eyung-eternusEYUNG

Official Name: Eyung;
    also known as Eternus

Nature: Former (destroyed) extraterrestrial world (see comments) in the Andromeda galaxy

Natives: Eyungians, aka the Eternals of Eyung;
    various fauna (see the image below of the red reptilian creature and the yellow, winged creature (also possibly reptilian; see also the creature shown battling an Eyungian in the Games)
eyung-eternus-wildlife

Population: Zero;
    formerly billions of Eyungians and an unrevealed number of various fauna

Capital City: Unrevealed

Government: Presumably ruled by a monarch

Languages: Unrevealed

Defense: The Eternals of Eyung had a large, powerful, and deadly space fleet

Places of Interest: Unrevealed

Visitors: the Celestials, Gigantans of Gigantus (only approaching the planet to launch retaliatory Reaction Bombs)

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#115 (October, 1971)

History:

(Fantastic Four I#115 (fb) / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Overmind entry / Quasar I#16 (fb)) - Eyung was a ringed planet in the Andromeda galaxy.

(Quasar I#16 (fb)) - Apparently at some point the Celestials visited the world (see comments) that would become known as Eyung, experimenting on its natives and diverging three races, a baseline normal, Deviants, and Eternals.

    The Eternals apparently became the dominent race (see comments).

(Fantastic Four I#115 (fb) / Quasar I#16 (fb)) - Eyung developed into "a place of primitive savagery --rampant, unchecked-- yet existing side by side with science and technology to stun the senses!" 

    Developing a massive space fleet, Eyungians left Eyung to assault other worlds.

    When not battling other worlds, Eyungians battled each other and Eyung's various creatures in the Games.

(Fantastic Four I#115 (fb)) - Vowing retribution after the Eyungians destroyed Gigantus, the Gigantans launched a vast armada that soon attacked Eyung. The Gigantans also struck with Reaction Bombs.eyung-eternus-bombed

(Fantastic Four I#115 (fb)) - Seeing their planet was doomed, the Eyungian population transferred their mental powers into their greatest warrior, Grom.

    The Over-Mind was transferred to the interstellar beamer, which fired him into the trackless void beyond the galaxies to incubate.

(Fantastic Four I#115 (fb) - BTS) - Eyung was destroyed, and the Eternals of Eyung perished.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Archie Goodwin, John Buscema, and Joe Sinnott.

    Read the Grom/Over-Mind profile for the history of the Eternals who lived on in Over-Mind's form.

    Originally, the planet was not identified, and it was just shown as the world of the "Eternals." 

    In the original Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#8: Overmind entry, it was called Eternus.
    The world's name was later retconned to Eyung in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition: Overmind entry.
    It was confirmed as Eyung in Quasar I#14-16.

    Eyung's galaxy was described by the Watcher as being ancient when the stars of the Milky Way were aborning.
    At least as early as
the original OHotMU entry on the Over-Mind, this galaxy was defined as the Andromeda galaxy. I'm not sure of the relative ages of the Milky Way vs. the Andromeda galaxies; an internet search gives a lot of contradictory information, and I don't know where to go to get the definitive answer.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Eyung, aka Eternus, has no known connection to


images: (without ads)
Fantastic Four I#115, pg. 3, panel 1 (Eyung from orbit);
          panel 2 (savage fauna; red lizard, yellow flying thing);
          panel 3 (Eyung city);
        pg. 12, panel 2 (Eyung bombed by Gigantans)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four I#115 (October, 1971) - Archie Goodwin (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 11/03/2019
Last updated: 11/03/2019

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