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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. TaZ
    May 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    I didn’t think that version of Bats ever smiled.

    • Steamblade
      May 28, 2011 at 9:07 pm — Reply

      He’s smiling as he emerges from the Batmobile to fight the Mutant Leader.

  2. Bill The Cat
    May 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm — Reply

    Well, first of all, Taz, he isn’t smiling. Second, if you did read The Dark Knight Returns, you would know that he smiled when he was becoming Batman again (after the wolf howled) and at the end of the series. Thank you for playing…

    • TaZ
      May 30, 2011 at 7:32 am — Reply

      I did read The Dark Knight Returns. And the rest of that “series”. And last time I checked, if the corners of your mouth are turned up…it’s a smile. Joker would agree. (Insert Sean Connery voice here) “Curse you, Trebec!”

      • Bill The Cat
        May 31, 2011 at 5:49 pm — Reply

        I don’t see it as a smile. Considering the fact that he’s old and wrinkled, the artist could have went for a scowl with wrinkles around his lips. But, that’s the beauty of art. It’s open to interpretation ;) Now, about ol’ Bats smiling in The Dark Knight Returns….

  3. May 29, 2011 at 1:07 am — Reply

    Bill the Cat, play nice. I think it’s a wrinkly grin.

  4. Damascus
    June 1, 2011 at 11:32 pm — Reply

    Not that I really care one way or another, it could also be a grimace, but I don’t know the context of the frame either. I’d tell the kid to get offa my back cause my arthritis is acting up, hence the grimace (and no, not the big purple guy).

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