Sharpie Marker study of a comic book panel from The Eternals by Jack Kirby (Marvel, 1976.) I don’t recall exactly which issue, since this page is lacquered onto my table top. Here is our digital restoration of the original splash panel (two page spread) from a scan. So much Kirby Krackle!
Tip for the day: “If you destroy a space god, his companions will shatter this planet and all who live upon it! Humanity will perish!”
Of course, the evil Druig won’t listen to this advice, and it’s up to our hero to prevent a cosmic holocaust by journeying to… The Pyramid.
Here is the last issue of Jack Kirby‘s saga of alien beings and human evolution, and it goes out with a bang. Unfortunately, it left so much untold about the Celestials, and what they would decide about humanity’s future. After a massive build up of potential, The Eternals just kind of… stopped. We can only imagine what else King Kirby had in store for us!
This seven-page sequence from The Eternals #12 remains one of the transcendent highlights of Jack Kirby‘s cosmic series. All the Eternals – and a few of their human buddies – fly through the sky to join as one super-intelligent entity called… The Uni-Mind!
1976 would have been much more awesome if giant Celestial beings really did pay us a vist to determine the future of our evolution. Maybe they will some day! While you await your ultra-cosmic destiny, dig these splash pages from the inspired pen of Jack Kirby.