Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But when Caroline finds herself unfulfilled and depressed, she is given a choice to end her eternal life; she just has to destroy the rest of the world first. Eternity Girl is a brand-new DC's Young Animal miniseries spinning out of the Milk Wars event, written by GLAAD Media Award-nominated...
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Eternity Girl Reviews
More 3.5—almost a 4.
Take "Facade" by Neil Gaiman, a Sandman one shot featuring Element Girl, an obscure DC heroine, and throw in enough extra characters and plot bits to stretch one story into a full length graphic novel and you'll have something like this Young Animal book. It's not bad, and the art is very good, but most things aren't improved by comparing them to Neil Gaiman. If you haven't read "Facade," read this first for maximum enjoyment.
Much like the rest of DC's Young Animal line of books, Eternity Girl is a cheap knockoff of Grant Morrison's and other prime 90's Vertigo books. While it doesn't directly use any existing characters, this book touches on the same philosophical and existential themes as, say, Morrison's Flex Mentallo, or Milligan's Enigma, or even Gaiman's Sandman. Unfortunately, Eternity Girl is nowhere near as good or smart as those books, and doesn't have anything new or interesting to say about life, choice, ...more
What if Flex Mentallo and Enigma... but bad?
Remember the Element Girl issue of Sandman? Never met anyone who said it was their favourite, but it's quite good. Well, if you wanted the serial numbers filed off and that turned into a miniseries, you're in luck. It also has meta elements familiar from Alan Moore's Supreme and much of Grant Morrison's superhero work, with characters becoming aware in-universe that their continuity is constantly being revised around them, but that loses much of its power when you apply it to a newly created cha ...more
Could this be the best book of the year?
Visaggio and Liew has pulled of a masterpiece using the background of superheroes to solve the existentialism of the human condition through a hero that cannot die