MCU fans and comic book fans share only the things that Marvel wants them to share. Other than that, there’s a massive difference between the knowledge of only readers and only watchers. Most Marvel fans have only seen the movies, but only the comic readers know some facts that let them see the movie’s shortcomings or strong points. So here’s a list of top 10 facts that only Eternals comic readers know.
10. Eternals Are Actually From Earth
The Eternals are from planet Olympia in the movie, but this is entirely different from the comics. In the comics, the Celestials came to Earth in ancient times, before humans were born.
9. Eternals Weren’t Originally Part Of Marvel
Eternals’ creator, Jack Kirby, didn’t plan to make his superheroes a part of the Marvel Universe at all. But, marvel’s editorial department actually forced him to use a Hulk robot to make it seem like a part of the Marvel Universe.
8. Eternals live all over
While the Eternals originated on Earth, still not all Eternals live here. There’s an Eternal cluster on Saturn’s moon, Titan, from where Thanos is too. Unfortunately, the Titanial Eternals were actually responsible for the rise of Thanos.
7. Eternals started the genocidal reign of Thanos
Born different and purple, Thanos was hated by his world, including his own mom, who wanted to kill him. But, unfortunately, the people of Titan who ignored and abused Thanos as a kid were the Titanial Eternals. So, in a way, the Eternals were responsible for the level of destruction Thanos left behind everywhere he went.
6. Eternals’ Creator Was Fascinated By Mythology
Jack Kirby was always interested in mythology and wanted to know how it could be used in storytelling too. So, when Erich Von Däniken first published the book Chariots Of The Gods in 1969, he saw this and decided to use it as an inspiration for the Eternals in 1976.
5. Neil Gaiman Wrote An Issue
Famous TV creator and novel writer, Neil Gaiman, is a name that’s known by almost everybody, even if you don’t read comics. American Gods series writer wrote an Eternals reboot in 2006 when he took the Eternals back to the basics.
4. Their cosmic link to Earth
The Celestials gave the Eternals the “Machine,” which is their ultimate piece of technology that’s powered by Earth’s energy. It can be used to store Eternals’ memories as back-ups and even resurrect them when they die. But, unfortunately, it’s such an advanced object to use on Earth that messing with it too much can actually hurt the planet.
3. Zuras: The Leader
In the movie, Ajax is the leader of the Eternals, whereas, in the comics, the leader is Zuras. He is the first person to be made into an Eternal and is the smartest of them all.
2. The Mighty Machine
The “Machine” discussed above can do wonders to an Eternal’s body. An Eternal can go in and come out of the machine as a completely different being. The Eternals can change their sex, attributes of the body and can make themselves grow old.
In the movie, the Celestials didn’t allow the Eternals to interfere in humanity’s problems. This is completely different from the comics, as the Celestials never stop the Eternals from doing anything. Eternals fought alongside Avengers and even became their part once.
Which fact surprised you the most?