Monday, July 14, 2014
The Eternals - Russian Roulette!
When humanity learns of the Fourth Celestial Host, the reaction is needless to say, somewhat powerful. But nowhere is the presence of the Space Gods seen a more of a threat than in the then-still-extant Soviet Union. The Russians despite some hidden guidance by the Polar Eternals (more later) choose to launch an atomic weapon at the Celestial Nezzar who stands his post in Siberia.
Nezzar's reaction is typically godlike. He merely turns his gaze upon the threat and demolishes not only the threat, but the men who make it.
It's one of the most potent moments in the saga and one which points up man's absolute lack of leverage in this game of ultimate judgment and potential destruction. We are on the stage, but we are not the main players by any means.