Obscurity of DC Presents: Ultra-bscure Book Club, Week 61 (February 18-February 24) — KID ETERNITY (Pt. 2)!

Welcome, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Week 61 of Obscurity of DC’s Ultr-Obscure Book Club! This week we’ll be concluding a 2-week focus on…


Number of Issues: 8 (Please only read 9-16)

Synopsis from dcuniverseinfinite.com: Ever wonder who’s calling the shots? Ever wonder if those in control are reviewing all the resumes? If not, consider the case of Kid Eternity. Everyone knows someone like the Kid-the dude who seems just too cool to live. In his case, though, it’s true. Kid Eternity is dead, though he tries not to let that cramp his style. In a lot of ways, he’s a pretty typical teenager-more interested in the world in his head than in the job at hand, which is to help humanity raise its consciousness and climb the next rung of evolution’s ladder. Okay, so the Kid can call on anyone in all history to aid him in his quest, but there we go assuming the Kid’s going to notice it when he needs help. The Kid has this small denial problem. When your whole (after)life is just one damned thing after another, you tend to be pretty jaded, and things have to get awfully weird before the Kid gets moving.

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. Similar to other Vertigo series of it’s time, Kid Eternity often had surreal and fantastical elements in it’s 16-issue run. Do you enjoy those aspects enjoyable in this series or not? Explain.
  2. This series often dealt with discussing mature and controversial issues. Did you enjoy the series discussing these topics or not? Explain.
  3. Out of all the issues introduced in the entire series, which resurrected person (Cupid, Madame Blavatsky, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Neal Cassidy, Marilyn Monroe, Nikola Tesla, etc.) was your favorite? What made them unique and how they stand out to you?
  4. Toward the end of the series, as Hemlock and Luce investigate whether Kid Eternity’s powers has negatively impacted the world, we also see how it has positively impacted others, like Chi Chi and her relationships with her son. In your opinion, do you believe Kid Eternity’s powers impacted others positively or negatively in the story? Explain.
  5. In the finale of issue 16, Kid Eternity and his friends leave New York to find a woman called Hope while the various villains in the series follow him as he drives away.. Do you think this ending provided a satisfying conclusion to the overall series or not? Explain.

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