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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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14 Comments

  1. Adam
    January 13, 2011 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Looks like someone’s messing with history….again. But couldn’t this also be Green Lantern? Abin Sur’s space ship crashed on Earth, then gave the ring to Hal.

    • JacinB
      January 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm — Reply

      There are a lot of DC heroes whose story depends on a spaceship crashing to Earth. Green Lantern, Superman and Supergirl are three that immediately sprung to mind as possibilities for this one.

  2. Ocho
    January 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    Is the Reverse-Flash messing with more than just his personal timeline?

    • Grotesk
      January 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm — Reply

      How better to make Flash the greatest hero ever than to eliminate all the other heroes?

      • JacinB
        January 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm — Reply

        But, wasn’t that Zoom (note: not Professor Zoom) who wanted to do that for then-Flash Wally (note: not current-Flash Barry) … ?

        • Grotesk
          January 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm — Reply

          Could be. I confess I’m a bit out of touch being as I’m from an alternate reality future and only came back to harrass my favorite historical figure who is also my ancestor and whom I have an uncanny resemblance to because I was such a fan until I went insane. Unfortunately, someone decided to reboot the universe while I was in transit and now not only is my whole timeline eradicated, my nemesis/hero/ancestor is now just a comic book fan and occasional blog commenter, so now I gotta be one, too.

  3. Ricco
    January 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Vanishing Point + Flash = Flashpoint? I guess that if a Flash type speedster got to Vanishing Point he could easily screw with the space/time continuum.

  4. January 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    The series is being written by Geoff Johns…so….

    • JacinB
      January 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm — Reply

      So … all of the meaningful story bits will likely reference plot points in comics he wrote a couple decades ago that no one bothred to read as his way of saying, “See? That stuff really was important!” … ?

      • JacinB
        January 14, 2011 at 9:04 am — Reply

        Nevermind. Saw “Geoff Johns” and my brain translated it as “Grant Morrison.”

        My apologies to Mr. Johns. His stories are normally coherent.

  5. TaZ
    January 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    It looks like it will be something along the line of the “Astro City” mega-event that was only two pages in one story. Timelines are slowly being damaged and it will be up to the only man fast enough to “run” through the time stream to fix it. Personally, the “altered timeline” thing is getting a bit old along with the altered/multiple universe stuff.

    • Antonio Sanciolo
      January 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm — Reply

      That sounds likely.

  6. Brainlock
    January 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm — Reply

    I heard they’re spinning the WW revamp into this, too?
    Especially now that they have Max Lord out for her blood and he can’t “find” her.

    Heck, as much as they’ve changed the Super-mythos the last decade or so, something had to give. They want to ignore the Byrne/Jurgens runs, but even then, things like Doomsday and Kon DEPEND on certain events Byrne/Jurgens laid out.
    (and I *STILL* refuse to believe Kon’s other daddy was anybody but Paul Westfield!)

  7. brenton8090
    January 14, 2011 at 6:21 am — Reply

    On this one I’m going to go with Green Lantern solely on semantics

    THE Spaceship makes me think GL.
    If it were Superman, I would think it would say HIS Spaceship.

    I think Superman is the on experimented on in the lab, from the teaser image they put up that showed a big military “S” vault.

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