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Jack Kirby's
The Eternals
#1-19 + Giant Size #1


The Eternals # 1: "The Day of the Gods" 
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: John Verpoorten
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Ikaris helps two archeologists discover the tomb of the Space Gods. He reveals the history of the Space Gods, known as the Celestials, and their involvement with the human race, as well as his own identity as an Eternal. Ikaris activates a beacon that summons the Celestials. The Deviants attack to prevent their arrival, but they're too late.

Jay's Notes:

  • First appearance of Ikaris and Kro.

The Eternals # 2: "The Celestials!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: John Verpoorten
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Celestials touch down on Earth and the Deviants flee. Ikaris awakens his fellow Eternal Ajak and others who prepare a welcome for the Celestials. Arishem, the Celestials leader, now sits in judgment of the Earth.

Jay's Notes:

  • First apperance of Ajak.

The Eternals # 3: "The Devil in New York!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: John Verpoorten
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Celestials set up their base of operations, and Ikaris and Margo leave  her father, Doctor Damian, and Ajax behind sealed within the Celestials base. The Deviants attack them and they flee to New York where they seek out Sersi.

The Eternals # 4: "The Night of the Demons!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: John Verpoorten
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Deviants have moved their campaign to New York City. Ikaris does his best to defend the city, but is captured. Margo gets to know Sersi, and they are forced to repel a Deviant attack.

The Eternals # 5: "Olympia!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Sersi summons help from Olympia the home of the Eternals, but she and Margo are captured by Deviant Kro. Zuras the all father dispatches Thena and Makarri to NYC where they begin an attack against the Deviant forces.

Jay's Notes:

  • First appearance of Zuras, Thena, and Makarri.

The Eternals # 6: "Gods and Men at City College!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
Thena strikes a truce with Kro, who stops the attack on NYC and frees Ikaris and Sersi. They decide to share the history of the Eternals, Deviants, and Space Gods with a College professor, Sam Holden and his anthropology class.

The Eternals # 7: "The Fourth Host"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
A trio of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents infiltrate the Celestials' base. They detonate a nuclear device, but it fail to draw the Celestials' attention. They attempt to leave but the Celestials de-atomize them and place them in a container.

The Eternals # 8: "The City of Toads"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
Kro attempts to rekindle his love for Thena and takes her to Lemuria, home of the Deviants. Thena and Kro are the guests of the Deviant leader Tode for the purification ritual: a combat to the death between Karkas and the Reject.

Jay's Notes:

  • First appearance of Karkas and the Reject.

The Eternals # 9: "The Killing Machine!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
Ikaris, Makarri, and Margo return to Olympia and are greeted by an array of illusions from Sprite. The Celestials start making their presence known around the world. Thena witness a duel between the Reject and Karkas which gets out of hand. The Celestial Eson attacks Lemuria and drains the power from the city.

The Eternals # 10: "Mother!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Eson ravages Lemuria and leaves as mysteriously as he appeared. Zuras probes the Celestials' mother ship and learns of their 50-year judgment plan. Thena abandons Kro and leaves Lemuria with Karkas and Reject.


The Eternals # 11: "The Russians are Coming!" 
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
Zuras summons all the Eternals to Olympia. The Polar Eternals arrive and cause a raucous in a battle with the Delphan brothers. The Russian military attacks a Celestial and are severely taught a lesson in strength.

The Eternals # 12: "Uni-Mind!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
Thena returns to Olympia with Karkas and Reject. She joins the rest of the Eternals as they merge together, under Zuras' direction, to form a collective entity known as the Uni-Mind. The Uni-Mind travels into the Earth's orbit and studies the Celestials. Meanwhile in Andes mountains, Ajak and Doctor Damian get to know each other.

Jay's Notes:

  • First apperance of the Uni-Mind.

The Eternals # 13: "Astronauts!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
While the Eternals are still joined in the Uni-mind, the Deviants launch a colossal missile at the Celestials. Sprite, who wasn't part of the Uni-mind, seeks out the Forgotten One and sends him after the missile. The One Above All Celestial swaps the Deviant crew with some shuttle astronauts who safely guide the missile back to Earth. The Forgotten One disarmed the missile, but the Celestials take an interest in him.

Jay's Notes:

  • The Forgotten One is next seen in Thor #287.

The Eternals # 14: "Ikaris and the Cosmic Powered Hulk!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Uni-Mind ritual ends, but not before inadvertently charging a Hulk robot with cosmic power. Ikaris, Makarri, and Sersi return to the States to investigate the mysterious source of cosmic power and are attacked by a rampaging Hulk.

The Eternals # 15: "Disaster Area"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Sersi and Ikaris go head-to-head against the cosmic-powered robot Hulk, and find him to be an unstoppable foe. They regroup and prepare for a final assault, but Zuras arrives and stays their hand.

The Eternals # 16: "Big City Crypt"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Zuras releases the cosmic power from within the Hulk robot. Zuras faces the media and goes public about the existence of the Eternals. Ikaris and Makarri are attacked by Dromedan and even Zuras is forced to join the battle.

The Eternals # 17: "Sersi the Terrible!"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Makarri, Ikaris, and Zuras fall beneath the onslaught of Dromedan. Sersi distracts Dromedan long enough for the others to free themselves. They regroup, and finally overwhelm Dromedan.

The Eternals # 18: ""
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:

The Eternals # 19: "Pyramid"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
Ikaris escapes his prison and finds that his brother Druig has entered the Pyramid of the Winds. Druig wants to use its weapon against the Celestials. Unwilling to kill Druig, Ikaris destroys the weapons which unleashes enough energy to destroy the Pyramid and consume Druig.

The Eternals Giant Size # 1: "The Time Killers"
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Mike Royer
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
Zuras dispatches Thena, who takes along Reject and Karkas, to deal with the time machinations of the Deviant Zakka. They battle Jack the Ripper and Mongol warriors all summoned through time by Zakka. Zakka summons Tutinax the Mountain Mover, who is more that he can handle, and is killed. Thena, Reject and Karkas prepare to face Tutinax, but they are spared his wrath as he is pulled back into the past.


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