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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. probably something to do with normies collection of power items. got lost in the hammer and shield transition and that’s probably Kevins son there to pick up the mace and become a new version of thunderstrike.

    • You are correct, sir! I had to go back and look it up as it’s been awhile since Eric Masterson was around. It was a mace (that looks like a hammer and not like Hercule’s mace…which some skinny smart kid’s now using for some plot reason that I don’t understand.)

      • LOL! Honestly? I had to look it up too before posting – but considering the source “wikipedia” still wasn’t 100 per cent sure. When I think of a mace I also picture Hercules’ – if memory serves me, Masterson swung it like a ‘Louisville bat’ as described in an issue.

        I hope this will be a good series – I admit having collected Thunderstrike back in the day. Felt, to me, like a ‘blue collar’ Thor. Although had a ‘take or leave it’ attitude about his costume, maybe it will be updated but won’t feel bad if it isn’t.

  2. It is a new Thunderstrike story coming from DeFalco and Frenz…DeFalco mentioned something about it on a message board

  3. Yeah, that’s gotta be Thunderstrikes mace but I thought it lost all it’s power? Ohhh well. Maybe we’ll get another A-Next series lol.

    • I was thinking the same thing, that it looked like a younger Daken, but that didn’t make sense. The Thunderstrike didn’t even come to mind, then again, I’d almost forgotten about that guy. Go here if you’d like to see a real replica of said hammer/mace… http://skeltoncrewstudio.com/thunderstrike.html

      A lot of their items from The Goon, Ultimate Nullifier, Hellboy’s gun, Stormbreaker, some of the keys from Locke and Key are still works in progress. Actually Hellboy’s gun, the keys and a book I think from Goon are all finished but still.

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