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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Retrieved from ” https: His range of subject matter, and distinctive illustrating style, has earned him international renown as one of the most inventive illustrators in Latin America.

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After the trio attacks the aliens’ HQ in Buenos Aires, taking down the “anti-nukes eternauha, they flee. Archived from the original on 3 May In this way, the narrative links every-day and fantastic elements. Such is the lasting power of the characters introduced in The Eternonautand such are the expansive possibilities introduced in the original version.

In this way, the hero of this story is the collective. Retrieved 11 June As the eterbauta march towards the country’s capital city, they fight on different occasions against giant insects cascarudos”beetles” ; a humanoid species with many more fingers than humans, especially on their right hands Manos”Hands” ; giant elephantine beasts eternaut of knocking buildings down “Gurbos” ; and fellow men who were captured and altered hombres-robot”robot-men”.

From his corpse, lacking any trace until today. During this time, Salvo meets and befriends a few of his fellow soldiers, namely Franco, a lathe operator, and Mosca, a journalist. This translation of the original version of The Eternonaut is only one version of this story.


Argentina in was at the beginning of the Dirty War, a period of especially cruel repressive measures taken by the military government in Argentina against its own people. Juan Salvo ya no es el mismo, tiene poderes especiales: There are notable differences in this second part.

The collective hero eternautz the e, part gives way to the figure of the leader with superhuman powers embodied by Juan Salvo. He produced artwork for a number of publishers in Madrid and London after fleeing from Argentina to avoid potential arrest.

As the story progresses, the real cause of the snowfall is revealed and the protagonist is quickly drafted into a makeshift resistance army. Unlike the version, the major powers do not support Buenos Aires in this one, rather they allied themselves to the aliens and surrender Latin America to the invaders.

“El Eternauta”: Argentine comic figure as a folk hero

He accidentally triggers a time eternautq apparatus in the craft. Oesterheld’s work took on increasingly political tones in the s and s, and he, along with his four daughters two of whom were pregnant at the timewere arrested by the Argentinean military government. By using this site, you agree to ccomic Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are translations to French and Italian, Italy being a country where El Eternauta hit it bigtime and a major reason for the sequel being made.

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Juan Salvo decides to return to his wife and daughter to go into hiding with them. Oesterheld and his four daughters to lean in a left-wing resistance group against the military dictatorship.


A third part, El Eternauta, Tercera Partepublished after the restoration of democracy, met with moderate success.

Disturbed by the Eternautz War and political repression of the period, Oesterheld criticized the dictatorship.

And these are images that have not let go of me for years. There are references, overt and implicit, to the Cold War. The story begins as a deadly snowfall covers Buenos Aires and the surrounding metropolitan areawiping out most life in a few hours.

Views Read Edit View history. There was later a third installmentnotoriously infamous for lack of endorsement by the original authors, with Oesterheld being already dead and hired writers and artists who remained anonymous at the time.

El Eternauta El Eternautawearing the improvised hazard suit and surrounded by the deadly “snow”. She is the founding editor of Anomalous Press.

The Eternaut – Wikipedia

Rather, it’s written from the point of view of the everyday person in a country indirectly threatened by the escalation of nuclear weaponry and the constant eterhauta of world war.

The Eternonaut is a seminal work of Latin American literature. Oesterheld worked with the best artists and illustrators of his time, including Alberto Breccia and Francisco Solano Lopez. Since the restoration of democracy inEl Eternauta has been continued in different versions by a variety of writers and artists. The story is set about a decade into the future where a deadly snowfall suddenly strikes.