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Will Black Lightning have the Jimmy Olsen Effect?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) Oct 19, 2018. 4 Replies

Heroes in Crisis (spoiler thread)

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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Supergirl' Season 4
"Thanks, Jeff. She knew pretty early, Richard. I can't remember if it was right away, but at least since they were teenagers. I agree, we'd see a significantly different personality for Alex (which we did get some glimpses of), but at the…"
13 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion EC Archives: How close are we to the end?
"Crime SuspenStories volume 4 is in Dark Horse's June solicits!"
Friday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Supergirl' Season 4
"I don't watch the show, but I'm curious: What did it do?"
Friday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion Wonder Comics: Naomi
"I don't think we know specifically WHO her dad is supposed to be -- but he's not an earthling, and his uniform (and the presence of a Thanagarian in the story already) suggest he might be from Rann. "
Friday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Ok, DC still seems to be in a holding pattern with its Comixology releases; again, all we have are Detective Comics and Teen Titans. So without further adieu… Detective Comics 477, 480, 481, 484-489, Annual #3. This includes a lot of the…"
Friday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' perfectly suited for upcoming TV adaptation
"Wow, I completely forgot this existed. I don't have Hulu, but I'll have to remember to check this out if we ever decide to subscribe. "
Thursday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion Wonder Comics: Naomi
"Naomi 3 is out today... ...and I was wrong! While I like to be right, I also love to be wrong. And I was wrong in both my stated hypothesis, and also an unstated assumption. So I'm DOUBLY wrong! A good day indeed!"
Wednesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Supergirl' Season 4
"Oh, man, Miss Tessmacher turning against Lena really got me. I;d figured the FBI guy was on Luthor's side the whole time (though I didn't see the Otis reveal coming), but Miss T? That's COLD. But I think Lex is going to bring…"
Wednesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion " SPIDER-MAN " comic strip goes for reruns...not Roy.
"Lee, I think it's pretty safe to say that if you didn't like the first month of the new Nancy, you still won't be on board. And as far as your initial, confused reply: I suspect you speak for us all."
Tuesday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Your Favorite Things of the Year! (Est. 2017)
"This OGN is scheduled to ship tomorrow. GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALAD: As a life-long fan of the Marx Brothers, I have long been aware of Salvador Dali’s movie script. Here’s what Groucho had to say about it in The Groucho Phile (1977):…"
Tuesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion " SPIDER-MAN " comic strip goes for reruns...not Roy.
"I'm sorry you don't care for Olivia Jaymes's Nancy. She totally revitalized that strip for me, and it never fails to crack me up these days. If they do bring back the Spider-Man strips, I'll be very interested to see how…"
Mar 18
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"I've bought more than a few comics like that during 99 cent sales. Legion Annual 1? Yes, please!"
Mar 18
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Mystik U
"I really liked that book; I'd love to see more of it. I don't think I want it to be the official history of magic in the DCU, but I'd be very happy to see more adventures like that in an alternate timeline. "
Mar 17
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Vertigo Miniseries Tour Part 37 Extended looks at two large-scale miniseries: Bodies and the anthology series Vertigo CMYK."
Mar 15
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"I bought Detective Comics Annual 2 last night on my iPad to read in bed. I already own a few print editions of this, but 99 cents for one I can read anywhere anytime? No-brainer."
Mar 15
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Last week I wrote:If we get more Detective next week, the following books seem to be on deck: 461-462,and 465-470, which brings us to the Englehart/Rogers run. And that's exactly what we got, with some bonuses: We also got Detective Annual #2,…"
Mar 15

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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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