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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...

AnimationDVDHellboyTad StonesTurok Son of Stone

If you haven’t read the very fast interview I did with Tad Stones yesterday, you really need to read it. Like now would be good (I’ll wait). … Back? Did you catch the bit about Turok, Son of Stone? The Animation Guild (TAG) official blog has a quick quip about Turok as well. Another project in the building is Turoc, Son of Stone, a property that’s seen service as a Gold Key comic and video game. Well, it’s now boing to be a 70-minute DVD produced for Classic Media being supervised by animation veteran Tad Stones. Cool, a full on

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AnimationDVDHellboyInterviewsMoviesTad StonesTelevision

Hellboy Animated just one of many projects Major Spoilers had a moment to catch up with the ever busy Tad Stones, producer for the upcoming Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron. In the rush, there was only time for a few quick questions that range from Tad’s past to future projects.

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Best ofwebcomic

57 varieties of web comics you should be reading When I created the Major Spoilers Best of 2006 list, I placed Web Comics at number nine. There are just so many creators out there doing some great (and not so great) work. I also mentioned in the article (you really should read it), that I have over 50 web comics I visit every day. So why not count them down? Over the next five days, I’ll bring you my top 57 web comics out there and by this time next week, you’ll either have a lot of reading to do,

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In addition to Major Spoilers and the hundreds of other things I do throughout the week, I also host a weekly podcast – The Coolness Roundup: The Tech Show for Everyone!  My gizo-obsessed friend Charlie White and I have been doing this podcast for well over a year and a half and we are super excited to be on “the bird”. In this week’s episode, we’ll be talking about the Goats and Gods of 2006, picking out the great and the not-so-great companies and products from that wild and woolly year of 2006. Plus, we’ll have our patented Rapid Fire

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DC Comics has released a sneak peek of the upcoming Superman and Batman vs. Aliens and Predators. This 48 page issue will feature the Aliens and Predators returning to the DCU. 7 page preview after the break.

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Civil WarDiamond Comic DistributorsMarvel

Word is out that the West Cost will be seeing a delay in many titles due in part to the New Year holiday, Gerald Ford’s funeral (which closed post offices on Tuesday), and the crappy weather. Civil War #6 is the big issue most were waiting for, and now thanks to the grinding of the universe, many will have to wait longer.

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Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores January 03, 2007. 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 and Diamond Comics Distributors for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated January 03, 2007.

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Grimm Fairy TalesPreviewZenescope Entertainment

Zenescope Entertainment has announced it will return to Wonderland in May with a 99-cent issue. Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Return to Wonderland will have five pages of original conent, sketches and other material. Artist Al Rio will do the cover (see below), while Raven Gregory will be penning the issue.

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David MackKabukiSe7enZenescope Entertainment

Zenescope Entertainment has announced David Mack, creator of Kabuki, has written the sixth installment of Se7en. Se7en is the back story of John Doe and the Seven Deadly Sin killings from the movie of the same name. In this installment, David Mack will be taking on the task of Envy. “Writing from the POV of a psychopath came incredibly natural to me,” says Mack. Artist “Leif Jones, who I’ve been meaning to work with for 10 years,” brings his unique skills to the table for the penultimate chapter. You can read the Major Spoilers review of Se7en: Greed here. via

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Anita BlakeMarvel

Marvel Comics has let us know that Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1 2nd pring has sold out. Lots of Anita Blake fans must be jumping on board, which have pushed sales over 60,000 copies. Further, issue #2 has sold out, and issue #3 is very close to selling out as well. The cover to Issue #4 after the jump.

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Sci Fi

If you love the pulp magazines from yesteryear, and are also a conisuer of fine pin-up work, then head over to the Website at the End of the Universe and download the free 2007 calendar. Decades before Princess Leia ever wore her metal bikini in Return of the Jedi, women frequently modeled fine metallic swimwear on the covers of pulp science fiction magazines to excite the imaginations of impressionable, young readers. This calendar does not have secular holidays or events on it, but rather features the birthdays of different sci-fi authors, editors, and artists.  I’ve already downloaded mine! via Website

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MoviesOptimus PrimePeter CullenTransformers

The official Transformers website has been updated to not only include the winning line from the “Make Prime Speak” contest, but now has Peter Cullen voicing the top ten submissions. No, mine isn’t on there, I guess it sounds rather odd to have Optimus Prime saying, “That Shaft is one bad mutha-” Anyway, you can get your Transformers fill for the day by heading over to the site. The Michael Bay Transformers Movie hits theatres July 4, 2007 via Transformers.com (link)

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John CassadayJoss WhedonMarvelTrailerX-Men

Marvel Comics has sent us the trailer to the upcoming Astonishing X-Men which find the mutants heading into space to face their biggest challenge. One will not be coming back! The “astonishing” trailer after the jump

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Art AsylumGhost RiderMarvelMiniMatesMoviesToys

Diamond Select Toys has announced the 15th series of the Marvel Minimate line will feature characters from the upcoming Ghost Rider movie.

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