During the 1970s, comics legend Jack "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 defi nitely 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 awakening 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 thought 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!
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now calls the United States home. He is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels—including Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods and Coraline—as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals as well as the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards.See our definitive ranking of Neil Gaiman's best fiction books on the B&N Reads blog.
Date of Birth:November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:Portchester, England
Education:Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not Gaiman's best, but he is doing here what he's best known for, taking mythology and showing it to us as though it were the first time. In this case, it is comic book mythology, and out of all the people who have taken on Jack Kirby's creations and made them breathe again, I have few fears for Gaiman.It is not his best because the plot is a bit convoluted in Eternals. To be honest, it's not that interesting. The interesting part is how each of the Eternals learn of the truth, that they are really immortal beings tricked into mortality, and how each one reacts. That alone makes this worth the read. The art is good, and the plot good enough to keep the ball rolling.