The fourth, and final, issue of Valiant's cosmos-spanning Eternity hits comic book stores on Wednesday, penned by Matt Kindt with art by Trevor Hairsine.
At the farthest edge of human understanding, Abram Adams – the lost cosmonaut called Divinity – and his comrade, Myshka, have discovered the purpose of their existence in this universe… and in the next one beyond our own. Now, as a seemingly infinite pantheon of mythic gods and cosmic beings rises to meet them head-on, they’ll be forced to ignite a maelstrom of untold proportions to save their child from a fate worse than annihilation…One of the many things I love about Valiant comics is that, to a certain a degree, they are the "anti-Marvel", whereas the House Of Ideas leans towards 'decompression' (that is, stretching storylines out and 'writing for the trades'), Valiant keeps its mini-series down to four issues.
Even in its ongoing titles, story arcs are usually no more than three or four issues at a time, so there are always "jumping-on points" for new readers and nobody gets left behind.
Sure, Valiant loves its variant covers, issue zeros, and other such gimmicks, but it's the punchy storytelling that ultimately wins the day for me.