El Eternauta tells the story of Juan Salvo and a group of survivors of an alien invasion. A unknown race of aliens are invading earth an use others slave alien. At the end, the comic writer wonders, is telling the story enough? Perhaps not, but El Eternauta © Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano López. El Eternauta (Eternity Traveller). Real Name: Juan Salvo. Identity/Class: Human mutate. Occupation: Factory owner (factory manufactured electrical transformers).

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They are recruited into an improvised resistance army to fight the invaders. After managing a few victories, the resistance forces are ambushed and reduced to a few men.

It was first published in Hora Cero Semanal from to Anna Kemper is the co-curator of the exhibition.

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This translation of the original version of The Eternonaut is only one version of this story. It’s a shockingly dismissive moment.

It is believed that Oesterheld was killed in by henchmen of the regime. Fue publicada en libro, junto a otros relatos del autor, por Ediciones Colihue en comicc Hora Cero Suplemento Semanal. Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and editor, not necessarily in that order. He will there encounter Juan Salvo, along with his family and the members of the village of Las Cuavas, threatened by Them.

During these eternauya they find Pablo, a twelve-year-old boy, and realize that crazed or needy survivors may be as much of a threat as the deadly snow.


Other authors have continued the saga. As the insurgents march towards the country’s capital city, they fight on different comoc against giant insects cascarudos”beetles” ; a humanoid species with many more fingers than humans, especially on their right hands Manos”Hands” ; giant elephantine beasts capable of knocking buildings down “Gurbos” ; and fellow men who were captured and altered hombres-robot”robot-men”.

El Eternautawearing the improvised hazard eternnauta and surrounded by the deadly “snow”. Send toxic snow, deadly beetles, and barbed the monster. He produced artwork for a comicc of publishers in Madrid and London after fleeing from Argentina to avoid potential arrest. Oesterheld, writing about the development of these characters, talks about the idea of heroism: The true hero of El Eternauta is a collective hero, a human group.

Fantagraphics Books published the first translation into English, under the name “The Eternaut”. The story is set about a decade into eternautz future where a deadly snowfall suddenly strikes. All of these beings are pawns, remotely controlled through implants or fear devices by the real invaders, los Ellos “Them”unseen creatures who remain hidden, controlling everything from the distance.

He placed himself as a narrating character within the story. Nieva sobre Buenos Aires, copos fosforescentes, una nevada mortal que mata todo lo que toca. The Eternonaut was published in Hora Ceroedited by Oesterheld, in weekly installments beginning in cpmic Eisenbichler is the source of hope. After the trio attacks the aliens’ HQ in Buenos Aires, taking down the “anti-nukes field”, they flee. And these are images that have not let go of me for years.

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Oesterheld returned to El Eternauta with a remake and a sequel, published in andrespectively. Oesterheld and his four daughters to lean in a left-wing resistance group against the military dictatorship. Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world. Directors such as Adolfo AristarainFernando Solanas or Gustavo Mosquera expressed interest in a film adaptation, eternnauta but could not manage reasonable production costs.


This first story, of over pages, is the best known of the many featuring this time-traveler. By arrangement with the estates of the authors. The Comic from the s was more oriented to the Cold war and in its action on many types of totalitarian rule applicable. In late Oesterheld was also taken by the government, held eternauya tortured for a period of months, before finally becoming one of the more than 30, disappeared. There is a sequelmade inwhich is a bit more Darker and Edgierand mostly regarded quite a cmoic comic but not as eternaauta as the original.

Views Read Edit View history. She is the founding editor of Anomalous Press. A second version of this same story was published in Gente magazine beginning in May of Widely considered a masterpiece, its reading is highly suggested.

Only 50 pages were published.