Of all Jack Kirby’s creations, the Eternals sure are one of them. The King of Comics, and co-creator of a nearly incalculable majority of the Marvel Universe as we know it, Kirby attempted to put a light spin on his New Gods with the late 70’s creation of Marvel’s Eternals.
For my money, it largely doesn’t work, but Kirby was perhaps incapable of lending his boundless creative vision to anything truly uninteresting. There are compelling designs and mythology throughout his original twenty issue Eternals saga, and various creators have attempted to mine those treasures throughout Marvel history.
Kirby’s Eternals, Deviants, and Celestials have gone on to notable future appearances, including the realization of Thanos as a Deviant of Titan.
Below you’ll find a complete chronological guide to Eternals comics.
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The Eternals Reading Order
Collects: Eternals #1-19 & Annual #1
Collects: Eternals (1976) #1-11
Collects: Eternals (1976) #12-19 & Annual #1
Issues: #23 to #30
During this timeframe, Marvel’s “What If?” line ran “Untold tales of the Marvel Universe” in the back of the comic, and writer Mark Gruenwald expands the Eternals mythology from issue twenty-three to thirty.
Collects: Thor #283-291 & Thor Annual #7
Collects: Thor (1966) #292-301
Collects: Iron Man Annual #6
Collects: Eternals #1 To #12
By Peter B. Gillis and Sal Buscema.
Collects: Avengers #246 To #248
Enter the Eternals!
Collects: Fantastic Four #330
Eternals on Avengers!
Collects: West Coast Avengers (1985) 42-46; Avengers West Coast 47-62, Annual 4; Avengers (1963) 305-318, Annual 18
Collects: Avengers (1963) 334-344, Annual 20; Avengers: Deathtrap – The Vault; Material From Incredible Hulk Annual 17, Namor The Sub-Mariner Annual 1, Iron Man Annual 12, Avengers West Coast Annual 6
Collects: Avengers (1963) 345-347, Avengers West Coast 80-82, Quasar 32-36, Wonder Man (1991) 7-9, Iron Man (1968) 278-279, Thor (1966) 445-446, Material From Captain America (1968) 398-400
Sersi (no, not that Cersi) is a regular Avenger from about Avengers #314 to Avengers #375. In addition to representing the Eternals, Sersi is well known for crushing a bomber jacket. As you’d expect, this is a more Avengers-centric read than anything specific to Eternals, but it’s one of the highest profile regular crossovers their lineup has had in Marvel history.
Collects: Eternals: The Herod Factor #1
Collects: The New Eternals #1
Collects: The Eternal #1 To #6
Marvel Knights series written by Chuck Austen.
Collects: Eternals #1 To #6
Collects: Eternals #1 To #6
Collects: Eternals Annual #1, Eternals #7-9
It’s definitely worth noting that “Manifest Destiny” is loosely connected to an X-Men crossover. The Eternals and X-Men inhabit the same Celestial occupied San Fran, and the good old dreaming Celestial will continue to play a role in X-Men comics (most notably in Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen).
Eternals: Fresh Start
Collects: Avengers #1 to #6
The Celestials are coming for Earth, so the Avengers turn to the Eternals for the answers. They find something… else.