Saturday, June 14, 2008

Eternals #1

Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf & Daniel Acuna

A new Eternals ongoing series launched from Marvel this past week, picking up where Neil Gaiman's Eternals mini-series left off last year. A group of "good" eternals, led by Ikaris, seek to awaken other eternals to who they are, while Druig seeks to find these "lost" eternals first to program them in his own way. The bad news is that without the help of all of the eternals, Druig included, the world may be lost to the Horde, signaled by The Dreaming Celestial to devour the earth. The eternals need to be unified some way in order to have a future.

This book focuses on the same characters at the forefront of Neil Gaiman's take on the race: Ikaris, Sersi, Thena, Druig and Makkari. Unfortunately, I wasn't a big fan of Neil Gaiman's take on the characters the first time around, and as this is just continuing that take, I'm not very thrilled with the beginning of this series. The eternals, in general, are a great concept, but this series is shaping into something pretty generic and, well, uninteresting. The art by Daniel Acuna is pretty decent, reminding me a bit of Phil Noto, but it's nothing that can save the series, if the first bland issue is any indication.

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