If you need a reason to start reading ETERNITY GIRL by Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew, this exclusive preview of ETERNITY GIRL #6 is it. The first few pages of the last issue of this mind-blowing series are nothing short of unreal.

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This issue: everyone will die.

FINAL ISSUE

Written by Magdalene Visaggio
Art by Sonny Liew
Cover by Sonny Liew

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Delve Deeper into the Discussion About Mental Health with ETERNITY GIRL #1

Disembodied Immortality

To put it bluntly, ETERNITY GIRL deals with some pretty crazy shit. The endless cycle of life and death, free will, reasons for living — the sorts of things we either politely ignore to get on with our day or spend so much time thinking about we risk spiraling. 

Should we have expected anything less from DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL? After all, the DC Comics owned imprint gave us new classics like SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL and MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. A suicidal woman caught in the trap of disembodied immortality is right up their alley. 

It’s also right up mine; I love waxing poetic about the human condition. Disembodied immortality. That’s not a combination of words I throw around lightly, either.

Not to exaggerate, but ETERNITY GIRL manages to get at the same thing Sylvia Plath was talking about when she wrote: “But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defenseless that I couldn’t do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn’t in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get.”

Not to knock Sylvia Plath, but ETERNITY GIRL does it with well-drawn explosions. THE BELL JAR doesn’t have those.

Slowing the Pace and Building the Plot in ETERNITY GIRL #3

The End of Everything

Mags Visaggio throws us into a flashback at the beginning of ETERNITY GIRL #6. Caroline Sharp stood face to face with the destruction of the universe at the end of ETERNITY GIRL #5. Madame Atom urged her to ignite the chaos engine from inside the Shining Tower, which would cause the endless cycle of birth, death, and decay to fizzle out.

Yet, we start ETERNITY GIRL #6 with the subdued tones of a flashback. Visaggio puts us six months in the past, just after the mysterious ‘incident’ that made Caroline what she is now. She’s adjusting and asks Dani for advice. While revealing that she also went through a similar metamorphosis, Dani explains that as humans, we’re always changing. She finds comfort in the way the constant remaking allows us to choose our own future.

Liew intersperses the darker panels of Dani comforting her friend with louder panels of what’s going on in the present. Suddenly, we’re back at Alpha-13’s facility. We see Director Sloan try to spread Caroline’s atoms so thin she’s incoherent, rendering her powerless. Somehow Madame Atom and the chaos engine join Caroline at the facility, and Dani watches her friend walk into the chaos engine. Incredibly, she picks up a gun and follows her.

And that’s all we get. At least, until August 8. This should give you enough time to read ETERNITY GIRL issues #1-5 if you haven’t already!

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