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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. January 27, 2011 at 9:00 am — Reply

    “Anyone placing bets on when the series will return with a new number one, only to run 12 issues before switching to the old numbering at issue #600?”

    Surely they wouldn’t do something so blatantly crass? That would be disrespectful to the memory of a fallen hero.


  2. Alisha Mynx
    January 27, 2011 at 9:22 am — Reply

    Is Spidey sneaking up on Franklin to scare him or is Franklin sitting on the “side” of the wall with his knees dangling over the roof?

    Just seems an odd pose for not being on a wall…

    • Alisha Mynx
      January 27, 2011 at 9:23 am — Reply

      Or maybe he’s about to pounce and push lil Franklin off the roof?

  3. January 27, 2011 at 9:41 am — Reply

    Spider-Man’s looking to eliminate the competition so he can be Johnny’s replacement!

  4. Rob (fka Smith)
    January 27, 2011 at 11:30 am — Reply

    I’m going with a just landed pose for Spidey there.

    Also, we will have issue 600 before the end of 2012.

  5. TaZ
    January 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    Alllrrigghttt! I got the “Reed Richards goes all guilt ridden and gets the 5 o’clock shadow” right!

  6. JacinB
    January 27, 2011 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    “Anyone placing bets on when the series will return with a new number one, only to run 12 issues before switching to the old numbering at issue #600?”

    Based upon the solicits you posted on December 22nd, I’ve got my money on March.

    FF #1
    Pencils by STEVE EPTING
    Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
    Variant Cover by STEVE EPTING
    Blank Variant Cover
    Character Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
    Classic Artist Variant Cover by TBA
    Fantastic Four 50th Anniversary Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

    It’s the FANTASTIC first issue of FF! A bold new direction for Marvel’s First Family featuring new members, old friends, older enemies and uneasy alliances that will send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe. With stunning art work by Steve Epting and Paul Mounts, please join writer, Jonathan Hickman, on the second massive arc in the bold new direction for the ‘World’s Greatest Comic”

  7. Bob
    January 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm — Reply

    It won’t last, they’ll bring the fallen FF member back in a year or so using magic or science. Marvel (and DC too) is event based not story based. They try to get better sales by having events, not good stories. Look how long Cap was ‘dead’ for, that was pointless.

  8. January 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    A FF with no Johnny and Franklin as the fourth member would be cool.

  9. CBenes
    January 28, 2011 at 7:26 am — Reply

    Johnny did not die in issue 587. We never saw him die. Plus does anyone remember who was left in the Negative Zone during the FF: Secret Invasion story……LYJA. No Torch will be back in 600. I think he was either taken by Annhilus or Lyja saved him some how. Unless a body shows up in 588 IMO he is far from dead.

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