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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. September 14, 2009 at 2:36 pm — Reply

    Look more than a little like Madelyn Pryor (Goblin Queen) to me. Matter of fact, if it had not said Polaris, I would have sworn that was who it was.

    Color version is probably much clearer, with the green hair and all.

    Looks nice.

  2. Navarre
    September 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    Oh… … I thought it was Madelyne too. (shrugs)

  3. Dave
    September 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    Oh man…are we going back to Polaris’ “Goth Look?” Ugh, worse than the “Iron-Spider” look

  4. Ocho
    September 14, 2009 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    This look for Polaris is from Chuck Austen’s run in 2003. The costumes took a kind of Manga influenced look on.

  5. Brent
    September 15, 2009 at 11:23 am — Reply

    Polaris has had some very unfortunate outfits through the years. This getup from one of my least favorite periods of the X-Books is the worst of many odd design choices. (Check out what Northstar was wearing at the time).

    Good call, Ocho, I did not realize this was Manga influenced. Whatever the influence, the design stank up the joint almost as much as the plot. Does anyone remember Nurse Annie? What was her purpose?

    But this pencil work is nice, even better than the finshished cover. I will never appreciate the “Boulder Chest” look, but that’s probably an editorial mandate, nothing against the artist.

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