Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Eternity Girl #6 Review and **SPOILERS**

Eternity Never Ends

Script: Magdalene Visaggio 
Pencils, Inks, Cover: Sonny Liew 
Colors: Chris Chuckry 
Letters: Todd Klein 
Assistant Editor: Maggie Howell 
Editor: Andy Khouri 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: August 8, 2018


It’s the end of Eternity Girl as we know it, and I feel fine! Actually, find out how I really feel by reading my review of issue #6, commencing below!

Explain It!

The unraveling of reality and the destruction of everything is probably a big deal. I mean, it would be worse than nuclear war, worse than a plague, worse than any disaster that might claim scores of lives, because if everything is disintegrated, no one gets out alive. As Caroline merges with the Pillar of Whatever in preparation to bring every dimension to its conclusion, things seem really dire—dire enough that Caroline’s friend, Dani, who has been researching her pal for the last couple of issues, enters her spooky intrinsic field to talk some sense into her. And Dani gets to relive her past lives in the process! So it’s not all gloom and doom.
In one of Dani’s lives, she’s a superhero, and she uses this power to destroy Madame Atom. And then…Caroline just stops following Madame Atom’s lead. I’m unclear as to why this happened, exactly—Caroline does sort of follow her own muse the entire time, so I suppose it’s not completely untoward. But Caroline is like halfway down the road to destroying everything and ending her own life, and then she just does something different. I guess maybe Dani convinced her through her actions…or maybe The Crash, Lord of Order, got through to her somehow, but in the end, there’s a brilliant light, and Caroline purges herself of…well, Caroline. Then The Crash takes her under her wing and suggests she create a new reality—which she does, and it contains giant robots. That’s good enough for me.
So after five issues approaching the heat death of the universe, we pull back at the sixth for no great reason other than it isn’t a very nice thing to do. I mean, it seems to me that a person whose power is essentially “do anything at any time” would have clued into the fact that she could evaporate her own personality with a snap of her talons. All told, this isn’t an awful series, just an inconsequential one. The artwork was perfect for the tone, however, and this one has all kinds of mandalas and pseudo-Jimi Hendrix album covers that exhibit Sonny Liew’s considerable skill nicely. This story, unfortunately, is a bit deflating.

Bits and Pieces:

The impending End to All Things doesn't happen, which you might have guessed since you are still in existence and reading this blurb. This was a nice-looking series, but the ending fell pretty flat. I guess when the only things that can happen are either every dimension  collapsing into nothing, or not that, then the former is the logical recourse.


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