Collects Eternals (2006) #1-7.
*More than thirty-five years ago, comics legend Jack "The King" Kirby returned to the House of Ideas with perhaps his biggest idea of all: the universe of the Eternals! Their creation was the result of Kirby's ceaseless curiosity about the origin of man and his mythologies--but like many of the King's concepts, it was definitely ahead of its time.
Flash forward to 2006: Superstar creators Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. have boldly taken on these concepts with a loving hand, in the process telling a fresh and crackling fun yarn full of mystery, suspense and majestic power--all with an eye on helping establish Kirby's creations as a vital part of the Marvel Universe once and for all.
Against the backdrop of Marvel's Civil War, the Eternals are being awoken one by one from a strange, waking dream, at once coming to terms with the fact that they are far more than the normal people they have though themselves to be. They find there is little time to commiserate about such things, however, as they are thrust into a life and death struggle that spans both time and space!
The Eternals: a race of mythic figures with powers beyond human imagining. A collection of ageless wonders, capable of feats of mind-bending proportions.
•Mark Curry: a city emergency room doctor?
•Sersi: a scatterbrained party organizer?
•Sprite: a precocious TV star for the teenybopper set?
•Zuras: a gin-soaked Bowery bum?
Are these really the Eternals? And who is the mysterious man name Ike Harris, intruding into their lives and attempting to convince them they are indeed something more than the normal people they know themselves to be? The Eternals may be a super-human offshoot of the human race, but for now they must work through some remarkably human issues. Can they reclaim their true selves before being swallowed whole by the coming of the Celestials, the villainy of Druig and treachery from within?
Eternals features one of Marvel's most interesting but overlooked properties, and finds writer Neil Gaiman's ability to direct the movements of a varied ensemble cast put to the test with the large retinue of characters created by Jack "The King" Kirby more than 35 years ago. Gaiman is equal to that task--and when combined with his richly drawn and accessible characterizations, his innate sense of the mystic and supernatural, and his capacity to shift seamlessly from mood to storytelling mood, the result is a weighty epic grounded in the charm that was the best of the classic Marvel Comics.
Throw in the vibrancy of John Romita Jr.'s art, visible in both the crackling energy of his dnamic layouts and his inimitable figure work, and the result is a timeless epic that will resonate for years to come. *Source: Dust Jacket