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Appearing in "Only Death Is Eternal, Part 1"

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  • Deviant Monster
  • Thanos (Resurrection)

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Synopsis for "Only Death Is Eternal, Part 1"

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What’s the point of an eternal battle?

For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares. But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they – or anyone on Earth – survive their discovery?

From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribić (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!


  • Two trailers were released by Marvel on YouTube to promote this series:
  • With the first issue of this series, all the Eternals are retconned to being the same age, as they've all been created 1 million years ago. This means the various "generations of Eternals" are simply large waves of reboots that affected the Eternals' population. The previously mentioned familial relationships are static family relationships, since the Eternals of Earth have never procreated between them.[1] This raises some questions, namely, why Sersi was seen as a child in Captain America Annual #11.
  • A central element of this series is the introduction of the idea that the Celestials made 100 Eternals and, since they can't breed with each other, there have only ever been a hundred of them. Writer Kieron Gillen has revealed he created a list of every Eternal he could find, which was about 50-60, then he made the others to bring their number up to the 100.[1] However, the names of all of the Eternals listed on pages 4 and 5 of this issue do not quite equal 100.
    • One possible reason concerns the Delphan Brothers who are listed with "(4)" beside their names, presumably to indicate that they are identical quadruplets. However, if the Delphan Brothers are counted as four separate beings, then the total number of Eternals would be 101. On the other hand, if for some reason the Eternals count them as a single being, then the total number of Eternals is only 98.
    • Another uncertainty concerns those Eternals whose locations are not known. There are only three names listed in this group but beneath them is a fourth line which reads "(All records lost)." While this could mean only that all records of the locations of those three Eternals have been lost, it could also be referring to one (or more) Eternals about whom all records have been lost, including their very identities as well as their current location(s).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Richards, Dave (6 October 2020). INTERVIEW: Eternals' Kieron Gillen Hypes the Return of Marvel's Cosmic Angels. CBR. Retrieved on 25 May 2021.
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