We have a scoop by way of Mikey Sutton whose insider sources have leaked the roster of characters being considered for the Midnight Sons movie.
The Midnight Sons LineUp
The characters being discussed to make up the team consist of:
- Ghost Rider
- Jennifer Kale
- Werewolf By Night
- Nadeem Hassan
There is no filmmaker attached and the lineup is not finalized. This means other members could potentially join such as Moon Knight, Doctor Strange, and The Punisher. It would also be great to get Morbius The Living Vampire if Marvel and Sony can work out a deal for the rights of that character. Ghost Rider is planned to be a cameo appearance in the first Blade movie, and the Midnight Sons team is being positioned to form in Blade 2.
This one-shot issue features the first team-up of Marvel’s monster characters. They are not called The Midnight Sons here, but the concept is used. This is a similar situation to Swamp Thing 50 which teamed up DC’s monster characters, but they were not called by their team name until Justice League Dark 1 from the New 52 series.
Since 2017 9.8’s have easily exceeded $1,000. 9.6’s are approaching $500. 9.4’s and 9.2’s are actually pretty close together with 9.4’s not quite at $300 and 9.2’s more or less at $250. The next grade down, the 9.0, is a distant $100 away from the 9.2 prices.
This issue features the first appearance in the preview form of The Midnight Sons. It contains an article with comments by Marvel editors and writers Bobbie Chase, Howard Mackie, Chris Cooper, Dan Chichester, and Len Kaminski.
There are no CGC sales of this preview issue. There could be an opportunity here if you can find a high-grade copy to have slabbed yourself. This has been a slept-on book but it is significant insofar as it is the first preview appearance and the creators share their thoughts on what they want to see happen.
This book came out the same month (August 1992) as the next book.
This book came out the same month as Marvel Age 115, August 1992. It features the first appearance of the Midnight Sons. “The Nine” in this issue consists of Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, Morbius, Blade, Hannibal King, Frank Drake, Sam Buchanan, Victoria Montesi, Louise Hastings.
It’s the first appearance of several other characters. The Caretaker (who has been confirmed to appear in the Helstrom series), Lilith, and Lilith’s offspring, who have a great name for a baby, Meatmarket.
There are 123 9.8’s in the CGC census with an FMV of $110. This is where the team officially debuts.
The Midnight Sons Wrap Up
Marvel Premier 28 is a no-brainer. On the other hand, it may be hard to envision these early-nineties books going up in value. If you are hesitant to drop over $100 on Ghost Rider 28, I would recommend hunting for high-grade raw copies that you can get graded yourself. Theoretically, you can buy several of these raw copies for under $10 each and get lucky with a 9.8 contender by playing the numbers game. It will be cheaper but will take more time and energy.
In any event, The Midnight Sons are going to be a very popular team in the MCU down the road. It would be good to look for these books while they’re still at the prices they are.