The Eternals are central to Marvel Comics’ current AX: Judgment Day crossover event. And on October 12, their place in the conflict will be even more strongly defined in the AX: Eternals #1 one-shot, which Marvel is calling the “third story critical AX one-shot” of the event.
The other two are of course AX: X-Men and AX: Avengers, which highlight the other two teams involved in the AX: Judgment Day event. Now we’ve got a first look at interior pages from the one-shot by writer Kieron Gillen and artists Pascual Ferry and Matt Hollingsworth.
In the unlettered pages, it seems that Ajak and Makkari are struggling with the implications of having helped create the new celestial that now judges the entire world – and may choose to destroy all life on Earth.
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Marvel’s blurb doesn’t reveal much beyond that premise, saying “Ajak has come a long way. She’s met her maker. Hell, she’s made her maker. Now can she—or anyone—survive her maker?”.
But perhaps confronting a deity of your own creation is dramatic enough, isn’t it?
In AX: Judgment Day, the core sect of the Eternals, currently led by Druig, have set their sights on exterminating mutant kind, believing them to be genetic offshoots of their ancient enemies, the Deviants. At the same time, some of the Eternals, including Phastos, Ajak, Makkari, Ikaris and Thena, have joined forces with the Avengers and X-Men – resulting in the creation of a new Celestial that can end the fighting.
But the plan backfired when the awakened Celestial announced that it would judge the morality of every person on Earth, then either save or destroy the planet based on its judgment.
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