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"The" Suicide Squad spoiler thread!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Comics Aug 11. 4 Replies

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) Sep 9. 29 Replies

DC: Infinite Frontier

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Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"And now episode 469! Vicki remembers more while she, Jeff, and Julia are in the secret room in the mausoleum -- and accuses Julia of knowing about the secret room all along, and wanting to withhold it from her. Barnabas has a partial relapse to…"
Nov 24
Lee Houston, Junior replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"For those interested, I have absolutely no idea when it started or how long it will last, but I have just stumbled onto the fact that (apparently all of) the Marvel Epic Collections are currently $3.99 each on Kindle via Amazon! Imagine, 500+ page…"
Nov 23
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Ha -- throw the book at me! I watched episode 468 last night -- an eventful one! We discover that both Vicki and Carolyn are free of Barnabas's influence (as he's been cured), and that Dr. Lang knows Jeff...and we get the impression…"
Nov 22
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"I've been hella busy, so here's another two-week installment of DC's digital backlist. Nov. 9 Teen Titans (1966-1978) 23: Wonder Girl's new costume! This one's so iconic I'm surprised it's taken this long to…"
Nov 19
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I've seen episode 467 now -- sorry for the delays, work and some extracurriculars are clobbering me -- and got to enjoy Barnabas seeing sunlight, thanks to Dr. Lang! And also Roget get further entranced by Angelique's photo, so much so…"
Nov 19
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Here's a Legion tribute to the JSA's traditional table shot."
Nov 19
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Short Cuts 56 Ice Cream Man Vol. 6 – Just Desserts; The Stone King; Lost Dogs; and Outer Darkness Vol. 1 – Each Other’s Throats. Comics new and old, including a ComiXology Original."
Nov 16
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Supergirl' Season 6
"I took care of it, CK.And oh, man, I'm so far behind on Supergirl. We just saw "Blind Spots," though, so at least the preachiest part is over. It didn't rankle me quite as much as the rest of you, but I had the luxury of reading…"
Nov 15
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Michael A Pinnick's discussion Explain "Infinity" style comics to me, please
"Sure thing!"
Nov 10
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Kindred Saga' in Spider-Man comics cleans up some ugly stories
"I don't think so, but "deceived my Mephisto" isn't a big stretch. "
Nov 10
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Michael A Pinnick's discussion Explain "Infinity" style comics to me, please
"Infinity probably comes from the idea that webcomics can be an infinite canvas. These comics are Marvel's attempt to capture what Scott McCloud was talking about here."
Nov 10
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I was just looking at Dark Shadows Every Day, and this episode is where that writer pinpoints the big change in attitude about the supernatural too. He talks about Dr. Lang asking to see Julia's neck. And then: And there we are, it’s a…"
Nov 9
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Ah, yuck. That sucks, esp. since I liked his first character, and expected to like this one too. We haven't seen Lang's house yet, but I remember the one Vicki and Burke were looking at. Boy, that's a thread that went nowhere! And…"
Nov 9
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"I watched episode 466 last night. It's 4pm: Do you know where your vampire is? A great episode that really moves things forward in a major way for Barnabas... his vampirism is becoming more and more of an open secret: We've got Julia,…"
Nov 9
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Be careful about what you ask for ...!
"That is AMAZING. Happy birthday!!"
Nov 8
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Baron, you might enjoy the Monster Rally Podcast, which is chronologically watching all the Universal monster films. One of the hosts, James, works at my LCS. It's a fun listen!""
Nov 8

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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