Stay on target “A group of isolated shieldmaidens protect their village against a tide of men who think they can seize their land from them. Vif takes her band of women off Viking to quell the advances of a loitering mystical scumbag, Bjarte. But some battles rage in inside us long after the field is empty, and some opponents won’t ever stay down. Eternal is a haunting story of how vulnerable you make yourself when trying to protect everything around you.”ETERNAL OGN(W): Ryan K. Lindsay (I): Eric Zawadzki (C): Dee CunniffeThere’s just something about Viking stories that merely fascinate you. They captivate you with tales of perseverance, determination, glory, and gore. However, they’re built with raw emotion and unstoppable energy that I’ve seen captured in only a handful of comics (Heathen) and television shows (Vikings, of course). We can now add another to the list in the glory of Eternal.Eternal is build from the passion of its creators, and it definitely shows. Within the pages, you’re slowly building up to what feels like every single page is a labor of love and devotion. Written by Ryan K. Lindsay with illustrations by Eric Zawadzki and colors by Dee Cunniffe, this comic published by Black Mask was years in the making. The result is a heartbreaking and heroically passionate story about the vulnerabilities we carry in and out of battle.via Black MaskRyan K. Lindsay writes an emotionally driven narrative that will tug on your heart but also makes you think. Eternal, first and foremost, reads like a storybook that’s designed to tuck you in at night. Lindsay pens a story that feels so natural in an unnatural setting. It adds to the layer of personal reflection that happens after the take is over. Eternal also could be told around a campfire to the newest recruits of shieldmaidens before war. A cautionary, powerful yet unforgettable tale of Vif and her shieldmaidens passed on to the next generations before they start their duties.Lindsay has a way of writing that totally mesmerizes you from start to finish. It’s not a story of love and triumph, but instead of strength and uncertainty. Vif is a character that’s both strong in her fight, but also still human by the end of the day. It hits you throughout the story of how much she’s doing, how eager she is to win and protect. It makes you want to shout, “please stop!” But once you do, you’re so deep into the grips of Lindsay’s story to escape.via Black MaskEric Zawadzki’s art is unlike anything I’ve seen before. In any battle, there’s constant movement. Movements that you’re almost sure to miss in comic form, but Zawadzki nails this without coming up for air. His pencils and inks bring us even more of the raw emotions that Lindsay lays in his script only strengthens Eternal in visual realities of what Vif and her shieldmaidens are up again. From panel to panel, he nails every action that feels straight from a storyboard of a Hollywood film. I talked a little about this in my Ice Cream Man #1 review, but it certainly shines here as well. Zawadzki makes every single panel memorable, and every panel means something.Dee Cunniffe can do no wrong. He has an incredible eye for just the right colors that illuminates any artists within their panels. Cunniffe gives us the mood of Eternal, but that feeling centers around our main character Vif. Cunniffe connects each of her emotions with various colors along the panels. He gives beautiful turquoise light greens to this stunning setting, displaying the cold winter climate, but also Vif’s determined and emotional. He colors each battle scene where Vif should genuinely be seeing red in blood red orange. Through Cunniffe’s colors, you’re immediately and emotionally connected to Vif a little more as you process her range of emotion through the script, illustrations, and colors.via Black MaskEternal is a compelling tale that’s full of heart, yet remarkable and absolutely one of a kind. This fantasy was made with passion that drips from the pages, and you can just feel it. Eternal will leave an imprint on you, and you’ll be coming back for it again and again. Eternal is now available on Comixology and your local comic book shop.01/31/18 Releases – In addition to ETERNAL OGN, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Gravetrancers #2 by M.L. Miller (W), James Michael Whynot (A), Dee Cunniffe (C), Jim Campbell (L) Black MaskMotherlands #1 by Simon Spurrier (W), Rachael Scott (A), Felipe Sobreiro (C), Simon Bowland (L), Eric Canete (CA) VertigoTales of Suspense #101 by Matthew Rosenberg (W), Travel Foreman (A), Andrea Sorrentino (CA) MarvelHungry Ghosts #1 by Anthony Bourdain & Joel Rose (W), Vanesa R. Del Ray & Alberto Ponticelli (A), Jose Villarrubia (C) Dark HorseLazaretto #5 by Clay McLeod Chapman (W), Jey Levang (A), Aditya Bidikar (L), Ignacio Valicenti (CA) BOOM! StudiosMystik U #2 by Alisa Kwitney (W), Mike Norton (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), Julian Totino Tedesco (CA) BOOM! Studios Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.