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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...

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      • Thanks. I was not able to follow the “Archangel” arc in X-Force so I was not aware that the writers had TOTALLY SCREWED UP (ahem…) by bringing the “Wolverine” version of one of my favorite team characters of all time into the “mainstream” Marvel “reality” if that’s the case. Kurt Wagner was one of the few characters other than Steve Rogers and Peter Parker that had anything like a defined “moral compass” while still having the heart of a swashbuckling hero. Add to that the character being one of the few that examined the side of a Marvel hero that had a Christian spiritual life as opposed to Christians being portrayed in many cases as hypocritical, homicidal, xyenophobic head-cases (see the just ended Green Arrow story arc).

        Again, too many books, too many characters and that cover art is absolutely bleah.

  1. … No Madrox & this ‘repowering’ of Rictor…. At least there’s still Layla & Strong Guy. I’m hopin P.D.’s got a perfectly good plan for all of this!! ~_~

  2. I think X-Factor needed a shake-up anyway (since, oh, about the Las Vegas storyline). And I have faith in Mr. David, and in the potential conflicts of Alex and Layla.

    I still have problems with X-Men Legacy. It just seems like, since it switched to that name, it’s been ponderous and generally unclear in focus for me.

    So I have interest in X-Men (thanks to Kitty + Bobby) and X-Factor. I’ll perhaps pass on Legacy, depending on the first arc (as in, if it has a point). As for X-Force, so far they are exposing two characters for whom I care nothing, and the two hidden ones (that I do like) are pretty obvious, so it depends once more on what the purpose of the book is.

    It’s a longshot, but I could see myself reading all four books.

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