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The Batman (2022) -- Spoiler Thread

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Richard Willis replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Steve Canyon: A month a day!
"Somehow it had escaped me that TCM movies I haven't recorded and that aren't available on HBOmax are available on the TCM website for a period of time. Thanks to Rob's post, I was able to watch a couple of movies yesterday that I…"
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Steve Canyon: A month a day!
"We watched The Best Years of our Lives last night, and this morning I read Bill Mauldin's Willie & Joe - Back Home. So, so many of Mauldin's panels are still relevant today. Whenever I read a collection of newspaper comics, I always…"
Jun 18
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Steve Canyon: A month a day!
"Whoops, I didn't realize it was coming up! But it'll be on the TCM app for a month, so I might be able to catch it there. I think I've seen it before; I know I've seen parts of it."
Jun 17
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Steve Canyon: A month a day!
"I recorded it but haven't watched it yet."
Jun 16
Richard Willis replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Steve Canyon: A month a day!
"(I have also posted this in the Movies I Have Seen Lately thread) Jeff of Earth-J said: Sorry for the short notice but I only just discovered this flipping through the guide myself, but The Best Years of Our Lives with be aired on TCM today at 3:45P…"
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Steve Canyon: A month a day!
"Sorry for the short notice but I only just discovered this flipping through the guide myself, but The Best Years of Our Lives with be aired on TCM today at 3:45P (CT). "
Jun 16
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's Digital Backlist
"This week's DC backlist: Icon 39: Icon & Rocket continue to face off against the new Blood Syndicate, led by Holocaust and featuring a pivotal role for Flashback, one of my favorite Syndicate members.  By Dwayne McDuffie and…"
Jun 14
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's Digital Backlist
"Here's this week's DC backlist! Blood Syndicate 33: By Ivan Velez & Jeffrey Moore. Kwai returns to Paris Island, and then the Blood Syndicate heads to China to help her face Demon Fox! (2 issues to…"
Jun 7
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I just reached episode 600 -- we get our first really good look at Evil Eve, who is a blast so far. I love that she hates Adam... I mean, who wouldn't at this point? Also, the spirit that's been haunting the Old House is revealed to…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I've now seen through episode 599. Eve's alive! And Professor Stokes has figured out she's actually the murderous Danielle Roget via the time-honored method of Word Scramble. If it's good enough for Rosemary Woodhouse,…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion Single-issue reviews: May 18, 2022
"I looked for The Fox, too, based on your review, but didn't see it! I'll continue to keep my eye out for it."
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Your Favorite Things of the Year! (Est. 2017)
"I suspect I am going to have (much) more to say about this in the days to come."
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's Digital Backlist
"This week's DC backlist: Icon 38: Icon & Rocket vs the new Blood Syndicate, led by Holocaust. This was published about 6 months after the final issue of Blood Syndicate's own title. By Dwayne McDuffie and Mark Bright. (4…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Thanks, Baron! I thought there was a Her, but, well... it's a pretty hard thing to google."
May 31
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"I've been listening to the Wait What podcast's Fantastic Four read-through, Baxter Building, and have been cherry-picking issues to read as I go along; I've recently read FF13, with the Red Ghost (dressed in green, because Communism),…"
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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Yeah, I forgot to mention that she gets a name!I'd give me a little more time before resuming, then... I'll typically be plodding along at my usual pace. But episode 600 is in sight... and then, around episode 623... the official halfway…"
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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

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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!

 

At 11:13am on June 1, 2013, PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod said…

How's that?

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 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 4:17pm on October 8, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Rob.
At 11:30pm on June 8, 2010, Figserello said…
Matter Eater Lad.

We shall not see his like again...
At 6:55am on May 26, 2009, Rich Lane said…
Yep, we've thought it through. No blog posts get up without mod approval. :)
 
 
 

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