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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.

You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

Hero InitiativeTop CowUnusual Suspects

In March, Top Cow will be donating all proceeds from the 96-page Unusual Suspects graphic novel to The Hero Initiative. In a prepared statement, Top Cow President Matt Hawkins said, “When Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin asked if we would publish a book as cool as this for such a worthy cause I jumped at the chance. Sometimes it’s important to do something for no other reason than just giving back to those who paved the road for all of us.” The Unusual Suspects is written by Dan Wickline and illustrated by Nat Jones (Spawn), Ben Templesmith (Fell), Tone Rodriguez

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AnimationDVDMarv WolfmanStan Lee

POW Entertainment has a brand new direct-to-DVD animated movie written by comic legend Marv Wolfman. Stan Lee Presents: The Condor will drop March 20, 2007. Amazon (you can preorder now) describes the animated movie as follows: Tony Valdez (voiced by Wilmer Valderrama) is a college dropout who turned his back on his family’s robotics corporation to become a champion skateboarder. But when his parents are murdered and Tony’s legs are destroyed in a brutal beating, he uses his father’s experimental NanoBot technology to walk again. Now as the superhuman skater known as the Condor, Tony must reconcile a crime fighting

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HBOKevin SmithPreacherTelevision

In an interview with Coming Soon, director/actor/writer Kevin Smith said he wasn’t up to direct an episode of Mark Steven Johnson’s upcoming HBO Preacher series. “Yeah, he asked me if I wanted to direct an episode of ‘Preacher’; which I thought was pretty kind of him; but, I don’t know if I’m up to that. I love that book so much, and being able to translate one of those books to the screen, I don’t think that’s me. ‘Cause you don’t want to be the guy who f**ks it up, and so I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know, we’ll

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Art AsylumAvengersMarvelMiniMatesThorToys

Diamond Select Toys has announced the 16th series of the Marvel Minimate line will feature the Avengers. Heading the list will be the long awaited Thor. Throughout the week, DST plans on releasing new images of each of the new figures. Come back tomorrow and we’ll have the info on the next member of the team. via Diamond Select Toys (link)

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52DCReviewRip HunterSupernova

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Sun Eaters Week 36 is one of those weeks where a lot of questions get partial answers, a hero falls, and Supernova is Ray Palmer. It can’t be that simple, can it? You guessed it. Major Spoilers ahead…

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DCJeff SmithShazam

Jeff Smith has updated his blog to include sketches and images of the very young Mary Marvel from the upcoming DC Comics Shazam! Monster Society of Evil mini-series. This is one series I can’t wait to pick up. Smith’s artwork rocks, and I’m becoming more and more of a Shazam fan each day. Shazam! Monster Society of Evil #1 hits stands February 7, 2007. via Jeff Smith (link)

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Hero By NightPlatinum StudiosSneak Peek

Platinum Studios has sent Major Spoilers an 11 page preview of the upcoming Hero By Night mini-series. I like the concept behind the mini; Boy finds hide out of a missing local hero, Boy decides to sell stuff on auction, Villians think Boy knows where the hero is hiding. The art probably isn’t up to the par many have been spoiled on, but a combo of story and art can make for a great title. Regardless of the recent controversy, the company is trying to make a go of print titles, and you can judge the results for yourself after

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Dabel BrothersMarvelSneak Peek

First released in 1984, one of Europe’s most popular comics, XIII has sold over 16 million copies with a regular run of around 550,00 per book. Even with this massive success, a fully translated copy has yet to reach America. Marvel Comics and Dabel Brothers Productions have teamed up to translate the French comic into graphic novel format that is scheduled to hit stores January 31, 2007. Best of all, the publishers have decided to use William Vance’s work without censoring the art. Major Spoilers have a five page preview after the jump.

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Robert Alton Wilson

I just found out one of my favorite authors of all time Robert Anton Wilson passed away today.

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Fangoria ComicsHarris ComicsVampirella

Over in the Comics Monster forum, Editor Scott Licina has announced Vampirella will be moving from Harris Comics to Fangoria Comics.

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Garth EnnisGhost RiderMarvelSneak Peek

Marvel Comics has sent us a sneak peek of Garth Ennis and Clayton Crain’s Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears. This is the prequel to Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation, and takes place in the aftermath of another Civil War.

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Sneak PeekTop CowWitchblade

Top Cow Entertainment has sent Major Spoilers the covers and a six page sneak peek of Witchblade #103, that find Sara and the Witchblade parting ways after 10 years and 100 issues.

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Dark Horse ComicsJack HightowerPreviewWill Vinton

I’ve known and loved Will Vinton’s animation and special effects work for years, and today I found out he is moving from 3D work to the 2D comic world with Dark Horse’s Jack Hightower, an action/adventure/comedy graphic novel.

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Frank ChoGirlsImage ComicsLiberty MeadowsLuna BrothersSneak Peek

Image Comics has sent Major Spoilers Sneak Peeks of titles available now, or shipping soon. Check out Liberty Meadows, Girls and the Iron Ghost trade paperback. There’s some mature content here, so make sure your boss or mom isn’t around before you click the thumbnails for the larger view.

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