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#1632

It’s not Marvel proper though. It’s Sony trying to maximize the properties they own.


#1633

oh… huh… why the hell is that part of the Sony deal? =/

Well, same deal tho… I think McFarlane is still going ahead with his new Spawn movie, so he’ll probably not let them just do that nilly-willy.

Hmm… I wonder if Sleepwalker is also part of the Sony deal, that could be cool… and for some of those lesser known characters 'cause Sony could actually go with a horror movie. Disney won’t… ever…


#1634

Most of his appearances came in the 1990s in various titles starring Spider-Man and in his own short lived, self-titled series. One of his more prominent roles was in the Maximum Carnage crossover.

He first appeared in Web of Spider-Man #97 - less than a year after Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, whose costume the armor resembles with a prehensile cloak and self-repair abilities.

So while they don’t seem to consistently operate rules on this he looks to be considered a Spider-Man supporting character. Looks like someone at Sony has been given the task of reading the thousands of Spidey books out there and finding any concepts (think) they can work with.


#1635

#1636

That sounds like a fun job to me.
Where can I apply?


#1637

Maybe you missed the part where you had to read Nightwatch comics.


#1638

I assume no one at Marvel much cares for reasons you highlighted. It sounds like McFarlane is going in a decidedly non-superhero direction. So if Sony were going to capitalize on a superhero version of a similar character, there might be room.


#1639

Never heard of him.

So the only thing I can state with certainty is that it is a post-1990 character :wink:


#1640

And they went all the way to the 1990s before they found one they liked? :open_mouth:

Sony need to hire better people.


#1641

I don’t think Prowler was ever Todd’s to take or leave anywhere. Created in the 60s by Stan Lee and … hmm … John Buscema I should think?


#1642

In fairness they were working backwards from the late '90s.


#1643

Let me know if you need a reference :wink:


#1644

Bingo.

1)-78

(Seems like Romita Jr was also involved, interestingly. He would have been 13 at the time!)


#1645

#1646

McFarlane allegedly based Spawn’ s character design on Prowler


#1647

Ah, ok, I misunderstood your comment. I thought you were saying he created the Prowler himself.


#1648

Well, he did that too


#1649

For whatever reason, that was one of my favorite Spidey stories ever.


#1650

Ha! 0% on RT for the Inhumans so far… that doesn’t bode well… :smile:


#1651

Wow, it’s that high? I was expecting a lower score :slight_smile: