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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...


  1. See the simplicity of of a few well drawn and placed panels, plus a bit of dialog, equals 20 minutes of film to tell a visual story!
    This is why comic strips were turned into comic books.
    (I hope that this is THE Jim Shooter!)
    I noticed the “McClure Newspaper Syndication” on the last panel.
    They had a very solid printing history in all kinds of books and comic strips.
    This is solid gold.

  2. I always find it fascinating/amusing to see all the differences in naming/stories over the years. I don’t mean that sarcastically, either. It’s genuinely cool.

    For instance, I love, in the original Fleischer cartoons, where Ma and Pa Kent don’t even exist, and the intro talks about how he grew up in an orphanage.

  3. Didn’t Jim Shooter die of cancer back in the 80’s? I must be thinking of someone else right? Then again it is comics and no one stays dead in comics…….except Kirby.

    • Didn’t Jim Shooter die of cancer back in the 80′s? I must be thinking of someone else right?

      Given that Shooter founded Valiant, Defiant and Broadway Comics in the 1990’s, you must be. Though I honestly can’t figure out whom…

      Archie Goodwin passed in 98, due to cancer. He was Marvel EIC before Shooter (though maybe not RIGHT before…)

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