THE PLOT THUS FAR
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? Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (Marvel: 1602) is joined by superstar artist John Romita. Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man) to bring you Eternals: the extraordinary tale of Ike Harris, a man who has dreams of adventures, love affairs and betrayals. But no one involved remembers or believes him. And to make matters worse, someone is trying to kill him to keep him from talking about it!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Eternals” is a motion comic version of Neil Gaiman’s attempt at bringing the classic Jack Kirby creations into the modern era. It’s a typical tale of powerful types discovering themselves lost in the details of modern life. Makkari becomes Mark Curry and then has to fight to remember his life. Same with Ike Harris remembering that he is the Eternal hero Ikaris. It helps if you were a fan of the original Jack Kirby series or their use in the Avengers. However, it’s not that dense.
While the idea of a motion comic might be troubling for newbies, John Romita Jr’s line work is amazing here. Few motion comics have popped for me in the way that JRJR’s artwork has been able to come alive. I wish they would do this with some of his classic Marvel work. Honestly, I hope that this DVD gets new fans to check out the books and see more of what’s been done with the characters. While the Eternals weren’t Marvel featured players, they have an important role to play in the mythos.
The DVD comes with a featurette as the sole special feature. The A/V Quality is pretty typical for a motion comic. The standard definition transfer is supportive enough. But, the Dolby track kicks in enough to be immersive. In the end, it’s worth a purchase to Gaiman fans.
RELEASE DATE: 09/16/2014