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Monday, 28 April 2014
'ETERNALLY YOURS, JACK KIRBY' - COVER GALLERY PART ONE...
JACK KIRBY was back - and The ETERNALS were with him! Unfortunately, the comics buying public weren't - at least in any great numbers, as the mag folded after 19 issues and one Annual. Similar to the theories of ERICH VON DANIKEN, the premise also echoed elements of DC COMICS' earlier NEW GODS, in that two races (The Eternals and The DEVIANTS) were at war with one another - with human beings caught in the middle.
It wasn't JK's worst moment, but neither was it his best. At the time, readers could be forgiven for thinking events took place in a separate universe to MARVEL's, apart from a grudging nod in its direction by the use of generic S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and a 'cosmic-powered' HULK android. Jack seemed to be doing his best to keep the MU at bay, and it was left to other hands to fully incorporate his concepts into the rest of the line once he'd left 'The House of Ideas' for the second and final time in his career.
Anyway, Jack Kirby's always worth a look, so let's start the ball rolling with the first ten covers of his longest-lasting 1970s (new) mag for the place he'd helped build, but seemingly no longer had room to accommodate either him or his unique talents.
Don't miss Part Two!
Posted by Kid at Monday, April 28, 2014