When Marvel launches the new Eternals comic this November it will have a whopping 40 covers according to CBR https://www.cbr.com/marvel-eternals-1-nearly-40-variant-covers/
This news isn’t exactly new. It’s been around for a little while but it got me thinking. Marvel hasn’t even started to Hype the Eternals yet. Just minor rumblings. Hearing that they will launch the new comic series with so many covers just reinforces to me that they are going to push this franchise hard.
Over the past two and a half years I have been big on the bronze age run of the Eternals. The past six months or so I have noticed prices for the first 19 issues plus the annual from Kirby’s run standing still and if anything moving up only slightly on the main keys and in some cases selling for a reduced price. That’s usually how it goes when waiting for a film or franchise to finally hit. Pretty much the calm before the storm.
I don’t think that lull will last much longer. Marvel is going to show off their new powerhouse franchise very soon. It is just a matter of time before an official tailor hits and information on where the next phase of the MCU is headed.
I haven’t come across anything official on how many film there will be but I can’t imagine that the Eternals is a one and done film. I doubt it will flop or just do mediocre either. The cast is too big with a lot of heavy hitters and the whole cosmic aspect will need time and many films to fully pan out no matter what the main story and threat are.The Eternals are hear for the long haul.
I have said this before but time to buy into the bronze age keys at good prices, especially in mid grade is closing. If you didn’t get in early and are thinking about buying any of the first 19 issues do it soon. Once the movie hits and all that cosmic goodness comes to fruition odds are today’s prices will probably seem like a good deal. Never any guarantees of course but we’ve all seen how the market reacts to popular movies and their once dollar bin (cheap) first appearances. Guardians of the Galaxy is still the best example of this.
I don’t know if buying now will give massive profit but their is still room to grow with these books as far as making some money down the road goes. Definitely buy now (or very soon) for the personal collection if you haven’t done so and have wanted to.