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Captain Comics replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"I read the first issue in my blink-and-it's-gone DRCs, and remember being kinda overwhelmed/wowed. Which is good for a first issue. I tried to remember to buy it at my LCS, but by the time I did they were sold out. I'll try to get one…"
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Lee Houston, Junior replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"From the sounds of it, the first issue of the new series is akin to introducing a new Doctor (Who). You have so much to do and so little time/space/page count to do it in. Unfortunately, I can't say more than this right now because my LCBS…"
18 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Classic X-Men
"Hmmm.. Cyclops looks a little Gil Kane-ish to me.And man, it's great to see these Lightle covers!"
21 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Your Favorite Things of the Year! (Est. 2017)
"Two weeks after Basketful of Heads, DC releases another contender for Best First Issue. Far Sector is really something special."
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Luke Blanchard replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"That's a lovely cover."
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion DC announces 100-Page Giant comics exclusive to Walmart
"Previews World has the details on Wonder Woman Giant 2. We get two new stories in this one -- one co-starring Lois Lane, and another co-starring Deadshot:***"The Curse of the K2," a 16-page story written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Crisis on Infinite Earths / Flashpoint Comparison
"I totally agree. After Crisis, DC approached continuity as if it all were true until someone said it wasn’t, and left it to fans and pros to pull the strings that unraveled pre-Crisis continuity with the new origins. After Flashpoint, DC…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Where Do You Draw the Line?
"Yeah, that Jurgens/Stern/Ordway/Simonson run is one of the great works of comics continuity. The sheer editorial effort it must have taken to keep everything consistent! I don't think it gets enough credit for that. I don't think…"
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Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Your Favorite Things of the Year! (Est. 2017)
"Okay, and I'm going to go ahead and say that, as far as TV and movies related to the genre go, my hands-down winner (so far, the year's not over!) is The Mandelorian. Expect a spoiler-riffic discussion thread sometime soon."
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Batwoman' has arrived. She'll tell us who she is, while I'll tell you who she's not
"For the first time ever, I'm enjoying Arrow more than Flash. It's on a timer and knows it, and is holding nothing back.  We've watched a couple episodes of Batwoman and Supergirl so far, and most of Flash. We're recording…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'The Walking Dead' Season 10
"Walking Dead didn't use a lot of popular music until just recently; it's been mostly scored, unless they had a specific reason to source some music (such as Beth singing a Tom Waits song in, jeez, season 3?). It's been one of the…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Where Do You Draw the Line?
"Thinking of Superman, and where I draw the line in a different way. For me, and my reading experience, Superman isn’t really “my” Superman until the Bronze Age. When I met Clark (in the comics, as opposed to TV), he was working at…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"I can definitely understand that criticism. I think Bendis & Sook want to impress us (and Jon) with the size of the Legion, and the differences in the setting, before getting into the nitty-gritty adventure stuff. And certainly, as much as I…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Your Favorite Things of the Year! (Est. 2017)
"It's so damn good!"
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Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Your Favorite Things of the Year! (Est. 2017)
"My favorite first issue so far this year is easily Basketful of Heads #1."
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Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion The Bendis/Sook Legion
"I thought the first issue, while not bad, felt like a FCBD issue, about eight pages of intro stuff. I realize it was the normal length of a comic book (and I'm sure Ryan Sook would take issue, understandably!), but it didn't feel like we…"
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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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