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A changing relationship with back issues

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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"I don't know about a god, but there's definitely a lot of hero-worship going on. But I imagine that if my friends and I went back in time and brought back, say, Abraham Lincoln, I'd probably react the same way. "
48 minutes ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion DC announces 100-Page Giant comics exclusive to Walmart
"It was there for me, too, Lee. It got left off my list since it also supposedly arrived at comic shops this week. No Giants are scheduled for the LCS next week, and then the following week is Batman."
51 minutes ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Six more books! Let's get to 'em! Detective Comics 346 OK, the Comixology description of "Batman's Inescapable Doom-Trap!" is great: "Escape artist Carnado steals money to purchase a seemingly inescapable trap…"
1 hour ago
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"Hahaha! I don't mind him as a character (although he is a bit plain), but I really do not care for how the entire Legion seems to revere him as a god. "You're super, man!" This is a literal quote from the book. The book that is…"
17 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion DC announces 100-Page Giant comics exclusive to Walmart
"Finally found some copies of the new batch (and some of last month's) at a Walmart. So here's the upcoming comic-shop schedule: Feb 5: Batman 3Feb 12: Flash 3Feb 19: Wonder Woman 3Feb 26: Swamp Thing 3, Crisis 2 March 4:…"
22 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Marvel Fanfare
"Salmons's figure work is a little blocky chunky for my tastes, but oh, man, do I like putting Daredevil on a cross made of traffic!"
Tuesday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"As I mentioned last week (on another thread), I find this version of Sperboy annoying. Watch the damned orientation! I just want to slap him."
Tuesday
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"I agree that the book is improving, Rob (albeit a little slowly for my tastes). But Superboy's face here is freakish. It looks to me like a fake smile, where the mouth smiles, but the eyes don't."
Tuesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Thanks, Richard! There are long swathes of Spider-Man comics that I've never read, so it's great to get some recommendations of some lesser-known stories. And they're probably available on Marvel Unlimited, so they're not…"
Monday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"Okay, so we're three issues in. We've learned a bit more about some of the characters, and the group's relationship to the UP President (antagonistic), and we've seen them in action as a group, against the Horraz, and then…"
Monday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Yeah, it definitely does. It was hearing the backstory from a friend on new year's eve that led me to pick it up -- I never would have glanced at it otherwise. So there's definitely no way of extricating my feelings about the comic from my…"
Monday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion Comics shipping Jan. 22, 2020
"It's definitely the best Vertigo title since Vertigo folded! (Although I'd say it's The Dollhouse Family that has the most Vertigoey feel out of the bunch -- but that's helmed by two Vertigo vets, Casey and Krause.)"
Monday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"It's funny, Cap. I actually liked Olympia. Sure, it's a very familiar story -- but the story's genesis is touching (the world of Olympia was created by the writer/artist and his father to pass the time while his father was undergoing…"
Monday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Lazarus, Vol. 6: Fracture I
"I think I'll be moving away from the quarterly double-sized books and onto the collections at this point. I read the most recent one, and found I had very little emotional connection to anything that was happening in the story. Rucka &…"
Monday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion Comics shipping Jan. 22, 2020
"I'll be picking up: FOLKLORDS #3 BASKETFUL OF HEADS #4 (OF 7) (MR) $3.99 BIRDS OF PREY GIANT #1 $4.99 FAR SECTOR #3 (OF 12) (MR) $3.99 JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #3 (MR) $3.99 SUPERMAN #19 $3.99 WONDER TWINS #11 (OF 12) $3.99 WONDER WOMAN…"
Friday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion A changing relationship with back issues
"Thanks, Travis! That's great to know.  I'm starting to slowly shift to some digital content in my first-run buying, figuring I don't want the hassle of reselling them later, and the fact that they don't take up space is a…"
Jan 17

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…

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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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