The long-delayed Eternals film will hopefully arrive in November. And just today, we finally saw a glimpse of Eternals footage for the first time in a new Marvel Studios Phase 4 trailer (FYI, I wrote this blog on May 3rd).
While the Eternals are not A-list Marvel characters (yet), there are many reasons to believe this movie will be good. First, Kevin Feige has shown a penchant for elevating B-list characters (see, e.g., The Guardians of the Galaxy). Second, Chloe Zhao, the director of the Eternals, just won an Oscar for Director of the Year for Nomadland. Third, Kevin Feige recently gushed about Chloe’s work on the Eternals during an interview with Variety. Of course, it could turn out to be a dud, but signs are pointing to a smash hit.
Not surprisingly, comic book investors have been snapping up Eternals #1 ever since Marvel announced the project back in 2019. The value of a CGC 9.8 copy has shot up by 132% during the past two years. A little more recently, investors have also identified the first appearance of Sersi in Eternals #3 as a major key. This issue is still affordable but has gotten hot. You can still buy raw, mid-grade copies of this book on eBay for around $40.
The good news is that there are still many key issues related to the Eternals that you can purchase raw for around $25 or less. We’ll discuss a few below. Part 2 is coming next week.
Eternals #2: 1st Appearance of Ajak & the Celestials
Eternals #2 contains the first appearances of one confirmed character, Ajak (portrayed by Salma Hayek), and the first appearance of a set of characters, the Celestials, that are likely to appear.
First Salma Hayek is a major star and did appear in the Eternals teaser footage, so it’s likely she’ll play an important role in the film. Also, considering that the movie will tell a 7,000-year story about the origins of life, it only makes sense that we see the Celestials who created the Eternals, the Deviants, and humanity in the comics.
This book is heating up but is still affordable. The value of a CGC 9.8 has risen by over 76% over the past two years. You should be able to find a raw, mid-to-high-grade on eBay from around $25 to $40.
Eternals #5: 1st Appearances of Thena & Makkari
Eternals #5 contains the first appearances of two confirmed characters: Thena (portrayed by Angelina Jolie) and Makkari (portrayed by Lauren Ridloff). Considering Angelina Jolie’s is an A-list start, it’s likely that Thena will receive a decent amount of screen time.
Since Marvel announced the Eternals film, this issue’s value has climbed substantially. For example, the value of a CGC 9.8 has increased by over 40% over the past two years. That being said, this issue is still affordable. You can still buy decent-looking, raw copies for $20 to $40 on eBay. $20 to $40 for Angelina Jolie’s first appearance in the MCU? Probably worth it.
What do you think about investing in the three comics discussed above? Please let us know what your opinions are in the comments section below!