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"The" Suicide Squad spoiler thread!

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Rob's Writing for AHOY: Next up -- "Pastoral" in Snelson 2!

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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 2: The Best Version of You
"Oh, man, I loved this revival. I'm sorry it ended with issue 12."
4 hours ago
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Vertigo Miniseries Tour Part 47 Vertigo Quarterly SFX: the second Vertigo Quarterly miniseries, which never got collected."
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Superman's Pal, Curt Swan
"I remember hearing someone being interviewed on Word Balloon -- I think it was Jerry Ordway -- mentioning that Superman: The Earth Stealers was an adaptation of John Byrne's pitch/script for Superman IV.  Ordway (if that's who it was)…"
Friday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Yep, Peter mentioned it on an earlier episode; you'll see Trask state it in 442. It's a more dramatic thing to say than "Branabas??? But you're in ENGLAND!!!" but just imagine if he *had* said that, and Barnabas replied,…"
Friday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"By the way, do we ever learn how Peter and Trask know that Barnabas is supposed to be dead? The cover story is that he's supposed to be in England. I imagine Vicki might have told Peter, but why did Trask think he was dead?* *Other than the…"
Thursday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion New Blog: Superheroes Every Day
"He addresses his choice of starting point in his first post: I want to start off strong, so for our purposes, the story begins in 1978 with Superman: The Movie. That means I’m not going to feature the earlier pre-blockbuster material: the…"
Thursday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion New Blog: Superheroes Every Day
"Nice! I'll check it out!"
Thursday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"And a few more episodes! I'm up to episode 442 now.  Trask convinces Nathan to help him dispose of Maude's body (she's dumped in the harbor), at the cost of delivering a letter from Nathan to Millicent (which Naomi tears up…"
Thursday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"OK, let's see if I can keep the week-by-week posts from getting away from me this time. On Comixology this week, we've got: Aquaman (1962-1978) 56: The Sea King fights pollution in "The Creature That Devoured Detroit!" This would…"
Wednesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
""This is a scared little village," says Peter at the beginning of episode 437... so why not show people a book that tells them when they'll die?  I watched up through episode 440 last night, and it's a nice run of…"
Wednesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion The New Season (2021)
"That sounds like a great way of continuing Fantasy Island. So many TV dramas have to craft their mythology from scratch -- even remakes have to establish it all anew. But with this, while the details all have to be fleshed out, the mythology of…"
Tuesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Robert Kanigher and the role of a fiction writer
"That's a great point about Rock continuity. It's naturally built on the war's historical timeline, but Kanigher's willingness to jump around in time allowed him both variety to his stories and settings and at the same time make…"
Sep 13
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Robert Kanigher and the role of a fiction writer
"I think if we're taking issue with Robert Kanigher's take on Wonder Woman continuity, we have a very different understanding of Kanigher's job than he (and likely his bosses) did. As modern comic readers, we love continuity, and…"
Sep 13
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I've seen through episode 436 now. 435 was a corker, with Ben showing up to testify -- and he names Angelique as the witch after all. And lays out pretty much all the things she did since she arrived (other than turning Banabas into a vampire).…"
Sep 12
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"And here's a quick look at what's coming up (and is already available) in September. In short: We wrap Aquaman...AND the missing final Busiek issue of Sword of Atlantis, get more Green Arrow, more Milestone, fill up a gap in 90s Detective…"
Sep 10
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Well, I've been swamped these past few weeks. But here are the back issues DC's released on Comixology (and DCU Infinite) since August 24: Aquaman (1962-1978) 53-55: Closing out the final issues of the run before the book went on hiatus…"
Sep 10

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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

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.

 

Best,

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.

 

Thanks,

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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