"Eternals" was born out of discussions between Gaiman and Marvel Editor-In- Chief Joe Quesada about what Neil's follow up to "1602," his first Marvel Comics project, would be. "From my memory, it was actually a pretty organic process between Joe Quesada and Neil," Lowe told CBR News. "They bounced a few ideas back and forth(one was a Nick Fury project that I'm hoping Neil will do in a few years) but one of the things that Joe wanted Neil to do was take a Marvel property that wasn't active and turn it into something that we can utilize for a long time after he's done. 'Eternals' was something Neil loved from a long time ago and Joe was crazy about the idea. Now all the 'Eternals' have to do is make it out of the series alive so we can use them..."
Lowe promised that the characters that do make it out of the 'Eternals' mini-series alive will be making big splashes when they next appear. "This series sets The Eternals up to be a huge force in the Marvel Universe," Lowe explained. "We've been talking about it up here in editorial and planning just how they'll fit in to major Marvel events once this mini wraps. Many fans will remember what a big part Sersi played in the Marvel Universe when she was in' 'Avengers/' When this is done, even more Eternals characters will have major roles in the Marvel Universe."
With a huge cast of characters that comprise The Eternals, some readers might be wondering which Eternals will be playing a major role in the mini-series. "All the major Eternals from Jack's original run will make appearances in this book, but not all the Eternals," Lowe said. "Thanos and the other Eternals of Titan will not be making major appearances in the book."