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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. typhoidhater
    December 31, 2009 at 10:08 am — Reply

    “Did Joe Q, finally give in to pressure of Nerd-Rage, or was this part of his plan all along?”

    I’d wager a bit of both. He most likely had two scenarios ready to go just in case.

    • December 31, 2009 at 11:50 am — Reply

      It could also be that Disney applied a little pressure on Joe. Maybe they hate OMD as much as we do.

    • January 2, 2010 at 11:47 am — Reply

      “Did Joe Q, finally give in to pressure of Nerd-Rage, or was this part of his plan all along?”

      I’d wager a bit of both. He most likely had two scenarios ready to go just in case.

      How about “neither?” There’s no telling what they have in mind, and assuming that we know where it’s going will lead to nothing but more nerd rage. :)

      • January 4, 2010 at 7:36 am — Reply

        Fine. I’ll concede this time to your power of “quoting”. ;p

  2. astrodinosaurus
    December 31, 2009 at 10:08 am — Reply

    Here is something to chew on…Is she marrying Parker?

    • December 31, 2009 at 10:30 am — Reply

      Got a point. She could be marrying whoever she is seeing in those books. Then Peter realizes how he loves her… que cheesy 80 hair-metal ballad and montage…

      What movie was that, guy beating on the big glass wall of a church lobby to stop the wedding, then it ended up being the wrong wedding? Then another movie where the same thing happened, but he was in the balcony and it was the right wedding.

      • theSuperAlbino
        December 31, 2009 at 10:32 am — Reply

        Wayne’s World had the wrong one The Graduate had the right one.

        • December 31, 2009 at 10:43 am — Reply

          Thanks! That was gonna bug me all day.

  3. Brother129
    December 31, 2009 at 10:26 am — Reply

    What is that image underneath MJ’s arm? And let’s be careful here-all this image could be suggesting is that we will finally get the story of what occurred on Pete and MJ’s wedding day. But I agree, Joey Q. is probably hedging his bets and gauging reader reaction throughout the whole process. P.S.: Is anyone else besides me bothered by the whole watercolor look of the art here? I’m not a big Pasqual Ferry fan….

    • Clave Jones
      December 31, 2009 at 10:50 am — Reply

      The image under her arm looks like Spidey and Juggernaut both unconscious.

    • Greg A
      December 31, 2009 at 1:42 pm — Reply

      I also think this will be about what happened on their wedding day. I haven’t been following this post Brand New Day Spider-Man very closely, but I seem to recall someone from the Spidey brain trust mentioning they would go into details regarding the wedding during BND’s second year.

  4. December 31, 2009 at 11:48 am — Reply

    Anybody who thinks the nightmare is over better think it over. This is just a picture. It can have plenty of meetings. As much as I want this to be the undoing of OMD/BND, I also remember how Joe didn’t say anything about OMD until it was too late.

    With great skepticism, my position will be “I’ll believe it when I see it” or “I’ll buy into it when I’m 100% sure”.

  5. ~wyntermute~
    December 31, 2009 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    And while we’re talking about “misleading photos released by the Big Two…” Anybody remember the Countdown pics? Or how ’bout the “BatR.I.P.” Chase for the Cowl picture? WIth Bat-face, Tim Wayne, Batwoman, The Squire, and so on… I don’t really think much came from any of that, but man did they shove that pic in our collective face as “proof” of something… Think of it like so: A picture is worth a thousand UNSPECIFIED words. :D You’re gonna get _something_ outta this picture, but there’s no guarantee that it’s what Joey Q _wants_ us to get out of it. :)

    • astrodinosaurus
      December 31, 2009 at 10:43 pm — Reply

      Bat-Face did show up recently…Tim did try to be Batman..Squire did play an important part as a member of the network with Catwoman…I think the letdown was that we where led to believe it was connected to R.I.P specifically and not the batverse during and after.

  6. Crash
    December 31, 2009 at 8:09 pm — Reply

    I hate you Joe Q. If you mess up Spider-Man any more than you already have then I will make a conscious effort to buy less and less Marvel titles.

  7. January 1, 2010 at 7:59 am — Reply

    Thank you, Joe Q. For a second, I forgot why I boycott all Marvel but Agents of Atlas. Then you remind me of “One More Day” and your covert loathing of your wife for replacing your mommy. Since odds are good you’ll just make everything worse and more needlessly complicated & icky for Spidey, I now feel confident in my choice again.

  8. Alex
    January 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    MJ is going to be a Disney Princess now, mark my words!

    Hehe, j/k.

  9. rick
    January 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm — Reply


    • January 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm — Reply

      Ummm… I’m all for that, but you didn’t need the caps. ;p

      • rick
        January 3, 2010 at 10:55 pm — Reply

        sorry did not realize i had it on my typing is bad and dont pay much attention to the screen :)

  10. Carl
    January 4, 2010 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    The Disney thing might have merit, although they also own ABC and haven’t pulled Desperate Housewives off the air. I guess it depends on how “mature” they consider the Spider-Man character and how they feel about the idea of ending a marriage by Satanic bargain.

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