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Thu, Mar. 22nd, 2007, 03:19 pm
Neil Gaiman's The Eternals

Wrote my first comic book review ever. Since I'm not used to this kind of writing (where you need to discuss narrative and the art with equal deliberation) I didn't field it out yet and instead published it on #comic-scans. The next one I wrote (on X-Factor) I fielded to Popmatters.com. So we'll see how that goes. If they don't want it, I'm pretty sure #comic-scans will be happy to keep taking my stuff.
Neil Gaiman’s The Eternals, which recently ran as a seven-part limited series, could have been anything. Although Jack Kirby’s original 1976 series had very specific tropes and storylines, no one but diehard fans would have faulted Gaiman for taking liberties with Kirby’s Eternals. That’s partially owing to Gaiman himself, who has earned a ticket to do whatever he wants. But it’s also due to the source material. The Eternals is essentially a story about giant robots and goblin-like hoards. In the hands of a graphic novel auteur like Gaiman, you would be forgiven for expecting a complete rewrite of Kirby’s ethos and mythology. Be prepared to be surprised. Gaiman is faithful to Kirby’s vision to a fault, which will either thrill you, or result in an immensely disappointing experience.
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Fri, Mar. 23rd, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)

You need to do comic reviews for UMR. Yeah? Okay.

Fri, Mar. 23rd, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)

UMR needs more readers. :) I feel like I'm preaching to an empty auditorium over there. Pump up readers, I promise comic reviews.