The world’s first story continues in the world’s greatest storytelling medium with Cam Kerkau and Kostas Pantoulas‘ Gilgamesh: Eternal #1-2, with letters by Mira Mortal! And today, The Beat is pleased to unveil a closer look at the Zoop variant cover for that comic by artist Kit Wallis (Mr. Easta, We Eat Gods).
The crowdfunding campaign launched today on Zoop, and now you can become part of the modern myth of Gilgamesh by ensuring the eternal’s story continues to be told by supporting Gilgamesh: Eternal #1-2 on Zoop! Just click this link!
Read the full description for issues #1-2 below:
The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest story, dating back almost five millennia. But Gilgamesh’s dilemma is something that remains relevant to us all today, and always will. How can you live peacefully after you’ve been truly confronted by your own mortality?
Gilgamesh: Eternal is a reimagining of The Epic of Gilgamesh as a fantasy-action comic written by Cameron Kerkau with art by Kostas Pantoulas (IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES, FREAK SNOW: WASHED IN BLOOD) and letters by Mira Mortal (DOLL ISLAND, MADE UP: ZOMBIE CLOWN CIRCUS).
In Gilgamesh: Eternal #1, Gilgamesh traveled to the Cedar Forest with his love, Enkidu, to conquer the giant Humbaba. With the help of some benevolent gods, they vanquished the beast and returned home to Uruk to a hero’s welcome. But, unfortunately, a jealous goddess had more monsters in store for the dynamic duo.
Now in Gilgamesh: Eternal #2, Gilgamesh the God-King is not what he once was. In the wake of the Goddess Inanna’s meddling, his city is shattered and his lover Enkidu has fallen. Broken, Gilgamesh ventures deep into the unknown wilderness in search of Utnapishtim the Immortal. For Enkidu was his equal and exact opposite, and if Enkidu can be killed – what does that mean for Gilgamesh? Meanwhile, Shamhat, high-priestess to Inanna and closest companion of Gilgamesh, is elected King Regent of Uruk in his absence. A political pawn amidst gods, Shamhat must navigate celestial ambitions while campaigning for peace amongst her people.