Valiant Entertainment has released preview pages for the first issue of their upcoming series Eternity, a four-issue cosmic odyssey from the creative team behind the critically acclaimed “Divinity” series; writer Matt Kindt and artist Trevor Hairsine. We’ve got the pages below, released hot on the heels of a revealing exclusive interview with Kindt released today at Paste.
Valiant describes the new mini-series this way:
Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… Eternity awaits! This fall, in the sold-out, critically acclaimed footsteps of “Divinity,” “Divinity II,” and “Divinity III: Stalinverse,” two of Valiant’s most formidable creative minds unveil a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleash a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths…
Kindt, meanwhile, had this to say about the nature of cosmic stories:
I think a lot of times—the crazier the story, and the more outlandish the art and premise—it allows the reader to be sucker-punched a little bit with ideas and thoughts that they didn’t see coming. It’s the idea of traveling the world to find yourself or searching for something when you realize you have had it the entire time. Cosmic stuff is that way to me.
But Kindt is quick to point out that the cosmic setting and mind-blowing subject matter won’t forget about character and story, either:
I think Divinity/Eternity has a lot of heart. It’s really about the story of this couple’s relationship and how they deal with loss, which is a story that Kirby never really got a chance to tell. And by using some of the same tool sets, we’re going to get something pretty unique and heartbreaking—but also pretty fun.
The writer is also quick to praise the talent and skill of his collaborator Hairsine and the other members of the art team, inker Ryan Winn and colorist David Baron, both returning from “Divinity”:
I know what Trevor likes to draw, and that’s important, giving him room to really spread his wings is key, and then knowing that David and Ryan are reading the scripts as well. It’s fantastic. I know if there’s a color idea, David will see it in the script. It really is all of us pulling together to create this big idea.
That said, in this book I’ve left a lot open for Trevor. There are a lot of notes in the script that are just me basically saying, Go crazy on this double-page spread! And he is. He really is. I’ve never seen anything like these pages that the guys are turning in. The color is nuts, and the images…I know we were trying to channel a bit of Kirby on this thing, but this is beyond any of that. It’s become something else entirely.
Check out these eye-popping preview pages below:
Eternity #1 will be released on October 25, 2017 from Valiant Entertainment.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
Extended Preview Debut: ETERNITY #1 – Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine Confront the Ultimate Cosmic Frontier on October 25th!
Beyond DIVINITY… Beyond the Valiant Universe… The Psyche-Shattering Comics Odyssey of 2017 is About to Begin!
As revealed today at Paste, Valiant is proud to present your first lettered look inside ETERNITY #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A VISIONARY NEW SERIES coming this fall from the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine(DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis)! On October 25th, journey to a realm that defies all description to enter an eons-old universe of gods and heroes!
Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… ETERNITY awaits! This fall, in the sold-out, critically acclaimed footsteps of DIVINITY, DIVINITY II, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, two of Valiant’s most formidable creative minds unveil a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleash a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths…
“ETERNITY has a lot of heart – it’s really about the story of this couple’s relationship and how they deal with loss – which is a story that Kirby never really got a chance to tell,” Matt Kindt told Paste. “And by using some of the same tool sets, we’re going to get something pretty unique and heartbreaking – but also pretty fun.”
On October 25th, jump into the year’s most astonishing journey as Abram Adams, the lost cosmonaut known as Divinity, travels outside the bounds of the Valiant Universe as we know it to explore the most distant frontier of imagination…to the incomprehensible kingdoms of the realm only known as Eternity…
In the tradition of the sweeping cosmic epics by the twin giants of the form — Jack Kirby and Moebius — witness the coming of the 21st century’s next great modern myth right here, only in ETERNITY #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (FAITH), Tom Muller (DIVINITY), Trevor Hairsine(Ultimate Six), Matt Kindt (Dept. H) and Felipe Massafera (Shaper)!
PLUS: Reserve your copies of Valiant’s visionary new adventure with the ETERNITY #1–4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – spanning all four issues of the must-read VALIANT PRESTIGE format limited series! Released monthly from October 2017 through January 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITIONcomes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus an exclusive cover by interior artist Trevor Hairsine that can’t be found anywhere else!
The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of August 24th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
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ETERNITY #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG172103)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (AUG172104)
Character Design Variant by MATT KINDT (AUG172106)
Wraparound Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA (AUG172107)
Blank Cover Also Available (AUG172105)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 25th (FOC – 10/2/17)
ETERNITY #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Covers by TREVOR HAIRSINE (AUG172108)
$3.99 each [4 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #1 on sale OCTOBER 25th (IOD – 8/24/17)