Unfortunately for Marvel fans, Eternals didn’t light up cinemas or critics when it premiered in November. In fact, the two-and-a-half-hour blockbuster received mostly “meh” reviews. But the story of the original comic book heroes and their inspiration is anything but.
Jack Kirby initially left Marvel Comics to join their main competitor, DC, in 1970, but it didn’t last long. When his comics didn’t sell well, he kept jumping the shark with ideas that nobody cared about and then returned to Marvel with his tail between his legs, but they greeted him with open arms.