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John Constantine: Hellblazer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man on Thursday. 4 Replies

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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's new Digital Firsts
"Still don't know what this Sunday will bring -- I'm guessing more Swamp Thing, but I've seen no sign of it yet -- but next week will see the third issue of Harley Quinn: Make 'em Laugh. Probably on Wednesday, in place of…"
14 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Cocktails & Mixed Drinks
"Oh, man, at the last bonspiel I was at at the curling club (those were the days...) a few of us had the bartender start riffing on Black Russians. We substituted tequila for vodka to make Black Mexicans, and then later swapped out the coffee liqueur…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"We're back to seven issues this week!No Eclipso this time, but we've got The Spectre 16 and Adventure Comics 433 -- two appearances of the Spectre from different eras. (Adventure 432, which  also had a Spectre…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's new Digital Firsts
"Looks like Flash is back for next week's batch of Digital Firsts... and Sunday's offering is still up in the air. Here's what's on deck:Monday, 7/6: Superman 10: "Pro Lobo" and "The Champion"Tuesday, 7/7:…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion DC announces 100-Page Giant comics exclusive to Walmart
"Thanks, Lee! I think the DCs are selling for $8.98, or thereabouts..."
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion John Constantine: Hellblazer
"I love this book. It feels exactly like the Vertigo series did."
Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion John Constantine: Hellblazer
"I've been reading and enjoying the new series, Rob. The art is a little too scratchy for me, but that is a small complaint. I really like that it has started with some smaller story arcs. So many series have 6+ issue arcs, the smaller ones here…"
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Mr. Vertigo Reviews 79 Invisible Kingdom Volume 1 – Walking The Path; They Called Us Enemy; and Lodger.  Nice mix of publishers, and no Image titles!"
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Big Digital Comics Sale
"The current Humble Bundle is a massive collection of Image titles. It's so good I went all the way, even though I own some of this already. Criminal, Stray Bullets, Kill or Be Killed, Black Science... Just a ton!"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion John Constantine: Hellblazer
"Yeah, I think you're gonna love it. It's a real return to form."
Jul 1
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion John Constantine: Hellblazer
"Sounds great! I will certainly read it when they collect it."
Jul 1
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) posted a discussion

John Constantine: Hellblazer

Anyone else reading the latest Hellblazer comics? It's as strong as the book has every been. Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell & Jordie Bellaire have made it brutal and topical, recalling the early days of the character. This feels like the Jamie Delano/John Ridgeway run... gritty and urban, with thick shadows and inky smudges and a righteous political rage. I'm loving it.   See More
Jun 30
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Doom Patrol' coming to DC streaming service
"I haven't watched it yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Not sure if it's available on any streaming services I get yet, but season 1 is on DVD, so I'll see it eventually."
Jun 30
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Big Digital Comics Sale
"I normally save the DC sale info for my Digital Release thread, but this  week is DC Old School -- looks like plenty of DC comics on sale from the 40s through the late 80s. I suspect there's a lot of stuff worth checking out there. Through…"
Jun 30
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Oh, man, I love Them! Got to see it on a big screen once, when the Trocadero in Philly would show old movies on Monday nights. "
Jun 30
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"I just read the last two issues of Basket Full of Heads. A great conclusion to a fun series... and I really hope to see more work from Leomacs soon. He's a hell of an artist!"
Jun 29

Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s News Posts

DC Digital: Releases for Dec. 8

Posted on December 12, 2010 at 10:08pm 1 Comment

Stop the presses! DC’s precious resources are being depleted!

