Seems like there are too many large story arcs for me to keep track of.Â Following this week’s final Secret Invasion, the Marvel universe goes into Dark Noir, while X=Men head to Manifest Destinty.Â Eternals #7 kicks off a three part X-Men: Manifest Destiny tie-in story when it arrives January 7, 2009.Â The issue is written by Charles and Daniel Knauf with art by Erick Nguyen. â€œThe Knaufs have really gotten this book firing on all cylinders,â€ raves Paul Brian McCoy of Eternals. â€œCharacterizations are consistent, the dialogue is believable, when there are jokes, they are funny, and there are
It’s a knock down drag out fight between the Young Gods and the Eternals, in the pages of the Eternals Annual #1.Â I doubt this is going to be a whole Death of the Young Gods saga, but the sneak peek Marvel sent to Major Spoilers sure make it look like someone will live, someone will die, and the universe will never be the same…AGAIN!
Or – “I Think We Can Be Certain It’s Not Really Final…” I started to try and write a big clever open, but y’know what?Â RACCOON WITH A HEAVY MACHINE GUN!!!!! How am I s’pose to top that?
Or – “The Song Remains The Same…” Every limited series boils down to one of three premises. The establishment or re-emphasizing of important characters or bits of information that may be necessary for upcoming events (see the Annihilation minis or the Infinite Crisis buildup books, or even Uncle Sam & The Freedom Fighters). The second premise is to put and/or keep a character in the spotlight (most of Marvels’ original minis, the Ghost Rider: Hammer Lane mini, and the current White Tiger book all fit this criteria). The Eternals is an example of the third type of series, the revitalization/reworking
Or – “Time Is An Illusion. Lunchtime, Doubly So.” In my other job, I have been fielding a lot of questions about why the series was solicited as 6 issues, but the story hasn’t ended here. Indeed, until this issue, each month’s Eternals bore the legend “(issue #) of 6.” Simple answer: Neil Gaiman asked for more pages to finish out his story, and, with millions upon millions of Sandman trades in circulation, you don’t say no to Neil Gaiman. He’s the nicest 500 pound gorilla in comics. When I covered issue four of this series, sometime back in the
Marvel Comics has sent us the cover and variant cover to Eternals #6. The double-sized issue of Eternals is written by Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. with the cover work done by Rick Berry and John Romita Jr. Take the jump to see the covers and find out what his happening in the issue.
Or “How Can You Be Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All?” Neil Gaiman is one of those writers who make people like me flap their arms in a complete brain-melting furor, finally and completely aware of what it is to know you’re never going to be the best writer around, and furthermore, you’re probably not only not in the ballpark, you’re stuck in the parking lot of the wrong team, wearing a tinfoil helmet, a home-made uniform, and wielding a football bat. If Neil Gaiman, as a writer, is the equivalent of Prometheus bringing fire from