6 years ago

Episode 24: Brief history of Ancient Aliens in Pop Culture & Comic Books (with Jack Kirby)

Comic Book Historians
Ancient Aliens or Ancient Astronauts are thought to have been extraterrestrials that visited earth before its recorded written history and influenced early mankind, and shaped its mythologies.  This video is a brief history of the genesis of this genre in the 20th century through books like H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu, Chariots of the Gods, Comic books like Jack Kirby's Eternals, culminating in the 1979 film, Alien.

We briefly discuss Lord Dunsany's The Gods of Pegana, Call of Cthulhu, Tuk Caveboy, Arthur C. Clarke 's The Sentinel, Jack Kirby's Easter Island Stone Men, The French Book The Morning of the Magicians, Robert Charroux, Herge's Tin Tin Flight 714 to Sydney, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's Marvel Adventures of the Kree and Inhumans, Chariots of the Gods, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Marvel Preview Neal Adams, Eternals, Ridley Scott 's Alien film. Are Alien's Space Engineer 's vs the Alien Xenomorph just a metaphor for Angels vs Demons?

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