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The Best Eternals Storylines In Comics

Updated June 4, 2021 151 votes 28 voters15 items

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The Marvel's Eternals movie as part Phase 4 of the MCU has many fans of the films wondering what are the best Eternals comics. After all, if you've never read the books, you may not know why so many comic book fans are excited about the film. The Eternals have been around the Marvel Universe since they were solely created by Jack "The King" Kirby back in 1976. There's a lot to unpack about the Eternals, and they've appeared in a ton of amazing stories over the years, so anyone interested in learning more will find out all they need to know down below.

Over the 45+ years they've been flying about the Marvel Universe, there have been tons of comic books, great stories, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, comic book issues, story arcs, storylines, and one-shot books about the Eternals, making it hard to determine which is the best of the Eternals' greatest adventures. This list attempts the impossible by narrowing the best down to the top 15. If you've ever asked yourself, "Who are the Eternals" or "What do they have to do with the Marvel Universe," be sure to use this list as an Eternals reading guide.

Check out the stories listed below, and if you see your favorites, vote them up. Then check back to see which of these comics is the best the Eternals story ever told!

  • 1


    Story Found In: Eternals #1-?

    Details: As the MCU's The Eternals draws closer, Marvel Comics is stepping up with a brand new series involving the characters. Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic have nailed the source material with their all-new take on the characters created by Jack Kirby more than 40 years earlier.

    The Eternals have stood for millions of years as the secret protectors of humanity, but the Deviants and their ongoing war against the Eternals is coming to a head. Will the Eternals be able to evolve to the new threats that have arisen in the 21st century, or will they finally fall to their age-old enemies, leaving the Earth to ruin?

    A great storyline?
  • 2

    Eternals By Jack Kirby: The Complete Collection

    Story Found In: The Eternals #1-19 & Annual #1

    Details: Jack Kirby introduced the world to The Eternals with the first book in 1976. He continued to work on the series for 19 issues and one annual, closing out the run. In the first series, Kirby introduces the various characters and elements that make up the Eternals mythos.

    The Eternals are heroes and horrors who could only be described as humanity's cousins. The Eternals and the Deviants were created by the Celestials long ago, and they've been here ever since! The two groups' ongoing conflict has the Earth at the center, but who will win out at the end of this age-old conflict?

    A great storyline?
  • 3

    Thor: Eternals Saga Vol. 1

    Story Found In: Thor #283-291 & Thor Annual #7

    Details: The Deviants and the Eternals are two of Marvel Comics' biggest groups in terms of power. They outclass the Avengers, the X-Men, and pretty much every other team on the planet. Still, while they are powerful, there is one character who stands as their equals.

    Thor finds himself smack-dab in the middle of "The Eternal Saga," which places him right between the Eternals and the Deviants! While standing alone between the two giants, the Thunder God must ask the question, will he be able to stand against the threat, or will mankind be doomed if he fails?

    A great storyline?
  • 4

    Untold Tales Of The Marvel Universe

    Story Found In: What If...? #23-30

    Details: Marvel's What If...? series took questions posed by the readers and writers about the various characters and situations of the Marvel Universe and played them out in well-written and beautifully illustrated stories. In issues #23-30, the back of the books contained "Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe."

    In each of the books, writer Mark Gruenwald expanded on Jack Kirby's Eternals characters' mythology. Each issue added more information and lore than continues to influence the Marvel Universe to this day. The What If...? books aren't a bad read either, but this collection is more about the backs of the books as they relate to the Eternals.

    A great storyline?