REVIEW: The Beginning at the End in ETERNALS #7
In Eternals #7 by Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribić, Matthew Wilson, and Clayton Cowles, the Eternals are settling into a new status quo… and it seems like there may be some parallels with what’s going on with the team on the big screen!
First of all, while I have minimal experience reading the Eternals, outside of one or two more recent comics, this issue was still very interesting to me.
Part of that is because Gillen’s script is so good (in case you aren’t aware, Gillen also wrote The Wicked + The Divine, so he has experience writing gods who have a history of kissing), and part of that is because Ribić’s art is so good (with plenty of interesting characters and settings), and part of that is because Wilson’s colors are so well done that it’s easy to get lost in the panels.
Plus, let’s not forget the lettering done by Cowles, which is especially interesting given the various styles of speech bubbles we see throughout.
This issue contains another instance of a two-page spread that is all text, which is a style we’ve seen in other Eternals comics by Gillen, and in the “remaking” of the X-Men line that has recently transpired.
You either like this style, or you hate it… but either way, it’s interesting to see Marvel Comics utilizing the same strategies that radically reworked the X-Men line over on the Eternals, particularly now that the Jack Kirby-created team has made their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In addition to a main cover by Ribić, there are also several variant covers… including a series of Marvel Studios 2021 Variants. The cover below, which is by Clayton Henry (which is the one I picked up this week at my local comic shop), features the team in a bunch of heroic poses!
Did you get a chance to read this issue, Marvel Blog True Believers? If so, let us know what you thought of it in the comment section!
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