Gilgamesh: Eternal #1-3 The Complete Series

by Cam Kerkau and Kostas Pantoulas

The world’s first story comes to its epic conclusion in the 3rd and final issue of this popular fantasy-action comic series!

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“With its unconventional layouts and thrilling fight scenes—not to mention the drama between Demi-gods and humans—Gilgamesh Eternal is bloody brilliant. And I do mean bloody!”
—David M. Booher (Canto, Rain, Dungeons & Dragons)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest story, dating back almost five millennia. But Gilgamesh’s dilemma is something that remains relevant today and always will. How can you live peacefully after you've been confronted by your own mortality?

Gilgamesh: Eternal is a reimagining of The Epic of Gilgamesh as a fantasy-action comic written by Cam 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 travels to the Cedar Forest with his love, Enkidu, to conquer the giant Humbaba. With the help of some benevolent gods, they vanquish the beast and return home to a hero's welcome. Unfortunately, a jealous goddess had more than monsters in store for them.

In the wake of Goddess Inanna's meddling, Gilgamesh: Eternal #2 finds the city of Uruk shattered and Gilgamesh lost to the unknown wilderness. He searches the ends of the Earth for the wisdom 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, a high-priestess to Inanna and Gilgamesh’s closest companion, 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.

Now, in Gilgamesh: Eternal #3, the fate of Sumer hangs in the balance as armies march to Uruk’s door and Gilgamesh shows no sign of return. He journeys with Urshanabi the Ferryman beyond the borders of the natural world. Perhaps he has found the answer to his mortality, but will he reach it in time, and, more importantly, what price will he pay?

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Kostas Pantoulas graduated from the Ornerakis Applied Arts School in 2006 and from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2014. His most known project is “Lost in Space,” a comic book adaptation of the television series of the same name. Since 2017, he has been working on the titles “Sharks on a Train,” “Dead and Forgotten,” “Decay of Sanity” and “21st Century Man.” He also continues his collaboration with Uptown Chronicles.

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Mira Mortal is an indie comic letterer and writer who is compelled to try almost every weird potato chip and soda flavor that enters the market. Her comic credits include “Doll Island,” “Zombie Clown Circus,” “Modern Animals,” “Seeress,” “Norah,” “The Servant,” “LIF,” “Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius,” “SPLIT,” “I.D.,” webcomics and contributions to various anthologies. She can usually be found working on a few projects at any given time.

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Cam Kerkau is an editor and writer of comics based out of Swartz Creek, Michigan. His love of comic script writing began at an early age and developed into a career overseeing projects such as "Nightwalkers" by Cullen Bunn and Joe Bocardo, "In His Own Image" by Gabriele Schiavoni, "Corollary" by Adam Rose and Robert Ahmad, and many more. Gilgamesh: Eternal is a passion project born from a love of history and the comic book form. If funded, Gilgamesh: Eternal #1-3 would be Cam’s third successful crowdfunding campaign.

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