Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Eternals - Scintillating Sersi!


Arguably the most successful of the Eternals is the vivacious Sersi. First introduced in the third issue of the series, she is in fact the legendary witch who confronted Odysseus and his men on their long journey and she lives a life of relative ease in New York City's more affluent regions. Her flirtatious nature and stunning beauty make her a standout creation. But we do learn she is an Eternal in need of an audience, as her abiding relationship with  Dr.Samuel Holden indicates. Sersi needs to be appreciated, and definitely thinks she's worthy of that admiration.

When the series ended, the Eternals lapsed into limbo. Eventually characters and concepts were revived and more properly integrated into the larger Marvel Universe. No character from the series more successfully integrated than did Sersi. She was tapped to join the Avengers and had a long and fascinating career with the Assemblers.


For a time, she and the Black Knight (Dane Whitman) not only had a romance, but also formed the core of a storyline which dominated the series for a few years.


Sersi is a powerful character, a strong female hero and I'm sure she's not done.


Of all the Eternals, Sersi is the least likely to be forgotten. She'd approve of that.

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7 comments:

  1. Hercules and Thor had already been Avengers and their godly status was well known before The Eternals revealed themselves - which was supposed to be the first time that Mankind knew Gods lived among us !

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    1. Within the Kirby microverse of the Eternals though, this was news. Of course within the larger Marvel Universe context the awe seems a bit strange.

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  2. I was getting the Avengers off the rack when Sersi was around. :)

    But the other Eternal/Avenger is Starfox. Was he in Kirby's comics?

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    1. Starfox is a Jim Starlin creation and did not appear in the Eternals. The Titans were ret-conned as Eternals later.

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  3. I don’t believe Starfox (Eros) was an Eternal (unless that’s a retcon I missed.) He was the son of Mentor from Titan (Saturn’s moon) – and brother of Thanos…(and probably the most obnoxious Avenger ever but I digress…) Ikaris would have been a good cosmic-powered character to replace Namor or the Silver Surfer in the Defenders (as written by Steve Gerber or Dave Kraft)…It's another great day at the Dojo!!!

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  4. Whoa! Starfox is an Eternal – I just looked it up on Wikipedia. I stand corrected. 1,000 pardons…

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    1. Eros/Starfox and all the Titans were ret-conned into the Eternals fold later by Roy Thomas and others. I'd have loved to have seen Ikaris get a role in the Defenders.

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