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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. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Marvel’s girls were (yawn) hot then, too. Big deal. The cool thing was that SG actually didn’t get treated like (cribbed from Dave Cockrum, out of context) “somebody who was just there to be looked at and rescued.”

    Oh, and I love her super-short hair on the “three worlds” cover. Makes her look like Alan Moore’s [strike]Marvel[/strike]Mircaclewoman.

  2. Cosmic Boy for me. It’s a little bit of bias from being introduced to the Legion through the Waid & Kitson reboot, in which Waid seemed to envision Cos as the Legion’s equivalent of Captain America. He had the presence of a legend even if he didn’t have the most panel time.

    Saturn Girl rarely seems to have much depth aside from the recent cheating scene in Shooter’s new run…I just can’t get into her at all.

    Lightning Lad is hard to quantify. He’s the most varied across continuities, and no particular version has really clicked with me.

  3. Saturn Girl has been my hero since I was a kid and discovered Legionnaires #1 in a discount bin, with her reaching out to the girl who wanted to escape the gang and knowing exactly how to approach the situation. She was smart, driven, but not unfeeling like many “strong woman” characters that have come out since. Shooter’s run on the Threeboot has severely done her a disservice. To this day, my parents live in mortal fear that I’ll name my first daughter “Imra”.

    Cosmic Boy is a close second for being the classic leader figure, though.

  4. I have a sweet spot for Lightning Lad because the cartoon version is cute. He felt really deeply about his friends and what he was doing. I find the scene in episode two of season one where he attacks Timberwolf insanely cute and funny because he was so focused on Saturn Girl possibly being in danger that he automatically assumes that it was Timberwolf’s fault she got hurt when it was really his.

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