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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...

BatmanDCJokerMoviesPhilip Seymour HoffmanRyan PhillippeThe Dark Knight

Can it be true believers? Reese Witherspoon’s husband Ryan Phillippe will play the role of Harvey Dent in the next Batman film? Even more exciting are rumors that Philip Seymour Hoffman is in talks to play The Penguin in the next movie. These unconfirmed rumors are thanks to ContactMusic.com. And if you have been over to the Internet Movie Database, even more info has been posted on the plot outline: Batman, Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent battle the evil Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker to save Gotham City from his reign of terror and death. via ContactMusic.com (link)

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Dark Horse ComicsThe EscapistThe SpiritWill Eisner

Ever wanted to see how a great page is created? Check out the Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Interview blog for a great rundown of how Will Eisner and Alex Saviuk worked to complete the pages for Dark Horse’s The Escapist series, in which The Escapist meets The Spirit. If you are an artist, fan of Eisner’s work (who isn’t?), or just someone who enjoys the creation process, you should check the site out. Included on the site are the splash page and five additional pages from the story. Simply amazing… via Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Interview blog (link)

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cartoonFantastic FourMarvelTelevision

Moonscoop and Marvel have teamed up to create a 26 episode animated series based on the Fantastic Four.  It airs September 2, 2006 on the Cartoon Network.  If you want info on the first four episodes, head on over to the Marvel Animation Age website.  They have story synopsis and air dates. via Marvel Animation Age (link)

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Civil WarMarvel

You’ve read artist Steve McNiven’s statement on the Civil War delay, and you have probably searched out other comments on the one month hold up of Marvel’s biggest event. Now Editor Tom Breevort weighs in, making a statement of his own. Comicbook Resources has a full interview with Breevort at their site. The reason for the delay is to ensure that we’ll be able to finish this project with the same creative team that we began with, and at the same quality level we’ve maintained so far. And not that anybody will believe me when I say this, but these

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Fantastic FourGalactusMarvelMoviesSilver Surfer

According to 20th Century Fox, the Fantastic Four sequel has a new name…wait for it… Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. In the sequel, the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of The Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.

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Civil WarMarvelSteve McNiven

Steve McNiven has posted a message over at the Millar World forums on the Civil War delay. Hey folks, just thought I should get a post up here. First up apologies to the fans and retailers of civil war. The responsibility for the art delays lies with me, period. I’ve been working harder than I ever have, (and this is my third profession), but this is the hardest project I’ve ever done and as Mark said, I had little lead time. It was as big a surprise to me as anyone else that Marvel changed its publishing schedule to allow

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AquamanDCTelevision

The Detroit News is still fanning the speculation that Aquaman may be resurrected from the depths of Davey Jones’ Locker. Fan and blog sites (like Major Spoilers) have been pushing the idea that the success of Aquaman on iTunes should convince the networks to reconsider the show. The CW network, who dropped the pilot, says they have no plans to add the show to the lineup. via The Detroit News (link)

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Civil WarMarvel

Marvel sent word to retailers yesterday that Civil War and related titles will be delayed. Civil War #4 which was to be in stores today has been pushed back to September 20th. Civil War #5 has been pushed to November 15th. Because these issues tie in closely with the story lines of several regular series, those related issues will also see a push back in date. “Over the next few weeks, the Civil War proper title and a few of the tie in books that are closely related to the story in the main book will be shipping later than

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Diamond Comic Distributors

Source: Diamond Comic Distributors Free Comic Book Day is set to be celebrated around the world on May 5, 2007. Traditionally held the first Saturday in May, the event will both celebrate and raise awareness of this unique art form by giving visitors to approximately 2,000 participating comic book specialty stores a free comic book with no purchase required! Free Comic Book Day 2007 will coincide with opening weekend of Sony’s North American release of the highly anticipated comic-based movie, Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. “In today’s society, it’s our pop culture that continues to draw people

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Oni PressPreviewThe Damned

What if the mobs were run by demons? And what if instead of running numbers they were dealing in mortal souls? And what if there was one who didn’t like his lot in life? You’d have a pretty good story on your hands, thanks to The Damned from Oni Press. The complete press release follows: (Press Release) Oni Press is pleased to announce the October release of THE DAMNED – a new series by acclaimed horror writer Cullen Bunn & artist Brian Hurtt (QUEEN & COUNTRY, GOTHAM CENTRAL, HARD TIME). During the prohibition era, gangsters grew rich on our nation’s

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HeroesJeph LeobNBCTelevision

Superhero Hype! has a great interview with Jeph Leob about his work on NBC’s Heroes television series. Most of the interview focuses on how Leob became attached to the project. Considering that Leob still writes comics, is a supervising producer for ABC’s hit series Lost, and a writer and supervising producer for the CW’s Smallville, how does he manage his time? The challenge is time again. I tend to write at night or I get up early, sometimes at 4:00 in the morning, and then write until I have to be on set or at the production. But this isn’t

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52DCReview

On the Road to Kahndaq Renee and The Question are on the road to Kahndaq seeking to find a connection between the country’s ruler and Intergang. But this isn’t your typical road adventure as the duo finds themselves in deep trouble. A great deal of week fourteen is spent following The Question and Renee Montoya around Kahndaq seeking answers. Instead of finding a country oppressed by a tyrannical leader, they find a country full of joy and happiness. It seems the inhabitants think Black Adam and Isis are actually pretty good folk. But that doesn’t keep the two from their

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New Comic Releases

Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 16, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 14, 2006

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MarvelMoviesX-Men

If you stuck around until the very very very end of X-Men III, you know there was a huge door left open for yet another flick. Lauren Shuler Donner talked with the LA Daily News, and in the interviews tells readers they have new characters signed up, but older ones are still in negotiations. With a Wolverine movie scheduled first, it may be a while before we see the X-Men standing together. “The newer cast members are signed, and the older cast members are not.” Considering the older names involved — Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Romijn, Famke Janssen and

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