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This deluxe slip-cased, horizontally-formatted, oversize-edition at long brings this classic of South American comics to North America in this first-ever English Landguage edition of El Eternauta. Created in Argentina, it was originally published in weekly installments in Hora Cero Suplemento Semanal (Zero Hour Weekly Supplement) from 1957 through 1959. Long-time comics readers will note multiple similarites between subject matter, thematic approach, cultural/political implications and artistic rendering style between The Eternaut and the classic EC science-fiction titles published a few years earlier, especially the stories featuring Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, Angelo Torres and Frank Frazetta. The huge difference here is that while all the EC comics stories were pithy shorts that ran for only seven or eight pages total, The Eternaut is a massive graphic novel running for hundreds of pages, and so is able to elaborate a vast multi-threaded plot structure, and delve much more deeply than any EC comic ever could. Check out this preview to see what we're talking about, then read up a bit on the history of this landmark work here.