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Read Neil Gaiman's Eternals this weekend. Going into this book I knew little to nothing about the Eternals other than they were created by Jack Kirby and that they were Marvels answer to the New Gods. And as far as parallels go between the big two (and there is a lot as all of you know) DC rips Marvel to peices with almost every doppelganger. With that in mind, however, I must say that Gaiman took the Enternals far beyond the level of DC's New Gods to me. I've never read Kirby's original iterations of either so I can't for certain make an opinion about their original counterparts.
Gaiman being the brilliant mind that he is though takes Kirbys original concept and rehashes it for a newer age audience without entirely rebooting them or butchering the work that Kirby put into these characters. (This is the 3rd sitting writing this)
The idea that humanities origins are written in the stars, and either we arent native to earth and forgot that knowledge or extraterrestrials put us here as a petri dish experiment are ideas that seem like they are common among the general (nonsheep) populus, at least in the circles I run in. Idk man I'm finishing this up a little tired, and a little drunk, but the origins of the human race are a big mystery and I don't give a fuck how much you believe in anything; nothing is for certain except love and death, so keep an open mind.