(Y-11) Old School Monday…The New Gods (1971-1978) #1

As every Monday, I have read an old comic book from the top creators of the field.

And this week was no exception.

One of the coolest creation of the ever-cool Jack Kirby is The New Gods, a group of celestial characters from the DC Comics who are the inhabitants if New Genesis, they are looking for balance thru the universe.

In this particular issue we see Orion, one of the fiercest warriors of New Genesis, return home.

Where he uncovers a plot of one of the most infamous villains of all the universe, Darkseid.

Armed with an equation known as “Anti-Life”, see the series Final Crisis, which it can negate existence, Orion must stop Darkseid’s plan to destroy the universe.

These characters have appeared in other comic books, I recently read an story arc involving them with the Green Lantern Corps.

Also, I reccomend you read the limited run by legend Jim Starlin, The Death of the New Gods, it wouldn’t disappoint.

For next week, I’ll go back to the first appearance of the emerald knight.

Now off to prepare a new post with some of my plans and numbers for the upcoming week.

azr.

(Y-11) Old School Monday…Eternals (1976-1978) # 1

Hello again, as last Monday, today I pick up an comic released before 1981.

This time it was Eternals by the legendary writer and illustrator Jack Kirby, if you are not familiar with the “King”, well let’s say that he helped, along with Stan Lee, shaped comic-books as we know them.

This series is about some celestial beings than have come to earth as protector of humanity from their arch nemesis The Deviants.

This issue introduces The Eternals as this ancient mythological beings and a bit of their purpose and origin.

In the picture below you can catch some reminiscent of the Incan culture in the temple of the Eternals.

Jack Kirby’s style is so peculiar and original that you can see the influence still today.

Although this was a very short issue, only 17 pages, it gives you enough to pull you into the vast mythology of this elusive group of “superheroes”, which, are rumored to play a big role in the upcoming Marvel cinematic universe movies.

But until that becomes official you can read the complete series by Mr.Kirby, or, the 2006 series by Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr.

Both available at Comixology.

For next Monday I will read the first issue from 1972 of Swamp Thing.

Now I’m off to read and enjoy the soothing sound of rain.

azr.

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