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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Everan
    June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm — Reply

    Wow, that was difficult. I was torn between tentacles, which are always cool, and Iron Man’s suit, but finally I chose the latter (yes, Tony Stark is my favorite hero of the MU and still has my full support). Besides, I’m making the choice after four martinis, so feel free not to take it seriously. BTW, pumpkin bombs are also wonderful, but the competition is just too strong! Have you read the latest Thunderbolts one-shot, with Osborn throwing exploding pendrives? It’s hard to top that.

  2. Maximus Rift
    June 10, 2008 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    I was worried for awhile when Wolverine’s Claws were ahead Mjolnir, but looks like sanity prevailed over fanboyism.

    …At least for a little bit.

    How the Witchblade is a better weapon than some stupid claws is beyond me. Must be the attention hog there attached to…

  3. Brother129
    June 10, 2008 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    Where the hell are the WEB-SHOOTERS???? I’ve been trying to make my fingers bend that way my whole life!

  4. JMF
    June 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    I love the Green lantern ring so much. Its just such a good idea, Mjolnir came a close second.

  5. DrStrangeCubicle
    June 10, 2008 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    For me it’s

    1. Ring
    2. Shield
    3. Mjolnir

  6. June 10, 2008 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    It’s hard to see how a shield, no matter how aerodynamic or indestructible, could be better than the incredibly powerful Mjolnir or the very versatile Iron Man armor. Oh well, at least the best weapon is coming out on top.

  7. nu
    June 10, 2008 at 8:39 pm — Reply

    what!?!? no batman utility belt?!?! well i guess that is a given that it would win so you just didnt include it. plus batman owns his own version of all those other weapons anyways. also maybe an all of the above option would be nice here

  8. D
    June 11, 2008 at 2:22 am — Reply

    C’mon people, it has to be the Right hand of Doom!

    ANYTHING held in that hand will be, by definition, the most feared object in the universe! I’m confident Doom could take out a hero popping the claws, swining the hammer, lobbing the shield and wearing the armour with nothing more than a rubber chicken and a bag of Monster Munch clutched between his mighty digits.

    Oh, and you know what the second most powerful weapon in the universe is?

    Doom’s left hand.

  9. Josh P.
    June 11, 2008 at 7:41 am — Reply

    The Shield!!!

    It’s the most iconic weapon there.

  10. June 11, 2008 at 8:44 am — Reply

    Doesn’t matter what’s most ‘iconic’, Josh. The question is which is the best weapon. And, there’s no way that anyone with any of those weapons NOT the Green Lantern ring beats anyone wearing the Green Lantern ring. Just doesn’t happen.

    “What’s that? You’ve got Iron Man’s armor. Let me just imagine for a moment … oh, look, I’m wearing it, too. Except, hang on, now mine’s also got Cap’s shield, some tentacles, claws, and …”

  11. D
    June 11, 2008 at 9:15 am — Reply

    Jacin B.

    I’d agree that the ring can duplicate MOST weapons . . . but the guy who generally wears the Right Hand of Doom is, y’know, Doom. And NO ONE (not Hal, Kyle, Jon, or Guy) can even begin to imagine how awesome it is to walk around in those giant metal underpants.

    Don’t you remember the Marvel vs DC crossover where Doom b!tch slapped the entire corps just using good old Lefty because he was busy texting Wonderwoman with The Right Hand of Doom . . ?

  12. June 11, 2008 at 10:04 am — Reply

    D: When we talk Right Hand of Doom, we’re not talking Victor Von, we’re talking Hellboy’s hand…

  13. Brother129
    June 11, 2008 at 10:29 am — Reply

    Now I’m getting angry. I can’t get any love for my webshooters??

  14. Lifeisaglitch
    June 11, 2008 at 11:03 am — Reply


    Yes you can brutha but people wont bring them up because WHY WOULD you bring THEM up when the ****utilitybelt**** isn’t up..But then again its more of a tool..but so is the ring..and the shield isn’t a weapon (very symbolic that is)..It must be hard making a poll like this, Stephen Rodriquo and Bryan props man.

  15. Mark I.
    June 11, 2008 at 11:38 am — Reply

    What? No love for the Infinity Gauntlet? The Ultimate Nullifier? The Destroyer Suit? The Star Brand?

    Actually my favorite weapons in comic bookdom belong to Power Girl. High five! Anyone?

  16. Maximus Rift
    June 11, 2008 at 11:45 am — Reply

    Mark: I won’t leave you hanging :D

    Dammit, The stupid claws went up again. The world is mad, I tell you. MAD!!!

  17. Lifeisaglitch
    June 11, 2008 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    Powergirl….How about the weapons of She-hulk or Wonderwoman amirite! Sure Powergirl gets bonus points for size but that doesn’t cut it.

    HIGH-FIVE !!!


  18. June 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    Hands down Captain America’s Shield. Two years ago I had an opportunity to purchase the Master Replicas edition and I balked. I regret that decision immensely. While it may seem outdated or ridiculous, but to me it’s iconic and above any of the other selections transcends nerd-dom, and is recognized by the general public and being pretty damn cool.

  19. Brother129
    June 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    Even though he tried to play me, I have to agree that the utility belt is the skit as well…

  20. Damascus
    March 2, 2009 at 2:10 am — Reply

    I’d have to say that since the Infinity Gauntlet is not on the board, I’d have to go with the GL Ring, but like most of the weapons, it all depends upon who is bearing the ring. Green Arrow used all of his willpower and could only manage one pathetic looking arrow to shoot out of it. Having Wolverine’s claws would be nice, I’d never have to go looking for scissors to cut into another movie case, but again, they’d be hard to use on someone without at least being brought up on Manslaughter charges, I’m not going up against the TMNT Foot Clan here, we’re talking humans not robots. The Shield is cool looking and pretty effective, I was awesome at Ultimate Frisbee back in college, but what do you do if the other guy has a shield too? Mjolnir is probably the most effective, nigh impossible to wield unless you’re Thor, and it can do massive amounts of damage. No thanks on the tentacles, they would really get in the way in my small house and I’m not a big fan of doing the whole Kong thing and climbing up the side of buildings. One excellent “weapon” people are forgetting is the set of rings from the old Thing cartoon that when you put them together, BAM you get pummelled to death with orange rocks…..waitaminute, maybe not the best thing to have now that I think about it. Oh, well maybe it’s time for the Grand Mal Soul Split. All I do know is Now’s not the time for love Dr. Jones.

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