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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. Captain Marvel… as soon as she get’s her new costume on.
    (How many names has she had over all these years?)
    This is some kind of pissing contest between Marvel and DC… Yet, they announce some new direction every other day!?!
    Boy cries wolf… finger in the dike…
    Pull my finger!

  2. Well, Stan Lee is too busy being Stan Lee so it won’t be him. Walt Disney’s in a deep freeze and has been for decades, so it ain’t him. Since Stan Lee retired Marvel hasn’t been exactly rudderless, but it’s been more like a ship with six wheels, six rudders and six captains all steering in different direction. Which is a shame. I’ve read Marvel books off and on since Steve Ditko was the best artist they had (and I am NOT a fan of Steve Ditko art) and the art and coloring of Marvel’s books has never, ever been better! Pity they’ve sacrificed good story telling on the altar of Event Comics. First it was Mutants. Put mutants in everything! Then it was Wolverine! Put Wolverine in everything! Now it’s the Avengers! Put the Avengers in everything! Make up more Avengers! We got The Avengers. We got the Amazing Avengers. We got the West Coast Avengers! We got the Avenger International! We’ve got the Incredible Avengers! We got the Not Really Secret Avengers! We got the Ultimate Avengers! We got the Uncanny Avengers…. ad nauseum. You look at Marvel’s sales figures, since the 80s when they first went overboard with the X books, and the late 90s when they went overboard with the event crossover books until today – and notice that their sales figures are a pathetic shadow of what they used to be, one might wonder why they don’t see a connection. Personally, I’d rather have one good spidey title a month, one good Iron man title a month, etc. than seven mediocre titles for each hero all linked together with a “crossover” event that doesn’t make any sense.

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