Marvel Comics has partnered with Webtoon to reveal the secret story Marvel Cinematic Universe in a brand new one Eternal webcomic. Chloe Zhaos Eternal was one of MCU’s most ambitious films to date, introducing a whole team of ancient superheroes – the defenders of humanity, who were the basis of so many myths and legends about gods and monsters. These ancient aliens have lived among humans for about 5,000 years, protecting humans from the monstrous threat posed by the Deviants.
Eternal only hinted at the great history of its heroes, with a series of flashbacks – including their arrival in ancient Mesopotamia and their time in the city of Babylon. The latter is particularly important because it positions the eternal as the founders of human civilization, guardians of the first great city. According to erased scenes that came with the home release, Babylon was the last place that the eternals considered home – the last place where they lived together as a family.
Now, Marvel Comics and Webtoon have teamed up to create a seven-issue web comic that tells the story of The Eternals – set in MCU’s continuity. Each issue has a different creative team, and all seven issues are available on Webtoon and Marvel Unlimited. Eternals: The 500 Year War takes place in ancient Babylon, where Sprite retells the story of the Eternal conflict with the Deviants. “Bring Eternals: The 500 Year War to Marvel Unlimited will open doors for our international creative teams to tell much more personal stories by placing them in their home countries,“said Marvel’s editor – in – chief CB Cebulski.These stories also break boundaries and provide suspense beyond anything fans can imagine with these diverse, multicultural characters.“
This is the first original cartoon in MCU continuity since its construction Avengers: Infinity War in 2019, where most affiliated comics simply served to retell the film’s narratives in another medium. What’s more, this time the webcomic features some of Marvel’s top talents – with the creative team including writers Dan Abnett, Aki Yanagi, Jongmin Shin, Ju-Yeon Park, David Macho, Rafael Scavone and Yifan Jiang alongside artists Geoffo, Rickie Yagawa , Do Gyun Kim, Magda Price, Marcio Fiorito; and Gunji. While there is no official statement as to whether webcomic should be considered canon, it is important to note that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is also Chief Creative Officer for Marvel Entertainment, which means he would like to sign off on this .
Hopefully this is just the beginning of the partnership between Marvel Comics and Webtoon, and future comics are also set in MCU. The MCU has evolved into a transmedial multiverse, and there’s no reason why comics can not be one of the media that is part of the franchise – especially given Kevin Feige’s position in Marvel’s organizational structure. For now, though, this is just an option for anyone who enjoyed Eternal on the big screen to celebrate the Disney + release with a tie.
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