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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?
Publisher: New York : Marvel, c2007
ISBN: 9780785125419
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Kirby, Jack
Romita, John


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theorbys Jun 01, 2013

For Gaiman's writing half a star, Romita's art is very good, but well within the standard of professional comic book art. And there is a little of the magic aura of Jack Kirby's seemingly endless creative imagination. That is why I don't give the book half a star, for Romita and Kirby. But the story? It is poundingly tedious. Page after page after page of "I don't want to be a superhero", then a longish boring explanation of how it all came about, then some action, but well larded with "I don't want to be a superhero" crapola. Clichés define this book, and the characters are little better. Forgetting about Sandman and Death, there is NOTHING that stands out in this book's writing as anything but ordinary.

forbesrachel Apr 03, 2013

A tale of the beginnings of the earth and the godlike beings that continue to watch over it. The Eternals would be too perfect except for the fact that having been turned into humans they gained flaws, thus making them much more believable characters. The background is well laid out so we easily see how the three new species fit into the Marvel world. The pacing is solid, and the panelling is always smooth so you never end up wondering what just happened. The art nicely contributes to Gaiman's words. Would recommend to both readers of Gaiman's works, and those who love superhero stories.

Kong72 Jan 29, 2013

It's definitely not The Sandman, but it is very good. Neil Gaiman resurrects old Jack Kirby characters and writes a pretty cool story. The art by John Romita Jr. is great. More "comic book-y" than Sandman in that the action is more... hero-style, but Gaiman injects enough depth into the characters and story to make it a worthy read.

Davey7 Nov 09, 2009

Neil Gaiman's re-work of Jack Kirby's classic. Very well written, superior art work great story. Highly reccomended.


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