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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. Salieri
    January 25, 2010 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Yeah, this is pretty tasteless, as has been noted elsewhere. Eagle-eyed DC fans have already noted that it’s a parody of Hal Jordan, as both he and Wade Wilson are being played by the same actor soon enough; those horrible…things…hanging off his arms and flip-flopping their broken tentacle limbs are meant to be Huntress and Lady Blackhawk, ala that panel from Cry for Justice #2.

    Plus, all the rings. And the fact that it looks vaguely like a mirror-pose of the cover to Blackest Night #2 (

    In any case, this is an incredibly stupid idea of Marvel’s – it makes them look like immature idiots while retailers are paying DC extra money to get 50 books, then send them to Marvel for one free, valuable rare cover. Any way you look at it, DC are making more out of this.

  2. Darksbane
    January 25, 2010 at 11:45 am — Reply

    Seriously you need glasses if you think that looks anything like BN 2 cover. Hell it is a stretch to even say it is a Jordan parody. Yeah DP has rings but when did Hal start wearing gold chains and assorted other bling. Did Hal suddenly start refering to himself as H.Jiddy and flashing West Side gang symbols too?

    • astrodinosaurus
      January 25, 2010 at 11:58 am — Reply

      Uh no that’s all Deadpool(And Ali G). The parody is in the “and a bottle of grappa” dialogue between Hal Jordan and Green Arrow.

  3. Darksbane
    January 25, 2010 at 11:49 am — Reply

    also if you want to see what some of the inspiration of this image was really drawn from

    • astrodinosaurus
      January 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm — Reply

      Heh guess you knew that then ;) (The cover references something Hal Jordan allegedly told in Cry for Justice)

    • Kirtley
      January 26, 2010 at 12:54 am — Reply

      I see the resemblance, but my thought is “Why?” Ali G was moderately funny back like 5-6 years ago, why would they model him after that?

  4. Ed
    January 25, 2010 at 11:53 am — Reply

    Not very impressed. Also, since Siege is suppose to be a serious series, I am not sure how this fits into the story.

  5. Ed
    January 25, 2010 at 11:54 am — Reply

    oh, I am pretty much over Deadpool

  6. Kirby
    January 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    Wow, I’ve seen bad deals before… but dang. Deadpool has officially jumped the shark. Blah.

    • ~wyntermute~
      January 25, 2010 at 3:11 pm — Reply

      I’m about as big a fan of “pimp culture” as any other white thirtysomething dude, and…. well… This is just kinda lame. Sorry D. Pooly. but Kirby’s nailed it: You done shark-jumped, Fonzie.

    • Kirtley
      January 26, 2010 at 12:58 am — Reply

      You can’t blame Deadpool though. Blame the idiots who thought this was a good idea but whether the character is getting used in ridiculous ways or not, he was appealing to most of us for some reason or another, hopefully he can stay a quirky character without being another Marvel Zombie-esque thing where they do the same thing over and again until nobody likes the idea anymore.

  7. Dan
    January 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    Siege issue or not, a third variant cover that almost no one will get their hands on gives them space to have fun. I think the Ali G rendering of Deadpool is too much fun. Deadpool is comic relief for an event that’s going to be quite serious. I wonder what DP’s version of “Booyah shakkah, check yourself before you wreck yourself” would be.

  8. morpheus
    January 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm — Reply

    I think it is funny. If my LCS were to sell it for the same price as a regular issue I would buy it. I don’t care if people think it is a parody of Hal Jordan to me it is funny b/c DP is always trying to be cool and get all the ladies. This is the same kind of humor that is in Deadpool’s main title.

  9. January 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm — Reply

    Ah, Deadpool. The “Spider-Man” the ’90 always wanted. Your going to be overexposed like the living testosterone with claws, aren’t you? ;D

    This is a really “Dick” move by Marvel. I wonder if editorial has anything to do with this?

  10. Steve Y.
    January 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    Deadpool is the metanarrative-mocking character anyway, so it’s perfect for him to be on the cover of “ohh…we’re being serious again” Blackest Dark Seige Night event. As to DC making more than Marvel on this one, I was under the impression that the 50 DC books were leftover issues that would have already been purchased?

  11. Dboy Mugg
    January 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm — Reply

    On a lighter note…a J. Scott Campbell work is always pretty cool.

    Although deadpool’s right hand looks like it belongs to the woman.

  12. Mijder
    January 26, 2010 at 7:58 am — Reply

    Tom Breevort is one a Facebook friend and it just seems like every other status post is some kind of adolescent jab at what USED to be known as the Distinguished Competition. I’m wondering how badly DC must be beating Marvel in sales to the point where this kindergarden “poopieface” stuff is becoming company line. Is this the white gloved hand of Disney at play?

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