re the inspiration for lots of the pantheons which have been worshipped via human historical past, with names like Zuras, Thena, Ikaris, and Sersi. They’ve been opposed via these millennia by the Deviants, deformed mutations who’ve impressed some historic monsters, and are additionally periodically snacked upon by the Celestials.