If you are not familiar with the name, The Eternal Warrior a/k/a Gilad Anni-Padda is the brother to Aram “Armstrong” Anni-Padda. Aram is half of the team starring in Archer & Armstrong. Armstrong and his young companion/would-be-assassin Obadiah Archer are trying to prevent a secret society known as The Sect from gaining the power of the Boon, the mysterious device that somehow granted immortality to both Armstrong and Gilad, while at the same time wiping out most life on Earth.
Who is the Eternal Warrior?
Like his brother he is an immortal Mesopotamian. Gilad has walked the Earth for nearly 10,000 years. But unlike Aram, Gilad is “a master of strategy and weaponry, an unrelenting force of nature capable of dismantling entire armies with little effort and less conscience.”
Gilad Anni-Padda is a soldier. He is the best soldier, ever. He gets the job done. But what will this mean when his target is Archer? How can Armstrong react? Will he have to choose between his brother and his new, best friend and cohort in the battle against the The Sect?
This isn’t Gilad’s first appearance in the title. Sharp readers may remember he did turn up in the first issue. He was corpse, wrapped up in bandages, but he was there. It was his brother’s (Ivar) grief over his death that cause the Boon to be used, changing history. This is the first time readers will see the Eternal Warrior in action in the pages of Valiant Comics since the relaunch.
How long until we see an ongoing series featuring the Eternal Warrior and Ninjka? I would guess that would be up to you. Let Valiant know how you feel about these returning characters, and they are bound to get their own titles soon.
See a preview of Archer & Armstrong # 5, by Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino below!
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 Delivers The Wrath of the ETERNAL WARRIOR!