Aloha CHUniverse, and welcome back to Weekend Specs! This week we have a big rumor that Sony is putting out a Nightwatch solo film ahead of the Spawn reboot. Heartthrob a low print Indy book was optioned as well this week. Also we have a possible villain for Punisher revealed in the recent teaser trailer. Lastly a few easter eggs that took me multiple viewings and years to find before I noticed them. Let’s jump in!!!
Web of Spider-Man #97, #99 1st Kevin Trench, 1st Nightwatch
So apparently Marvel is going to rush out a solo Nightwatch movie by Sony as a middle finger to Todd McFarlane. Supposed official announcement coming soon of the wannabe Spawn movie. This whole arc of Web of Spider-Man might be worth a pickup as I recently wrote this book up in a previous post.
Heart Throb #1
This small print run Oni Press book has been optioned. Will it go anywhere only time will tell. But it’s a cheap spec and has three covers. The Fleetwood Mac homage is kinda funny, can’t get over those dangling balls.
Punisher vol.6 #13, #14 1st William Rawlins
From the newly released Punisher show teaser some are saying he appears in a brief clip. This might also be a clip of Jigsaw pre completely destroyed face. Cheap spec, villains from Netflix shows do see a little pop.
X-Man #1 1st Nate Grey
With the introduction of Cable in the Fox film franchise one must ask what does that mean for Cable’s brother from another dimension. X-man is one of the top power level characters in Marvel along the likes of Franklin, Legion, Phoenix, etc.. Also let’s not forget Nate’s arch nemesis Onslaught who’s first appearance I’ve wrote up in the past. Don’t sleep on these books because they are in dollar bins, they may pan out in the next couple years.
What if Vol.2 #30 1st grown up Valeria?
I just wrote up Valeria Richards/Von Doom and her many different first appearances, not long ago, in Weekend Specs for the rumored F4 reboot. In my back issue searching I ran across another book that could be considered her first that isn’t talked about at all. I like to search What ifs? lately because a few of them have hit and done well, found this in the dollar bin and couldn’t be happier.
Longshot #1, and Giant Size X-men Annual #10 1st Longshot
So after watching AOA probably about a dozen times, I noticed there’s a little boy with Longshot’s haircut in a background shot. In all my searching I haven’t found anyone that has mentioned this. There’s mention of the hand in a tank of the Collectors in Guardian of the Galaxy as being a Longshot easter egg, which it is and is actually unintentional. No mention of the little boy with the blonde mullet in AOA though. I believe Longshot #1 is the first appearance even though Giant Size X-men Annual #10 says introducing Longshot on the cover. I’ve highlighted these books in the past with Mojo’s 1st appearance in a cheap villains spec. I do think we will see a Longshot at some point in film.
Sleepwalker #1 1st Sleepwalker
Good ol Sleepy, this pick goes with the book above, an easter egg I missed a dozen times. Sleepwalker’s outfit appears in the background of Big Hero 6 film along with some other Marvel-verse easter eggs. You can see them here (page 3). Big Hero 6 returns this November in a television series with the original cast. The show has already been renewed for a second season before its first episode has even aired. A couple rumors go along with this, that some Marvel characters will cameo in the television series and that this will lead to Big Hero Six 2 or let’s call it Big Hero 7.
So there you have it friends this weekends edition of Weekend Specs. I find it funny how you can watch a movie multiple times and miss little things, but maybe one of these little things missed may have importance down the road. I also want to say the Batman Harley Quinn cartoon is a good watch and Harley is pretty funny. Stinking up the Batmobile. I should have another PGX unboxing article coming up soon, as well as a write up for the Guardians of the Galaxy ride and the Disney collector’s store. We will be on vacation soon and plan on checking out some of the comic stores we order from in California and Arizona on our trip. Jesse James here we come! Until next time friends, thanks for reading and happy hunting!!!