The Celestials are one of Jack Kirby's greatest gifts to Marvel.
I bet he was inspired by the ideas he saw in 2001: A Space Odyssey - he adapted that to comic form. The idea of the unseen otherworlders, shaping man's destiny from afar, acting as invisible benefactors. Even the idea of the Black Monolith - Celestials look as impassive as that object did, which would appear and vanish when it choosed.
And the Neil Gaiman/John Romita Jr. Eternals series looks great. I knew Gaiman could be counted on for smart quality of story with quiet poetry of ideas.
"I'm not smart so much as I am not dumb." - Harlan Ellison
"A great tactician creates plans.
A good tactician recognizes the soundness of a plan presented to him.
A fair tactician must see the plan succeed before offering approval.
Those with no tactical ability at all may never understand or accept the plan.
And when a mind is too deficient in understanding, the resulting gap is often filled with resentment."
Last edited by Galan007 on Feb 24th, 2007 at 01:25 AM
The enormous Celestial Exitar clearly depicted above easily dwarfs Arishem, who is roughly 2,000 ft. If you compare the two, Exitar is equivalent in height as 5 or 6 Arishem's, making him around 10,000 feet tall atleast!