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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Punisher Spin-Off Series for Netflix?


All I can say to that question is, "Hell, yeah!"

So recent rumored reports around the web-o-sphere is that Netflix and Marvel are discussing a potential Punisher live action show. "Why not?" I say.

In case you haven't noticed, most of the Netflix Marvel characters are their more street-level heroes. For me, it doesn't get more street-level than Frank Castle as the Punisher, offing mob guys, gang members, drug dealers, petty thieves, terrorists - you name it.

Fan demand is high no matter what the nay sayers say. With two critically and financially failed movies under Marvel's hard boiled vigilante's belt, maybe a TV series would work better for one of my favorite characters in comic books? I think it has a good chance.

While Netflix and Marvel haven't confirmed or denied these rumors, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had a reply for what's going round. "Any character that’s in there is on the table … It’s always possible," he said at a Television Critics Association event. 

However, he did also finish the answer with, "All the characters in the universe could also spin out. Right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so there are long production times and long post times. In some case, when we have character crossover, it makes it more difficult to manage production. It’s not the goal to put out more than one or two out a year."

Netflix and Marvel also confirmed at the Television Critics Association event that there will be a Season Two for Jessica Jones. So, even with the excitement bumping around based off these rumors, we might not get a Punisher spin-off Netflix series for quite some time. 

Daredevil and Luke Cage are slated for this year in 2016. From there, all we know is that Iron Fist is  in 2017's docket. Will the Defenders be next for 2017 or will Jessica Jones Season Two be squeezed in there and the Defenders pushed back?


Who knows, but I hope a Punisher series happens obviously. On the comic side of things, Amazing Spider-Man #129 and the first appearance of Frank Castle as the Punisher has been a hot comic since confirmation of Jon Bernthal being cast as the extreme comic book vigilante icon. 

I've talked about this particular key issue comic more than enough already. I've probably yapped to death about this character more than enough as well, but, oh, well.

Even the 2nd and 3rd appearances of the Punisher in Amazing Spider-Man #135 and Giant-Size Spider-Man #4 are key issues on the hot burner currently as well.  To me, however, those comics should've been ones to get long before the Netflix TV hype.

Since the character will run into Daredevil The Man Without Fear in Season Two of the show, even the 1st published meeting and battle between Daredevil and Punisher in Daredevil #183 is now a hot comic on the move up. That once over-looked key issue seems to be still going strong also.

The 1st origin of the character in Marvel Preview #2 is getting love in the market for high grades, but it's still being quite over-looked currently in my opinion. 9.8s have yet to hit the $1000 mark and 9.6s have moved into the $300 mark. 9.4s are in the 200 zone currently.

There's been no 2016 CGC sales for Marvel Preview #2 as of yet. I need to get my copy slabbed this year.

Of course, those aren't the only Punisher keys that are getting love in the market. There's also his #1 issue from his 1st headlining 4 issue mini-series plus a few others as well. I wouldn't even doubt if the clash between Punisher and Daredevil in Punisher #10 from his 1st on-going series is getting snagged up, but I haven't checked on that.

Anyhow, I've got my fingers crossed for an eventual Punisher spin-off show. Not just on the comic investment side of things, but as a fan. I'm both excited and worried about his debut in Season Two of Daredevil, but I and we won't have that long of a wait.

Daredevil Season Two is set to premiere March 18th.


9 comments:

  1. Hey Mayhem I'm also excited about this as well. Netflix is the best place to showcase the character of the Punisher. Also I would like to add another book to look for besides the ones mentioned above and that is the Marvel Super Action #1 magazine one-shot from 1976.

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  2. Nice! That brings a whole new Speculation Wave in terms of who' s going to be the bad guy. My bet is on Jigsaw. Hey, that really demands a top ten punisher villians list by uncle Mayhem...

    Ace

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    1. I seriously hope they bring Jigsaw into the fold...maybe not right away as the character, but at least, ease into the Billy Russo and then have the origin of how Punisher messes him up to become Jigsaw. I'm expecting more Marvel mafia elements if Punisher is going to play out in this Netflix thing. Crossing my fingers.

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  3. love punisher. bored as shit. tried messaging from my phone but like everything else around here when we get 14 inches snow nothing damn works. if I was given 5000 to go to a show I would buy a AF 15 or highest graded ASm 1 I could find. what would you guys get. JW

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    1. 5 grand? Man, JW! Getting me all excited on that! Sorry that the weather is going bonkers over there and I hear the east coast as well. I might just get me a high grade Tales to Astonish #44 with that amount of mulah or a Showcase #22.

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    2. Not high grade for the Showcase #22 though.

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  4. How much would a Superduperman 1 in low grade cost? I think this one is going to get more love. When people think Superman they always think Action Comics but forget Superman 1. Just an idea. I just tried to get an A.S. 129 in 6.5 but the seller would not give an inch from the price he had in mind. I offered 250 bucks and a Doc Strange 169 in 6.0 but no chance. Somehow I still have an imaginary line in my head which tells me not to spend more than 250 bucks on a single comic. Who knows where that line lies 2 years from now. I mean, as a kid I could never even think of getting a comic beyond 150 dollars. Crazy.

    Ace

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    1. Superduperman #1 in even low grades would be alot more than 5 grand fo sho. You might be able to swing a Wonder Woman #3 in 8.0 for that kinda money, but a Superman #1...highly unlikely.

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  5. Maybe that long box I have of worthless punishers will yield a hot book! I'm excited.

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