Eternals (2021-) #2 by Kieron Gillen

Eternals (2021-) #2Eternals (2021-) #2 by Kieron Gillen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So, this is a mystery, but the mystery is not who killed Zuras, that was almost certainly Thanos, but who let Thanos in? And once you realise this, the whole thing kind of clicks into place.

The dialogue feels…strange…but that’s clearly by design, signifying that the Eternals are “other,” set apart from humanity. The world, as they know it, is a machine, and the machine is broken. The most pressing concern for the Eternals is that this means that they’re cut off from resurrection, but for the rest of the world this means…well…complete ecological collapse. Which is not ideal. But who broke the machine? And why?

Ribic’s faces are still odd, but other than that the art is gorgeous, and I’m starting to get used to their strange expressions.

It’s good to have Sprite referred to as “she” in this, confirming that they have, indeed, chosen to change their gender. I wonder if this will be addressed more fully in future? Part of me rather hopes it isn’t.

I’m enjoying this strange mix of myth, legend and super heroics. It feels new and fresh and I hope that it’s given the time to fully explore its potential.

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