‘El Eternauta’ is being published in english. If you’re a fan of world comics culture, or just love historically important graphic is kind. “El Eternauta” (The Eternaut) is a fantastic story by Hector Oesterheld. And his oldest too. It began getting published in 3-page chapters each week in a. An attempt to (finally) translate Héctor Germán Oesterheld’s apocalyptic sci-fi masterpiece El Eternauta into English, starting with his original.

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Aliens take power in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. They send toxic snow, deadly beetles and stinging monsters. A clever father, Juan Salvo, decides to fight the powerful invaders who remain hidden and anonymous, remotely controlling their terrifying pawns.

He is the “Eternaut,” an “eternal traveler,” who ends eternuata traveling through time and space in search of his family. Twenty years after writing this comic, Oesterheld experienced a similar fate as his character’s. In his comic, aliens mercilessly exterminated the population in Buenos Aires. In real-life Argentina, the military junta under Jorge Rafael Videla imposed totalitarian rule interrorizing the population. Oesterheld and his four daughters joined a leftist guerilla group opposed to the dictatorship and ended up among the 30, Argentines who vanished during that period.

Known eternautz the “desaparecidos,” they were tortured, kidnapped and killed.

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It has since been established that his daughters were murdered, and it is believed that Oesterheld himself was murdered by the regime inbut his body was never found. It is now finding its way to the German market: In book form, the science fiction classic was translated to German and published in January Anna Kemper, journalist for the German weekly “Die Zeit,” initiated the project.

In January she published a long-form article about Oesterheld’s tragically disappeared family. She had learned about their story in while doing research in Argentina for another article. She saw pictures of Oesterheld’s four young, lively daughters, who eteernauta their lives fighting the regime. Oesterheld’s personal story and the one he wrote offer chilling similarities: The invasion of a hidden power, a family organizing the resistance, captivity in torture camps and the endless search for the lost family, to name englush a few.


Anna Kemper, co-curator of the current exhibition in Stuttgart, says the show explores how reality eerily reflects fiction. englksh

On May 10, the exhibition will move on to Berlin’s “Literarisches Colloquium. Anna Kemper doesn’t think so. The comic from the s was inspired by the Cold War, and similar events occurred under various forms of totalitarian rule. Instead, Kemper explains the similarities the other way around: He was politicized and had to stand up for his values, even if it was clear that doing so, he was risking his life,” she says.

‘El Eternauta’ is being published in english.

The comic book “El Eternauta” thus deeply reflected Oesterheld’s personality and values, and that later led him to he join the resistance against the military junta’s regime. Reading “El Eternauta” today allows one to make associations with a dark chapter of Argentine history. A chapter that is not yet closed; the issue occupies Argentine society to this day.

In the comic, the hero is defeated, doomed to spend the rest of his life searching for his family through space and time. Many do not know what happened to family members at that time and continue to le for their disappeared parents or children. The character, found in graffiti and in a subway station, remains a sternauta symbol in Argentina.

A political figure that stands for people who fight against odds for human rights, the “Eternaut” recalls the necessity of delving into the history of the dictatorship, says Anna Kemper. Eteenauta also notes that people are being “disappeared” in other dictatorships today. In Syria for example, around 60, people have disappeared under Assad’s regime, according to Amnesty International. You can simply switch names and see that what happened in Argentina keeps repeating itself,” she says.

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