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Kid Eternity (DC)(Earth-S - Quality/Fawcett)

Contribution History:
Date User Field Old Value New Value
2012-05-24 15:40:29 aaronmoish Notes Though Kid Eternity came to DC via the purchase of Quality Comics, this version got placed on Earth-S with all the Fawcett characters. Indeed, he was made a part of the Marvel Family, more or less, by virtue of the fact that he was said to be Freddy (Captain Marvel, Jr.) Freeman's brother.

When the Crisis on Infinite Earths destroyed Earth-S, this version of the character presumably died, too. His death was not shown, however.
Though Kid Eternity came to DC via the purchase of Quality Comics, this version got placed on Earth-S with all the Fawcett characters. Indeed, he was made a part of the Marvel Family, more or less, by virtue of the fact that he was said to be Freddy (Captain Marvel, Jr.) Freeman's brother. So, for all intents and puposes, the Quality version and Earth-S version of this character should be considered one and the same.

When the Crisis on Infinite Earths destroyed Earth-S, this version of the character presumably died, too. His death was not shown, however.
2012-05-24 15:26:55 aaronmoish First Name Christopher 'Kit'
2012-05-24 15:26:55 aaronmoish Last Name Freeman
2012-05-24 15:26:55 aaronmoish Alias Kid Eternity (Quality) Kid Eternity (DC)(Earth-S - Quality/Fawcett)
2012-05-24 15:26:55 aaronmoish Notes The extent to which there's a relationship between this character and subsequent DC versions, all of which were seen a minimum of 22 years after the last appearance of this character, is a matter of some great debate.

Nominally, DC would probably claim that their first, bronze age stab at the character was intimately related to this one. Indeed, they took great pains to rewrite this character's backstory to make it appear as though the origin of this character was the origin of their character.

But the retcon stretches even the most flexible of minds. DC tried to tell us that this character, despite being originated at Quality, was actually a part of the Captain Marvel universe (read: Earth-S), created by Fawcett. One of the more blatant "edits" was the substitution of Shazam for St. Peter as the source of Kid Eternity's power. In other words, the original's powers come from God, while the DC retcon has his powers coming from a wizard.

While this database obviously makes no comment on this for religious grounds, it does note that this is a fundamental difference in origin that prevents the two characters from being viewed as a single, continuous entity.

An interesting counterpoint to this reasoning can be found online, in which coincidences between Captain Marvel and Kid Eternity are noted. The argument seems to be that the co-incidences are so blatant that nudging the character onto Earth-S was a no-brainer. Only thing is, though, the Kid's power set is completely different from anyone else in the Marvel Family, and his actual origin has more to do with Deadman than anyone else in the DCU.

This character's evolution at DC stands in marked contrast with, for example, the Blue Beetle, whose Charlton lives are integrated neatly into the DCU, and continue to provide a source of reasonable inspiration for the very most current versions of the character.

Though Kid Eternity came to DC via the purchase of Quality Comics, this version got placed on Earth-S with all the Fawcett characters. Indeed, he was made a part of the Marvel Family, more or less, by virtue of the fact that he was said to be Freddy (Captain Marvel, Jr.) Freeman's brother.

When the Crisis on Infinite Earths destroyed Earth-S, this version of the character presumably died, too. His death was not shown, however.
2007-03-10 11:24:52 IndieRockLance Alias Kid Eternity (Quality) Kid Eternity (Quality)
2006-09-01 15:06:58 DarthSkeptical Alias Kid Eternity (Quality 01) Kid Eternity (Quality)
2006-09-01 15:05:35 DarthSkeptical Alias Kid Eternity (Quality) Kid Eternity (Quality 01)
2006-09-01 15:03:47 DarthSkeptical Powers By saying the word "Eternity", he can summon, according to Hit Comics #25, "any person in mythology or history. They shall come, and you shall enter their body . . . and battle in that form. Also, you shall make your body appear as a ghost or as a living person. Your powers are unlimited, Kid." By saying the word "Eternity", he can summon, according to Hit Comics #25, "any person in mythology or history. They shall come, and you shall enter their body . . . and battle in that form. Also, you shall make your body appear as a ghost or as a living person. Your powers are unlimited, Kid."

It's worth pointing out that his powers are different in every story after Hit #25. Instead of the historical figure switching places with the Kid, the figure is summoned to fight alongside him.

2006-03-07 14:48:14 DarthSkeptical Powers By saying the word "Eternity", he can summon, according to Hit Comics #25, "any person in mythology or history. They shall come, and you shall enter their body . . . and battle in that form. Also, you shall make your body appear as a ghost or as a living person. Your powers are unlimited, Kid." By saying the word "Eternity", he can summon, according to Hit Comics #25, "any person in mythology or history. They shall come, and you shall enter their body . . . and battle in that form. Also, you shall make your body appear as a ghost or as a living person. Your powers are unlimited, Kid."
2006-03-07 14:47:48 DarthSkeptical Powers By saying the word "Eternity", he can summon, according to Hit Comics #25, "any person in mythology or history. They shall come, and you shall enter their body . . . and battle in that form. Also, you shall make your body appear as a ghost or as a living person. Your powers are unlimited, Kid." By saying the word "Eternity", he can summon, according to Hit Comics #25, "any person in mythology or history. They shall come, and you shall enter their body . . . and battle in that form. Also, you shall make your body appear as a ghost or as a living person. Your powers are unlimited, Kid."
2006-03-07 14:47:48 DarthSkeptical Bio While on a Merchant Marine vessel at the height of World War II, an orphaned kid is blown out of the water, along with everyone else on board.

He dies and goes to a place very like the conventional view of the Christian heaven.

Literally at the Pearly Gates, St. Peter hands off the new arrival to his assistant, an old man checking names of incoming arrivals off a list. This guy, Mr. Keeper, is the secretary, or the one who "keeps", the Book of Life.

And he's made a mistake. WIthout ever saying the kid's name, he notes that the kid's not on the list. He says that he's actually made a mistake. So Mr. Keeper (who could easily be read as God in humble guise) restores the kid to a state of what might be called "undead". He additionally gives him powers sufficient to right most wrongs on Earth and sends him back to the land of the living.

2006-03-07 14:27:22 DarthSkeptical Powers By saying the word "Eternity", he can summon, according to Hit Comics #25, "any person in mythology or history. They shall come, and you shall enter their body . . . and battle in that form. Also, you shall make your body appear as a ghost or as a living person. Your powers are unlimited, Kid."
2006-03-07 14:20:22 DarthSkeptical Notes The extent to which there's a relationship between this character and subsequent DC versions, all of which were seen a minimum of 22 years after the last appearance of this character, is a matter of some great debate.

Nominally, DC would probably claim that their first, bronze age stab at the character was intimately related to this one. Indeed, they took great pains to rewrite this character's backstory to make it appear as though the origin of this character was the origin of their character.

But the retcon stretches even the most flexible of minds. DC tried to tell us that this character, despite being originated at Quality, was actually a part of the Captain Marvel universe (read: Earth-S), created by Fawcett. One of the more blatant "edits" was the substitution of Shazam for St. Peter as the source of Kid Eternity's power. In other words, the original's powers come from God, while the DC retcon has his powers coming from a wizard.

While this database obviously makes no comment on this for religious grounds, it does note that this is a fundamental difference in origin that prevents the two characters from being viewed as a single, continuous entity.

This character's evolution at DC stands in marked contrast with, for example, the Blue Beetle, whose Charlton lives are integrated neatly into the DCU, and continue to provide a source of reasonable inspiration for the very most current versions of the character.

2006-03-07 13:51:34 DarthSkeptical New Character


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