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New Title Alerts

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That Bendis Superman Thread

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Will Black Lightning have the Jimmy Olsen Effect?

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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Reading through the Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman hardcover, I got to "The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel," the origin of the Martian Manhuter. And it struck me... for the lead-up to a detective feature, it's not much of a…"
12 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion New Title Alerts
"A No-Prize for you!"
14 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Alan M.'s discussion On the Chopping Block
"Of those, the only one I'm reading is Supergirl, although Books of Magic is a comic I'll probably take a look at in trades. (Which wouldn't be the case for Harry Potter. But I'm sure JK Rowling doesn't need me.)Catwoman and…"
14 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion New Title Alerts
"Hey, maybe Peter filed for an extension. The 1974 date threw me at first because I hadn't finished the issue yet. In our reality all U.S. troops were withdrawn from Vietnam in 1973 except for embassy staff and a relatively small number of…"
17 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Alan M.'s discussion On the Chopping Block
"Read em all at once. Maybe momentum will help."
18 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Flash' Season 5
"Nice! So I imagine Caitlyn isn't in this one too much. But I'm sure she's got a huge part in the following episode, where her dad and mom return! I'm really stoked to see Kyle Secor as the Icicle again!"
19 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Alan M.'s discussion On the Chopping Block
"Despite my best intentions, I wound up reading all of the first arc of the DeConnick/Rocha Aquaman. After dropping it after the second issue of the arc (issue 44), I found myself in a comic shop with nothing to buy, and decided to try issues 45 and…"
19 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion New Title Alerts
"One moment where Peter seems to be slipping up on his responsibility: When he's headed out to the disco to see Harry and MJ, he jokes "Hey, I'm 30 -- I should be at home doing my taxes!" And yet he was shown earlier at Flash…"
20 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"This week's the same as last week, guys -- there's just a little more of it.  Detective Comics: This time we get 304-309, along with Annual #7. Six more books, bringing us to 27 books in the 300s;  we've…"
21 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion New Title Alerts
"Here's what I posted about those two to "What Comics Have You read Today?" earlier: PLANET OF THE NERDS #1: I liked this this one. The art is really interesting, what I would describe as a cross between Kevin Maguire and Ed Piskor (if…"
21 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion New Title Alerts
"The second issue of Spider-Man: A Life Story came out this week, and I read issues 1 and 2 back to back. You're right, John, it's a terrific book! I can't wait to see what happens as the characters get older than we're used to…"
21 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Flash' Season 5
"...and yet...! My Tivo didn't record Flash last night. I have a feeling the show didn't air in the NYC market, and was delayed for some reason. It'll air Saturday, apparently. "
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Mr. Vertigo Reviews 71 Hey Kids! Comics! Vol. 1; Mystik U; and Oblivion Song Chapter One. Two Image titles and a DC that would have been Vertigo in the recent past."
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 4
"I love Legends' new, sillier tone. Whatever the show started out as, it morphed into the JLI of the DC TV universe, and I couldn't be happier. Some of the comedy beats don't always land, and like all CW shows, the real superpower is…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"That's definitely where I first saw them! (And also probably where I first saw the word "nostalgic"!)"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"I reread the first Riddler story in the Detective Comics anniversary hardcover, and it introduces the my favorite Batman villain with a character flaw that subsequent stories have deviated from: The Riddler wins at puzzles & riddles not so much…"
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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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