The Eternals movie is coming to theaters at the end of 2020 and in order to prepare yourself, here are 5 comic books I think you should read.
One thing you probably know about me is that I have been reading comic books since I was 8 years old. I am a massive Marvel fan, but I admit, Eternals is one of the few Marvel comics I don’t know a lot about. Sure, I have read bits and pieces here and there, but nothing religiously.
5 Eternals Comic Books To Read
When The Eternals movie was announced I knew I had to remedy this. I purchased several Eternals comic books to catch myself up on these characters, and now I am sharing that list with you. I did some pretty extensive research and finally settled on these.
Written by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by John Romita Jr.. Written by Neil Gaiman; penciled by John Romita Jr.; cover by Rick Berry; Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. “ID” You are thousands of years old. You have amazing powers.
You have watched civilizations rise and fall– so why does no one remember any of this? Bestselling Author Neil Gaiman (Marvel: 1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) is joined by superstar artist John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine) to bring you the eagerly-awaited event of 2006-ETERNALS!! Ike Harris has dreams of adventures, love affairs and betrayals, but no one involved remembers or believes him. And who is trying to kill him to keep him from talking about it?
The Eternals Omnibus
“The Gods Are Coming Back!” Jack Kirby reveals a secret history of heroes and horrors as humanity’s cousins, the Eternals and the Deviants, vie to inherit the Earth! It’s a time of Titans, Terror and Time Travel – as only the King could conceive! Guest-starring the Incredible Hulk (or at least an unreasoning facsimile thereof)!
Collects Eternals #1-19 & Annual #1.
Eternals by Jack Kirby Vol. 1
Jack Kirby reveals a secret history of heroes and horrors as humanity’s cousins, the Eternals and the Deviants, vie to inherit the Earth! It’s a time of titans, terror and time travel as only the King could conceive.
Collects Eternals (1976) #1-11.
Eternals by Jack Kirby Vol. 2
A time of titans, terror and time travel – as only the King could conceive! Imagine a race of immortal beings possessed of seemingly limitless superhuman abilities including energy projection, strength and flight. Once worshipped as gods, this fantastic group left Earth to explore the stars after warring with the Greek, Roman and Norse pantheons for supremacy over mankind. In 1976, Jack Kirby introduced what was to be his final great Marvel Comics creation: the Eternals!
With nearly four decades of experience creating iconic characters, Kirby stretched his imagination to the limit for his last tale. Looking beyond the familiar ground of super heroes, Kirby crafted a cosmic epic that took comic-book fans on a spectacular adventure every month. Since Kirby’s groundbreaking work, the Eternals and their malevolent counterparts, the Deviants have become vital parts of the Marvel Universe.
Collects Eternals (1976) #12-19 & Annual #1.
Eternals: To Slay A God
The Gods Walk the Earth! In ancient times, the Celestials, a race of cosmic giants, came to Earth and created a race of powerful immortal beings: The Eternals! For a time, primitive man worshiped them as gods, but eventually they disappeared. Now, they have returned! One of the Celestials now towers over Golden Gate Park, standing in judgment over the Earth… but does he bring the end of the world?
Collects Eternals (2008) #1-6.
There are also some pretty amazing collections that will be available later in 2020, and I plan to check them out once I can purchase them.
- Eternals: Sersi & the Avengers – Available August 2020
- Eternals: To Defy the Apocalypse – Available August 2020
- Eternals by Neil Gaiman & John Romita Jr – Available July 2020
- Eternals by Jack Kirby: The Complete Collection – Available July 2020
About The Eternals
The Eternals is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Eternals hits theaters November 6th, 2020.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Hollywood Critics Association and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.