Today sees the publication of Eternals #2 from Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic. And while these folk have clearly been around for a very, very long time, it is possible that Ikaris has been keeping up on some pop culture in the last fifty years? And at least has a sixth-form common room working knowledge of Monty Python's Flying Circus?
As Ikaris is in pursuit of Thanos after the cliffhanger to Eternals #1, he asks a question of a passing-by peasant and gets asked one in return. No, not whether or not this is the right room for an argument, or who elected Ikaris an Eternal but, "are you a God." A tricky one.
Well, someone has watched Life Of Brian, haven't they?
Brian: 'I'm not the Messiah! Will you please listen? I am not the Messiah, do you understand? Honestly!'
Girl: 'Only the true Messiah denies His divinity.'
Brian: 'What? Well, what sort of chance does that give me? All right! I am the Messiah!'
Followers: 'He is! He is the Messiah!'
Brian: 'Now, f-ck off!'
Clearly, Monty Python is catching, as we also get a rather poor reenactment of The Parrot Sketch as well.
And will join the choir invisible. Eternals by Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic is published today by Marvel Comics.
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Esad Ribic
THANOS VS. IKARIS!
• In the heart of a city driven mad by time!
• Eternals live eternally. One is dead. They handle it well.
• No, they don't. They handle it badly. Eternal revenge is a dish best served forever. Rated T+In Shops: Feb 10, 2021 SRP: $3.99