marvel entertainment throw the “Eternals: “The 500-Year War” digital comic series with all-new stories featuring Earth’s oldest defenders, timed to sync with Thursday’s streaming release of Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” movie on Disney Plus.
The seven-issue comic book series debuts January 12 on Marvel Unlimited, the recently revised digital subscription service starting at $9.99/month. This will be followed by a launch on the Webtoons platform on January 20.
“Eternals: The 500 Year Warfollows Marvel’s group of immortal heroes across the world on encounters through their five-century fight against the monstrously mutated Deviants. Each of the seven issues will be set in a different country – Brazil, China, France, Japan, South Korea, Spain and the UK – and will be led by an international creative team of writers and artists from the respective country where the story is together.
The rotating creative lineup for comics includes writers Dan Abnett, Aki Yanagi, Jongmin Shin, Ju-Yeon Park, David Macho, Rafael Scavone, and Yifan Jiang, and artists Geoffo, Rickie Yagawa, Do Gyun Kim, Magda Price, Marcio Fiorito and Gunji. . The art will be colored by Matt Milla, Carlos Macias, Fernando Sifuentes, Pete Pantazis and Felipe Sobreiro.
“Bringing ‘Eternals: The 500 Year War’ to Marvel Unlimited will open doors for our international creative teams to tell much more personal stories by setting them in their home country,” said Marvel Editor CB Cebulski, in a statement. “These stories also break down boundaries and provide excitement beyond anything fans can imagine with these diverse, multicultural characters.”
Marvel released a poster for “Eternals: The 500-Year War”:
Webtoon, owned by South Korean internet company Naver, claims to have 72 million monthly active users. The service hosts original digital comics behind Netflix’s “Hellbound,” “Sweet Home,” and the upcoming “All of Us Are Dead.” Other webtoon bestsellers include Rachel Smythe’s “Lore Olympus” and Miriam Bonstre Tur’s “Hooky.”
“Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ is a perfect fit for webtoon readers everywhere: a global narrative that crosses borders and boundaries, and a diverse new cast of heroes, all available in an innovative mobile format,” said David Lee, Head of content for webtoon. we
Separately, DC Entertainment and Webtoon announced a deal last summer to collaborate on standalone webcomics featuring DC superheroes.
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