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"The" Suicide Squad spoiler thread!

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Rob's Writing for AHOY: Next up -- "Pastoral" in Snelson 2!

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DC: Infinite Frontier

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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Just saw episode 501. Adam doesn't kill Barnabas, but escapes into the night, and eventually goes to Collinwood for some high-quality Frankensteining. He takes Carolyn hostage, and Elizabeth smells a rat... she wants to know why Barnabas was…"
19 hours ago
ClarkKent_DC replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion "The" Suicide Squad spoiler thread!
"Just finished watching it (hey, I can't see them all). Apart from the gratuitous gore, it's a fine realization of Suicide Squad the comic that John Ostrander gave us so long ago. (The very thought of seeing Starro on the big screen in a…"
20 hours ago
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"The Sandman Universe IV Lucifer Vol. 4 – The Devil At Heart; John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 2 – The Best Version of You; The Dreaming – Waking Hours; and Locke & Key/Sandman – Hell & Gone. The final Sandman…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Oh, man, I've seen through episode 500 now. We've got Carolyn breaking up with Tony. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???? (I'd forgotten they were dating.)But seriously, we've got some great stuff in these episodes. In one, Angelique visits…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Right now he's my favorite character. Browbeaten by Barnabas and yearning for Maggie, his accumulated experiences have completely broken him. He's a real wild card, and I'm loving it. "
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"A little more Dark Shadows this week: I'm up through episode 498. The Dream Curse has progressed a bit -- Mrs. Johnson has come back from Boston and told David, who's dreamed and told Willie. Meanwhile, Maggie's getting obsessed with…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Here are the issues in Milestone's Long Hot Summer crossover. Right now the Static run has already passed it, the Icon issues are in the thick of it, and the Hardware chapters start next week. Blood Syndicate will catch up in a couple months.…"
Jan 11
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Three new DC backlist books today! Here goes: Icon 28: Part of the Long Hot Summer crossover, by the usual Icon team of Dwayne MacDuffie and Marc Bright. I haven't mentioned this before, so I'll list the Long Hot Summer titles in…"
Jan 11
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion From the dismal '60s to 'Spider-Man: No Way Home': What a long strange trip
"Holy moley, Cap! Happy anniversary, and congratulations on 30 years of comics journalism...and the hours you'll reclaim by retiring the weekly column.I think I first saw your columns in CBG; I know this is my third iteration of the site, after…"
Jan 11
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"I just wrapped up reading the early 2000s DC series Breach, by Bob Harras and Marcos Martin. It was originally intended to be a Captain Atom reboot, but then was retooled when DC decided not to reboot him -- but there are origin similarities, and a…"
Jan 10
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Oh, they certainly do! And I think they were right to. The late 60s TV audience -- preoccupied, not necessarily seeing every day's episode, having no way to see earlier episodes after they aired -- was very different than modern viewers. We pay…"
Jan 7
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I'm sorry to hear they're gone. I'm just starting to see Robert Rodan's work now.I've seen a few more episodes -- up through episode 495. Adam is starting to learn to speak, and can say Bar-na-bus -- which might get Barnabas…"
Jan 6
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Just three new books this week... and for each week this month. Let's get to 'em. Blood Syndicate 22: By Ivan Velez Jr. & ChrisCross. The gang faces its own mortality, and Masquerade is now a renegade!   …"
Jan 5
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Short Cuts 57 Deadly Class Volume 10 - Save Your Generation; Proctor Valley Road; Sea of Stars Vol. 1 - Lost in the Wild Heavens; and Sea of Stars Vol. 2 - The People of the Broken Moon."
Jan 2
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Well, I've completely fallen down on this job this month, so let's let those December posts stand for themselves. And January, I hate to say, looks meager. Apparently we're not getting continuations of Zatanna or Superman: This…"
Dec 29, 2021
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I've seen through episode 192 now. Adam is alive! Cassandra meets David! David can't speak, because he saw Cassandra kissing Tony! Roger is still the worst dad ever! Barnabas wants to kill Adam, but Julia talks him out of…"
Dec 29, 2021

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…


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…

DC Digital: Releases for November 10

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 2:56pm 3 Comments


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.



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.



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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