Friday, November 17, 2017

QBP #110 - Eternals 9

Quarter-Bin Podcast #110

The Eternals 9, Marvel Comics, cover-dated March 1977.

"The Killing Machine!" written and penciled by Jack Kirby, and inked by Mike Royer.

In celebration of The King's centennial year, we are looking at a Jack Kirby work from his return stint at Marvel. How epic the story? How grand is the art? And how necessary is a comic book editor anyway?

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Next Episode: Batman & the Outsiders 32, DC Comics, cover-dated April 1986.

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  1. Another splendid episode. I'm afraid I've never been able to read an issue of the Eternals... Ikarus looks such a pillock with his girlie hair. The art, otherwise, does look amazing, but so far as I could see, Eternals looked like just another take on the New Gods but without a compelling villain. Read more, so I don't have to.

    What was the music? I'm ignorant, but it did sound a tad Debussy.

    1. It certainly was an "art first" situation for me, which is unusual. I do confess that I am intrigued by the world-building, but yes, there certainly was a familiar feel to the book.

      In terms of the music, I have been expanding beyond the Wagner every now and then, but not for this episode. It was Wagner's "Seigfried & the Rhine Maidens."

  2. Thanks! I’m brilliant on musicals, rubbish at the rest.

  3. As you noted, I really like the Eternals. Kirby could definitely have used an editor or scriptor for much of his 70s work, but I think it is a definite improvement on his Fourth World scripting. Not perfect certainly. But the art he did on the Celestials was glorious and the mythology he created of secret offshoots of humanity was fascinating. I only wish he had been able to continue and keep it separate from the Marvel Universe, I admit there have been some good Eternals stories set in the Marvel U...but they work best in their own world. Thanks again for the shoutout!

    1. I can't think of anyone who LIKES to be edited or otherwise supervised, but there are ties when we all can benefit from it.

      Your welcome for the shout-out. Looking forward ot more from the Kirby-Cast!