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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Yep! And from what I can tell, 48 opens with the conclusion of the Inhumans' first appearance, from 45-48.I really love the way the Galactus story opens -- with the sky filled with flames, and everybody panicking. Later it's revealed that…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Last night I reread "The Coming of Galactus" from a Marvel Treasury Edition from 1974; it cuts out the first part of issue 48 and the last part of issue 50, which are wrapping up and setting up the previous and subsequent stories.…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Misheard lyrics you prefer to the originak
"A friend of mine misheard "tropical drink melting in your hand" in the Beach Boys' "Kokomo" as "Got the cocaine money in your hand," and I absolutely prefer that one."
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Misheard lyrics you prefer to the originak
"There's a Neil Diamond song, "Forever In Blue Jeans" that I misheard as "Reverend Blue Jeans," like it's about some youth pastor. I remember years ago finding out I wasn't the only one. On an episode of MST3K,…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's Digital Backlist
"As we near the end of the core four Milestone books, here's a look at what's left to collect. Crossover issues:Worlds Collide: 1 issue, the central chapter of the Worlds Collide crossover.Long Hot Summer: 3 issues,…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's Digital Backlist
"This week's DC backlist! Blood Syndicate 32: By DG Chichester and Denys Cowan & Pat Broderick. The Blood Syndicate faces Soulbreaker's techno-voodoo! Also: This issue sports another one of Howard Chaykin's golden age…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (SPOILERIFFIC!)
"Thanks, Jeff. I guess my feeling is, the passage of time will mean there'll be cognitive dissonances either way. People who grew up reading Punisher remember his origins in Vietnam, which has now been transferred to Afghanistan, I guess.…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (SPOILERIFFIC!)
"As far as I can tell, you're right -- though I haven't read anywhere near the entirety of FF stories. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few people here and there -- probably fellow pilots -- react to Ben as a celebrity in his own…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (SPOILERIFFIC!)
"I just re-read FF #11, and in the story where the team answers fan mail, the characters' war histories are revealed for, I think, the first time. And it makes a nod toward Ben's pre-Thing fame, as Reed says, "You were the hero of…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's Digital Backlist
"Also: Big news for June! The Milestone books and Captain Carrot are continuing on their schedules -- though July will see some changes as Blood Syndicate and Static reach the ends of their runs. But also, a fourth backlist title a week is going to…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's Digital Backlist
"Last week's DC digital backlist books are... Icon 37: Static helps Rocket celebrate her birthday. By Jacqueline Ching & Joe Brozowski. Static 38: By Jacqueline Ching & Shawn Martinbrough! Virgil faces the…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (SPOILERIFFIC!)
"I haven't read History of the Marvel Universe, so the introduction of Siancong didn't first hit me as a continuity implant. I first encountered it in Kurt Busiek & Yldiray Cinar's The Marvels, used as a setting.... and to my mind,…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Happy birthday, Craig!
"Happy birthday, Craig!"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
""I know! I KNOW! I know what Barnabas Collins IS!"That's what Maggie shouts at the end of episode 588, and frankly, it's about time. She lost her memory of the time Barnabas kidnapped her ages ago, but now Willie has kidnapped…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I watched episode 584 while making (and eating) breakfast. Willie's abducted Maggie and brought her to the mausoleum -- spurring Maggie to remember that Julia brought her there months ago (in the time she can't remember, when she'd…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Caught a few more, jumping ahead 300 episodes to eps 582 and 583. Barnabas discovers Jeff starting the experiment with Angelique, but Angelique disappears before Barnabas sees her, and Barnabas exiles Jeff from the team! Barnabas decides Maggie…"
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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…

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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…
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DC Digital: Releases for November 10

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

Wow.



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

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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!

 

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

How's that?

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.

 

Thanks,

Commander B

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.

 

Best,

Commander B

At 4:17pm on October 8, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Rob.
At 11:30pm on June 8, 2010, Figserello said…
Matter Eater Lad.

We shall not see his like again...
At 6:55am on May 26, 2009, Rich Lane said…
Yep, we've thought it through. No blog posts get up without mod approval. :)
 
 
 

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