Spoilers for Marvel’s Eternals and the ongoing comic book series below
Marvel’s Eternals are starring in their own Marvel Comics covers, as the Marvel Cinematic heroes will get the comic book treatment in new variants for Eternals #7. This week, Marvel Comics revealed new images featuring Richard Madden’s Ikaris, Salma Hayek’s Ajak, and Gemma Chan’s Sersi, highlighting the Eternals’ powers in two new covers.
On Wednesday, Marvel dropped the newest trailer for Eternals. The Chloe Zhao-directed film will feature the ancient cosmic heroes created by Jack Kirby as they battle the pending threat of the Deviants. The trailer featured the Eternals using their powers while showcasing the Celestials, who told them not to interfere with the Earth’s greatest tragedies, including when Thanos erased half of all life from reality. Eternals looks to be an exciting new chapter in Marvel’s Phase 4. Ahead of the Eternals’ debut on the big screen, the heroes will be getting their own comic book covers, showing the star-studded cast as comic book versions of the heroes they play.
The first of two Marvel Studios variants for Eternals #7 by Clayton Henry features the heroes of Eternals suited up in their colorful costumes while some use their powers. In the image, Richard Madden’s Ikaris is seen using his heat vision, Lauren Ridloff’s Makkari’s incredible speed is on full-display, Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo shoots energy blasts from his hands, and Bryan Tyree Henry’s Phastos advanced tech delivers a powerful blast of energy.
Alexander Lozano’s cover features the Eternals battling against the Celestial, Arishem the Judge. The cover features even more Eternals, including Barry Keoghan’s Druig – who might end up being a villain in the film if the story follows his comic roots. In the image, Don Lee’s Gilgamesh and Angelina Jolie’s Thena are shown using their powers, including the latter summoning her energy spear.
It’s always good to see Marvel Comics promoting their movies in their comics and vice versa. In the Eternals case, the comic by Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic, and Matthew Wilson has done an incredible job in reintroducing the powerful heroes while introducing elements from the upcoming MCU film. For example, Ajak and Makkari are portrayed as women for the first time, just like in the movie.
The two stunning new Eternals covers should have fans excited for what’s to come next in the MCU and Marvel Comics. The variants for Eternals #7 will arrive in comic book shops on November 3. Meanwhile, the Eternals will come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe two days later, on November 5.