Neil Gaiman & John Romita Jr.: The Eternals

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Eternals is an old Marvel comic about immortal beings called Eternals, who protect the mankind from another race, Deviants. Both of these were created by a group called Celestials. Original Eternals was the work of Jack Kirby; this new take has been written by Neil Gaiman.

In this story, the Eternals have forgotten who they are. The memories start to reappear, as surprising events threaten the whole of humanity and Eternals must rise to protect people from this cosmic danger. Let's just say the plot is confusing, bizarre and in the end, not very interesting.

So, this didn't quite catch my fancy. I've never been a fan of superhero comics, and Gaiman's touch isn't enough (and I'm not a huge fan of his comics, either). John Romita Jr.'s art is wonderful, especially the pictures spanning whole pages or spreads. I ended up flicking through the book pretty swiftly; it was nice for a quick bit of entertainment, but not much more. (Review based on the Finnish translation.) [ Eternals at ]Eternals at LibraryThing ]

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