New toys and features on Captain Comics ... plus a fresh lemon scent!

The Captain has been a busy beaver.

I've added press release text, art and video going back to August in the "Comics News" group. Go look -- it's well over 100 articles, with accompanying art and video! And I will continue to update virtually daily, as new PR comes in (including monthly solicitations). So now there's no reason to go to other sites for info and toys that are available to all. Captain Comics has officially become one-stop shopping.

But while the "Comics News" group is a convenient place to park all that cool stuff, it's kinda off the beaten path. How will you, Johnny and Jane Legionnaire, know to go there and look at the pretty sparkles? Well, the "Latest Activity" scroll on the left will mention that I've added something, so there's one heads up. And I hope to regularly blog/post about stuff I learn from the PR myself, and refer to it, so there's a second. And I hope others will do the same, so there's a third. And if you join the "Comics News" group (which I think every Legionnaire should do), you'll get e-mail alerts when there's a new post. So there's a fourth.

And if that's not enough ... well, you'll just have to remember.

And, say, did someone mention video? That's right, Legionnaires, we can now post videos to the site. The area where you do so is now between "Blogs" and "Forums" on the front page's middle column, and will stay there unless someone objects. (Having art in the middle of the page appeals to my design sense.)

There's a few videos up already, from Marvel, Champions and even my lovely and talented wife, who posted a video she made of my dog in the snow last winter. (Awwww, CUTE!) But, like "Photos," the "Videos" area is open to everyone. The procedure to post is quick and intuitive, and the only restriction is that the video must be less than 100M. If it's more than 100M, you have to post to a third-party host (like YouTube) and use the embed code. There's a link for that at the bottom of the screen, and I know it works, because that's how I post the Marvel stuff, which is gi-normous. So it's easy-peasy.

And why have I done all this? Well, why not? There's no reason the Legion of Superfluous Heroes can't have the coolest and most up-to-date site there is. So knock yourself out, boys and girls, with the new toys. And let me know what you think!

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Comment by Newsboy on November 12, 2009 at 1:01pm
What do you folks think about "Newsboy" as the PR poster?
Comment by Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) on November 12, 2009 at 5:53pm
Thumbs up on Newsboy!


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