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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. Antonio Sanciolo
    December 14, 2010 at 10:07 am — Reply

    I reckon that Nightmare (who seemingly died with the whole Chaos War thing at the hand of the Mitsubishi guy), being an everpresent component of the human psyche is back and has weaved his magic mojo on the Marvel U, zapping them all into the “Dream Dimension” where their nightmares are real. I reckon his power is probably enforced and upheld by a cadre of psychoactive badguys like Hypno-Hustler, Angar the Screamer, Psycho-Man, Jamie Braddock, David Haller, et al.

    I just get that from the green branding for the event and the gothic style font.

    • Crash
      December 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm — Reply

      I miss Jamie Braddock. He was such a fun little Dues Ex character.

      • ntoniosanciolo
        December 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm — Reply

        You mean Mitchell Hundred, right?!


        yeah but I’m glad those 80s/90s omnipotent characters aren’t as prevalent; mind you I prefer them over the illogically invulnerable characters of today.

        At least they had fun with those characters back then, and didn’t feel the need to overdevelop every little nuance of the character’s backstory. I still don’t understand what the fridge happened in the Siege Perilous X-Men storyline but I remember loving trying to work it out as a young teen.

  2. Stephen Y
    December 14, 2010 at 11:45 am — Reply

    I disagree – instead of a major event, I think these teasers are simply talking about what’s next down the pipeline for a few of the heroes in their respective titles. Dunno about Spidey, but with Utopia, Cyclops basically IS Magneto plus a bit of diplomacy (and not trying to nuke the US at every opportunity).

    So much for the heroic age…

  3. Armaan
    December 14, 2010 at 11:53 am — Reply

    This is beautiful. I love it. I love this for Cyclops, it’s SUCH a powerful image. I don’t care about what’s happening in the story… just seeing this image is a beautiful expression of what Cyclops has become.
    I love this.

    • December 15, 2010 at 7:21 am — Reply

      Actually, it’s more of an exaggeration. Yeah, it’s the same destination, but they got there differently. Magneto believed that mutants were/are superior to humans and most of his actions came from that. Cyclops choices came from wanting for mutants to survive and having very little options on doing so.

  4. JacinB
    December 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Does that mean Magneto was right?

  5. Jim
    December 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm — Reply

    Whoa, check out his…. uh, area. I guess we can see why Emma is with Scott.

  6. Gibralter
    December 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm — Reply

    By the gods do I hate the X-men now.

  7. johnny
    December 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm — Reply

    From the first one, I thought this pertained to the death of Ultimate Spidey. Now I’m not so sure.

  8. December 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    The Death of $2.99 Comics!!

    • December 15, 2010 at 7:10 am — Reply

      That corpse has been cold for awhile at Marvel.

  9. Ray
    December 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    Is that Reed Richards wearing Doom’s armor?

  10. December 15, 2010 at 7:12 am — Reply

    Do you fear… pointless events? ;p

  11. antonio chavez
    July 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm — Reply

    yes i do fear them!!

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