Valiant Entertainment has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at fan-favorite artist J.G. Jones’ variant cover for “Eternal Warrior” #2, written by Greg Pak with art by Trevor Hairsine. Jones’ cover — the first non-DC Comics work by the artist in several year — depicts the Eternal Warrior in the heat of battle against a squad of soldiers in a remote desert.
“The Eternal Warrior, Gilad, as his name implies is an immortal. He has been fighting for millennia — constantly fighting wars at the behest of these wizards known as Geomancers,” Pak told CBR in May. “He fights for the Earth. He’s been doing this for millennia, but when we pick up with him, it’s at the point when he’s been doing this for so long that whenever he fights a battle, it’s hard to tell what has changed. Even more to the point, he’s an immortal. He has seen civilizations rise and fall, and seen everyone he’s ever loved grow old and die. Everyone he’s ever called family has vanished, of course with the exception of his immortal brother that we’ve met in ‘Archer & Armstrong.’ He’s got a broken heart. His heart’s been broken over thousands of years, but we’re going to pick up with him at a point where he discovers he actually has living family.”
Check out Jones’ cover and the solicitation info below.
ETERNAL WARRIOR #2
Written by GREG PAK
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by J.G. JONES
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Who is the Sword of the Wild?
After thousands of years on the battlefield, the Eternal Warrior has finally laid down his sword. But today he learns that when you turn your back on your destiny, your destiny may find another champion. And when that new champion is your own savage, immortal daughter, the balance of the world itself may be at stake.