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Tue, May 28th, 2013
- Revisiting Mike Kunkel's "Herobear"
Augie casts a fresh eye on an old favorite, "Herobear and the Kid," and while the art still charms, he finds a lot of shortcomings he didn't expect in the storytelling, lettering and a few more places.
Tue, May 21st, 2013
- Bikini Cowboys, Marvel Knights & Rob Liefeld
This week, Augie likes a new graphic novel about a cowgirl in a bikini wandering the old west with her surfboard. Also, a look back at Chuck Dixon's "Marvel Knights" and Rob Liefeld's storytelling in "X-Force."
Tue, May 14th, 2013
- The Irredeemable Ant-Man VS AvX
This week, it's a pair of blasts from the past as Augie dives into his growing digital comics collection and comes up with Robert Kirkman's "Irredeemable Ant-Man" and the opening chapter of Marvel's "AvX."
Tue, May 7th, 2013
- Reviewing "Iron Man 3"
Augie saw "Iron Man 3" and rather enjoyed himself; as a roller coaster movie, it's a fun ride. Also, some thoughts on 3D and movie trailers, the future of the franchise and more.
Tue, April 30th, 2013
- John Byrne's "Superman" #1 Revisited
25 years ago, John Byrne rebooted Superman. Today, Augie reviews "Superman" #1 and looks at the generational differences in comics storytelling. Plus, how Apple is like CCI, why "Jupiter’s Legacy" is unreadable, and more.
Tue, April 23rd, 2013
- Making Comics 'Special' Again
Augie looks back on the first issue of Chris Claremont's "X-Men Forever!" Plus, how can we make comics "special" again, where is Frank Miller's "300" sequel and more!
Tue, April 16th, 2013
- The "Saga" of Digital Comics
Augie looks at the week in "Saga" news to see where the competition was, how digital comics work and who made sense of it all. And then, remember "Mayhem"? Or WizardWorld NJ?
Tue, April 9th, 2013
- All Things Digital Comics
Augie appreciates the scale of Marcos Martin's art in "The Private Eye," asks if we have too many comics or not enough and wonders if digital comics will breed a new kind of fan.
Tue, April 2nd, 2013
- "Five Weapons," WonderCon & Second Printings
Augie hits the highlights of WonderCon 2013, checks in on Jimmie Robinson's "Five Weapons" #2, and looks back at some Image second printing predictions from December.
Tue, March 26th, 2013
- Contemplating Quantum & Woody, Marvelman and John Stewart
It was the opposite of a slow news week, so Augie covers the highlights, including DC's hiring and retention practices, Marvel's Marvelman (lack of) plans, Quantum and Woody's return and more.
Tue, March 19th, 2013
- Are DRM-Free Digital Comics The Way of the Future?
Augie wonders if last week's comic site outages portend a future of DRM-free comics. Also, Sean Wang's "Runners" makes a return via Kickstarter, and the end result is even better than the first book.
Tue, March 12th, 2013
- Free Marvel Comics & Stokoe's "Orc Stain"
Augie recaps the weekend's Marvel/ComiXology free comics meltdown with a trip down memory lane, catches up on James Stokoe's wonderful "Orc Stain" and takes a quick look at the week in comic news.
Tue, March 5th, 2013
- Augie's Comics Advice, Purges and the Future of Cons
Augie dishes out career advice to comic creators, shares his plan for when he runs DC, discusses the topic of streaming conventions and purges nearly a thousand comics from his collection.
Tue, February 26th, 2013
- Ellis' "Secret Avengers" and Liefeld Deadpools TMNT
Augie looks at Warren Ellis' recently-collected "Secret Avengers" run and loves the mix of stories and artists. Plus, digital "Previews," lettering in "Saga," a Rob Liefeld TMNT/Deadpool mashup and lots more!
Tue, February 19th, 2013
- Terry Dodson Has A "Muse"
Terry Dodson's "Muse" finally reaches American shores from France, and Augie has an early review of this beautiful full-size book. Also, an early look at Moebius' fill-in work in the "XIII" series from Cinebook.
Tue, February 12th, 2013
- The Perils of Being a Non-Comic Book-Loving Lawyer
Augie notices an unfortunate pattern in the pages of Garth Ennis' new series, "Red Team" #1. Also, a deposition shows lawyers having a hard time dealing with comics, comics will break your heart, bounding asterisks, and more.
Tue, February 5th, 2013
- "Spirou and Fantasio" & Angoulême News
Pipeline goes to France, with a review of "Spirou and Fantasio In New York' and news out of the comics festival in Angoulême. How much longer do we have to wait for digital Franco-Belgian comics?
Tue, January 29th, 2013
- The (1991) Return of Alan Davis
Augie looks at Alan Davis' 1991 return to "Excalibur," dubbing it the "most professional fan-fic of all time." Plus, more links about French comics, digital comics and revisiting 2012 predictions
Tue, January 22nd, 2013
- Augie's Crazy Franco-Belgian Comics Scheme
Augie reviews "Orbital," a science-fiction series out of France, while pondering a new method of learning the French language. Plus, a tool in Manga Studio Debut 4 that changes everything.
Tue, January 15th, 2013
- A Farewell to the CBG
Augie gives his eulogy to The Comics Buyer's Guide, his entry point into the world of comics journalist. And an old comic strip friend,"Baby Blues," releases a book celebrating 20 years!
