Marvel Comics Legacy Spoilers follow.
Ikaris and The Eternals Return Set For Avengers Infinity War Film, Agents Of SHIELD TV, Infinity Countdown and/or Avengers No Surrender?
Mainstream Comics Return Signaled By Marvel’s Rushed Reprint Of Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr.’s Eternals Trade Paperback (TPB) for April 11, 2018?
Marvel doesn’t reprint a decade or more old content without a tie-in to a current comics story and/or a debut we may see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or TV; perhaps even in the Avengers: Infinity War film (May 4, 2018 North American release) or time and space displaced Agents of SHIELD from TV (Season 5 returns on March 2, 2018)?
The Eternals are cosmic characters and all of the preceding comics and live-action media where they may debut / return are currently set in whole or in part in space.
Who are Ikaris and the Eternals? Well, here are three pages about them Who’s Who style from the classic Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
Here is the solicitation for the new print tpb.
ETERNALS BY NEIL GAIMAN TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art/Cover by John Romita
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 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 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!
256 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
On Sale: 4/11/2018
Diamond Code: DEC178257
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