Well, maybe that’s a trifle alarmist, but that’s what occurred to me when I realized what a large portion of DC’s digital release program is devoted to Green Lantern… and how precious little of the current run is…


DC Digital: Releases for Nov. 30

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 12:00pm 3 Comments

Time flies when you’re in a turkey coma. I’d taken my last look at DC’s digital releases so late that by the time I got home from Thanksgiving, I misremembered that I’d already finished last week’s column. So, skip… Continue

DC Digital: Releases for Nov. 17

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 1:30am 11 Comments

Sorry for the late column, folks. Been a busy week at chez Staeger. But time marches on, and DC marched through this Wednesday with another sizable week of digital releases. There are 55 new releases in all; it seems like 58, but issues 1 to 3 of Identity…

DC Digital: Releases for November 10

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 2:56pm 3 Comments


After a couple of weeks of relative dormancy, this is the week where DC started to get its act together. There were planty of new debuts (and almost-debuts) this week: Four from the DCU, three from Vertigo, and one from Wildstorm. (Zuda remains MIA.)

Also new is that DC has… Continue

DC Digital: Releases for November 3

Posted on November 5, 2010 at 2:10am 0 Comments

Before we get to this week’s offerings, I should mention that DC provided readers with a few Halloween treats on October 31. There was issue 2 of The Long Halloween, issue 8 of Starman… and two more issues of Batman, issues 645 and 646. This run continues Judd Winick’s Batman… Continue

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 6:55am on May 26, 2009, Rich Lane said…
Yep, we've thought it through. No blog posts get up without mod approval. :)
At 11:30pm on June 8, 2010, Figserello said…
Matter Eater Lad.

We shall not see his like again...
At 4:17pm on October 8, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Rob.
At 5:57am on May 24, 2013, Commander Benson said…

Rest easy, friend . . . you didn't screw anything up.  The culprit is a peculiarity in the function of the system.  Saving an article as a draft---which should send it to my blog list only---will also send it to a mod for approval.  I imagine some reason was imagined for requiring drafts to be approved by mods, but it's inconvenient because, once a mod approves the draft, it appears in the "Latest Activity" column on the home page.


That means folks can access it before I'm ready to publish it.


The reason it became more of a problem this time is because I had to deviate from my normal routine.  Typically, once I've written and proofed my article on Word and collected all the art I'm going to use into a file, then I go the the blog page, cut-and-paste the article, add the art, give it one last proofing (not that that ever gets all the bugs out), and then send it over to a mod for publishing.


During that evolution, I usually save it as a draft twice---once to make sure I have it, in case of a power failure or something, and nearly every time I add the art, a glitch in the hyperlink system forces me to save it a second time.


Because I usually do it all---save the draft and proof it and publish it---in one session, the mod approval of the draft usually isn't a problem.


But "Mars or Bust" I had to do differently.  I had to edit some of the art two or three times, and I saved it as a draft each time.  (I found one piece of art I had to edit, then saved the draft, then found something else that needed fixing, and so forth.)  Even so, that wouldn't have been a problem---except that I ran out of available time to proof the article again.  So I had to keep it in draft status until I can get to it this morning.  (Actually, right after I finish this note to you.)


Apparently on the moderator's end, nothing indicates that it's a draft one is approving, vice an article ready for publication.  And because it was only drafts you approved this time (and no follow-on final article for publishing which usually happens), it didn't publish.


So you didn't goof up, Rob.  I just broke routine.



Commander B

At 5:34am on June 1, 2013, Commander Benson said…

Rob, now maybe, with your godlike powers of moderation, you can help me with something.

As I typically do, when I post one column for approval, I go back to the previous one, correct all the errors/typos which escaped all of my prior proofreading, and submit that previous one for (re)approval.


When I posted my current Deck Log Entry (the Legion Quiz), I also reposted the previous "Mars or Bust!" entry, after cleaning it up.  Usually the reposted column gets approved at the same time the new one is. 


But for some reason, the "Mars or Bust!" column is still waiting approval.  I don't know who the system decides what moderator gets what stuff to approve, but if you can give me an inkling on how to get "Mars or  Bust!" reapproved, I'd appreciate it.



Commander B

At 11:13am on June 1, 2013, PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod said…

How's that?

At 3:29pm on June 22, 2013, Richard Mantle said…

Thanks for the welcome! I've been 'lurking' and reading many a thread for quite a while!


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