Tue, January 8th, 2013
- 2012 Reviews and Upcoming Image Goodness
Augie looks back at his reviews from 2012, and ahead with reviews for six of Image's releases this week. Plus, a trip around the web for news of French comics and unpublished works.
Wed, January 2nd, 2013
- T'was the Season for "Li'l Santa"
Was 2012 the year of the creator? Or are we still working towards that? Will Franco-Belgian comics go digital in North America? And what can Santa Claus teach us about storytelling and S-curves?
Wed, December 26th, 2012
- Making Digital Comics
Augie gives Manga Studio Debut 4 a run through, finds a nice way to create a workflow around creating digital comics and shows off some of his results. Also, who did DC fire by fax in the '90s? Augie has the answer!
Tue, December 18th, 2012
- Of Image Comics & Second Printings
Augie runs down Image's 2012 second printings, looking for patterns, and his conclusions may surprise you, Plus, Humanoids has a new title out, and some advice to wannabe comic creators.
Tue, December 11th, 2012
- Attack of the So-Called One-Liners
Augie returns to the inappropriately named One-Liner format to look at past CBR columnists, Erik Larsen and the Savage Dragon's longevity, Tom Orzechowski's lettering output, Gail Simone's "Batgirl" dismissal and more.
Tue, December 4th, 2012
- Comics Ennui, Price Points and Liefeld's New Mutants
Augie covers the cost of comics, the dreaded Comics Collector's Lull and how to get out of it. Plus, a random assortment of comics thoughts and links covering "My Little Pony," Rob Liefeld's "New Mutants" and more.
Tue, November 27th, 2012
- Exploring "Sergio Aragones' Groo the Wanderer: Artist's Edition"
The ridiculously large and undeniably beautiful "Groo: Artist's Edition" catches Augie's eye, presenting an opportunity for some art lessons while revisiting one of comics' greatest funny books of all time.
Sun, November 25th, 2012
- Live! (Sorta) from New York, It's Augie De Blieck Jr.!
CBR's own Augie De Blieck Jr. spends some time in the hot seat as the longest continuously-published online comics columnist looks back on his career as a comics pundit with Jonah Weiland.
Tue, November 20th, 2012
- Grading "Excalibur's" Sophomore Year
Augie takes a look at the second year of Marvel's classic "Excalibur" series from Chris Claremont and Alan Davis. And just how productive was Ron Lim back then? Hint: Very.
Tue, November 13th, 2012
- Critiquing the "Art of Todd McFarlane"
Augie has his hands on an early copy of the "Art of Todd McFarlane," an awesome retrospective of the last 25 years of McFarlane's career, even with some narrative difficulties. Also, Dave Sim follows through on his lettering.
Tue, November 6th, 2012
- 52 New Variant Covers, Sandy and Groo
's Augie versus Hurricane Sandy, writers versus artists, and DC Comics versus alternate cover starvation as Augie hunts for gas, reads "Groo"and weighs in on 52 "Justice League of America" covers.
Tue, October 30th, 2012
- Retro Pipeline: "Excalibur" Year One & "Groo"
Augie looks at the first year of the classic 'Excalibur' series and finds much to admire from Chris Claremont and Tom Orzechowski. Time for writing and lettering lessons, kids!
Tue, October 23rd, 2012
- NYCC Wrap-Up, Todd McFarlane and...the XFL?
Augie finishes his trek through New York Comic Con's Artist Alley, and brings the XFL footlball pictures to prove it. Plus, Todd McFarlane shows off his new art book and Dave Sim podcasts.
Tue, October 16th, 2012
- NYCC In Pictures
Augie attended the New York Comic Con last weekend and came back with lots of stories of cute costumes, encounters in Artist Alley and more good stuff from the con.
Tue, October 9th, 2012
- MacGyver, The Walking Dead and NYCC
Augie travels back to his childhood to review the new "MacGyver" comic, whose transition to sequential art is sadly bumpy. Also, we have Cerebus, New York Comic-Con, "The Walking Dead" and more.
Tue, October 2nd, 2012
- "Epic Kills," "Ratfists" and Pricing Insanity
Augie finds a lot to like in the action-filled "Epic Kill" trade and laughs at Doug TenNapel's "Ratfist" collection. In the good way. Plus, "Avengers" updates, original art scams and "My Little Pony."
Thu, September 27th, 2012
- Bringing "The Avengers" Home
The ultimate superhero movie is now out on Blu-ray, as "Marvel Studios' The Avengers" hit store shelves this week. Augie takes a look and discovers that he needs a bigger television screen.
Tue, September 25th, 2012
- Comic Storytelling and Artistic Journeys
Augie takes a look at the original "R.I.P.D." miniseries that's been optioned for a 2013 movie, leading him to some thoughts on the use of a grid-style layout in comics storytelling.
Tue, September 18th, 2012
- Halloween Shopping Edition
Augie goes shopping for Halloween and comes across an odd assortment of comic book-themed costumes. Plus, a comics documentary that's fair, alternate publishing for Cerebus, and lots more.
Tue, September 11th, 2012
- The X-Vengers Assemble
A lettering win gives Augie hope for the artform. Musings on why an editor's job is so misunderstood or unknown. And Augie's comics purge moves into the longbox weeds.