Jimmy Kimmel's Childhood Comic 'The Terrific Ten' Gets A Star-Studded Adaptation For His Birthday

"That was the best gift I ever got."

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel turned 50 on Monday and received plenty of surprises from celebrities on his show. That includes a star-studded adaptation of the original comic book he drew when he was growing up, no doubt making every creative kid in history very jealous.

The surprise started off with Ben Affleck teasing his next superhero project, and bringing director J.J. Abrams out to talk about it. Abrams showed off a copy of "The Terrific Ten," which Kimmel said he drew when he was 9 or 10 years old. 


Kimmel seemed amused enough that Abrams was able to get the comic "through various sources." But he was in for an even bigger surprise when the director premiered the official trailer for his adaptation. "The characters really spoke to me," he shared. "And they demanded to be brought to life."

"The Terrific Ten" stars Affleck as Muscle Man, along with a team of superheroes played by Zach Galifianakis, Billy Crudup, Shaquille O'Neal, Ty Burrell, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Kimmel's Cousin Sal, and Jennifer Aniston. They all team up to defeat villain Dr. Bolt, who is obviously played by Matt Damon.

We won't lie, we kind of want to see a full-length version of this. Kimmel seemed to like it, too, as he called it "the best gift I ever got."

Watch "The Terrific Ten" come to life in the video below:


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