Caroline Sharp, aka superhero Chrysalis, has been put on administrative leave by Alpha 13. You see, there was this incident, where all sorts of things got blown up. It was no big deal. She just lost her cool, as she tells her therapist. In fact, Caroline has got a lot to say given that she’s been trying to kill herself ever since she was put on leave…and, as a superhero, she’s immortal. ETERNITY GIRL is a miniseries from the Young Animal imprint at DC Comics and it is easily one of the most engaging of new comic books.
Here is a comic that knows how to strike just the right balance with crisp writing that juggles serious issues and complex characters. And the main character just happens to be a superhero. We’ve gone down this road before but it’s always worthy of recognition when it’s done right. The script by Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim) is so good that it all feels quite refreshing. And the art by Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye) jumps off the page, with a lively spirit reminiscent of Curt Swan.
So, what do you do when you can live forever but you’d rather be dead? Quite a conundrum. And get a load of the featured villain: Madame Atom and The Night Terrors! Alright then! Turns out that Madam Atom may have a solution as to how Caroline/Chrysalis can kill herself. But who ever took advice from a villain? Sounds like pretty self-serving advice to me. We’ll just have to stay tuned to find out.
A perfect score: 10/10
ETERNITY GIRL #1 is available as of March 14, 2018. For more details, visit DC Comics right here.
4 responses to “Comics Review: ETERNITY GIRL #1”
This looks fascinating.
I hope it survives; the comic book landscape is pretty cutthroat these days.
There is always room for quality. Thank goodness DC Comics is further exploring a Vertigo-like model with its Young Animal imprint.
this is a pretty dark themed comic. does Eternity Girl voluntarily save people with her powers, or save them on the spot within her own personal agenda?
Caroline views saving people as part of her job at Alpha 13. You may have hit upon how this story will wrap up. Once she can see it as more than just a job, then she’ll have her epiphany.