Aloha CHUniverse and welcome back to Weekend Specs. Comic con is upon us and with new trailers dropping we have new specs to cover. News of a solo Dr. Doom film and Spawn reboot have the comic world a buzz. Tons of upcoming comic character roles have been cast this week as well. So a lot of I told you so’s this weekend with books that were written up in the past on Weekend Specs but finally were confirmed for Tv or film. I also have a handful of new TV/Film specs with low price points that should be easily found. Let’s Jump In!!!
Flash #180 1st Baron Katana 1st Samuroids.
New trailer for the coming season of Flash at SDCC revealed the Samuroids and or Baron Katana. Found in the $10-$50 range and an old 12 cent Flash book it has some room to grow.
Amazing Spider-Man #411 1st Gaunt
Some rumors regarding the Spiderverse Silver and Black movie broke this week. It appears Gaunt will be one of the villains of the film. Mendel Stromm 1st appeared in ASM #37 as an Oscorp employee and became Gaunt the Robot Master in issue #411.
Web of Spider-Man #36 1st Tombstone
Have written this up in the past on Weekend Specs and now it looks like Tombstone will be joining Gaunt in Silver and Black. Don’t have very high expectations for a Silver Sable movie but let’s hope they prove me wrong. As for all the supposed Spiderverse movies, I think they are all in trouble. I think Kraven could work as a standalone but like Blind Adam said they can’t really have someone wearing a fishbowl on their head the whole time for a Mysterio movie.
Journey into Mystery #97, #99 cameo and 1st full Surtur
Surtur appears in the new trailer for Thor 3. Have written this up in the past as well now it comes to fruition. I think Journey into Mystery #97 is a mention only and not a cameo I have to dig it out and check, but out of the two #99 is the one you want.
Justice League of America Vibe #3 1st Breacher.
Danny Trejo was cast as Breacher in The Flash television show. Good cheap spec can be found in dollar bins. The Thinker was also cast for the coming season of Flash his first appearance we’ve written up in the past too, All Flash #12
Flashpoint #1 #1 This book now becomes a 2fer used in Television and now the title of the coming Flash film. Has also been written up in the past for Weekend Specs. There is a SDCC variant for this that could catch some heat as well as the regular cover.
Ironman #219 1st appearance Ghost
So looks like this is the main Villain for Antman and the Wasp from SDCC news today. Book is cheap now is the time to buy might be a good flip down the road.
Powerman #24 1st Black Goliath Bill Foster
Another book written up on past Weekend Specs. I said Bill Foster would either show up on Luke Cage or Antman’s sequel and we news from SDCC today Laurence Fishburne will play Bill Foster in Antman and the Wasp. So will he become the Black Goliath is the next big question. Michelle Pfeiffer was also cast as Janet Van Dyne.
Fantastic Four #51st Doctor Doom, 1st Banner/Hulk in full page ad
Biggest and best news is a coming Doctor Doom standalone film with the creator of Fox ‘s TV show Legion Noah Hawley at the helm. Let’s hope they have it right this time. Books already pricey but with a solo movie on the horizon I expect this to become more valuable then FF #1, that’s a bold statement.
So there you have it friends a new list of specs to hunt down for your weekend back issue safari. Lots of good info and trailers coming out of SDCC it’s hard to keep up, hope this helps. Thanks for reading and Happy Hunting!!!