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Wow, Marvel really do like to take their time, especially when it comes to Kirby's later work. DC appear to have more respect for Kirby than Marvel, which is a shame. Anyway, that's my little gripe. It is great that this graphic novel of the Eternals run from the70s is finally back in print. I remember getting a few copies of the Eternals as a kid, but then we relied solely on newsagents - so nothing was guaranteed and an actual comic shop was a pipe dream! Kirby was a master and well before his time, but he built so many foundations and DC especially has re-written much of its recent history on Kirby's Fourth World Chronicles. His artwork is astounding and Kirby is one of those few visionaries who you'd love to be open up his head and look in to see what was inside and how it worked! I bet there were even more worlds in there he never got round to exploring and sharing with us all. But we are lucky enough to have The New Gods and The Eternals amongst his many creations. The Eternals appear to have their origins with the Incas, a mystical race who were supposed to be technologically ahead of their time. This harnesses that mythology and delivers superb art and a panoramic storyline. Excellent to see this in print again!
It is an extreme book, it is monster sized, it is probably the biggest book I have ever picked up or tried to pick up. It will have to stay downstairs as the ceiling will probably collapse. As to the contents, well, obviously they are much the same as the epic / complete in that the Kirby tales are included. The quality is superb throughout. It is a massive tale as well, though sadly not one ever completed. As we can't go to the gym at the moment, no need as you could do weight training with this mighty tome or just be amazed by Kirby's artwork. I wonder what the next monster sized volume will be ??
Disappointingly after doing this review, noticed a really bad dent in the book. Sadly this seems to be happening more and more with my A. deliveries and I probably won't be buying any more similar tomes because of this. It is not the sort of book I can send back, I doubt if I could lift it down to the post office to send it back. So it will remain and now with a little bit of tape so the damage doesn't get any worse, annoying when it is 70 odd quid ... it should be in mint condition. I wish A. would re-add their package comments as I have a lot of issues with it of late
Jack Kirby sempre escreveu sobre o mesmo tema, os celestiais. Seja na DC, com os Novos Deuses, seja na Marvel, com Thor, o cara adorava essas tramas cósmicas, e por isso fazia tudo tão bem. Os Eternos é sua principal criação, com toda a liberdade e criatividade para desenvolver uma saga coesa bem ao seu estilo. Os grandes painéis, a expressão dos personagens, os celestiais.... tudo funciona muito bem. Este volume reúne os 19 números e é um material que não se encontra facilmente, ou a um preço tão acessível. Vale muito a pena ter essa obra em casa.
Love the NEW GODS from DC ? It sort of bleeds into THE ETERNALS. Only thing is , it's Marvel Comics pulling the strings. A lot of history in comic books go back to JACK KING KIRBY. Other's before him set things up. Jack injected cosmic KIrby into his stories. Making them stand out like no other book on the racks in the 40's 50's 60's and 70's and 80's Truly a story teller in pictures and words. Buy a Jack Kirby book when you get a chance. Make's a great gift. You will sleep better at night :p
This truly massive book is an awesome sight to behold, and would be a great value at twice the price. The only downside is trying to find a place to put it. Too large for any standard bookshelf, yet this beauty demands to be displayed! As far as the comics themselves, it's seventies Kirby. Don't ask, just buy it!