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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 Plus, a trip around the web for news of French comics and unpublished works.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.
Tue, September 4th, 2012
- Augie in Comics
Augie tracks down characters that share his name and finds one who gets it wrong. Why is the Superman/Wonder Woman kiss controversial? Does Steve Ditko walk amongst us? When does continuity go too far?
Tue, August 28th, 2012
- "Artist Alley Comics" and Boynton (Tweets) at Marvel
Augie looks at digital comics collective "Artist Alley Comics" and finds something to rave over in the form of a purple jungle girl and fighting robots & monsters. Plus, Sandra Boynton on a Marvel comic?
Tue, August 21st, 2012
- Wieringo, Kirkman, Kubert, Vaughan & More
Augie covers a variety of items this week, from Mike Wieringo's start on "Fantastic Four" and the death of Joe Kubert to the funny thing about Marvel NOW! covers and Brian K. Vaughan's new creator-owned success.
Tue, August 14th, 2012
- Reviewing "Y The Last Man"
Augie wraps up his review of "Y The Last Man" with a look at the best issues, the lettering and more. Plus, various thoughts on 'graphic tees,' movie release timetables and Kickstarter,
Tue, August 7th, 2012
- Why, It's "Y The Last Man"
Augie finally catches up on reading "Y The Last Man" and raves over Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's seminal Vertigo series. This week, he examines why it works, down to the lettering and coloring.
Tue, July 31st, 2012
- Secret IDs & Brutal Endings
Augie thinks about rereading favorite works and why he doesn't do enough of it. And should he? Also, some thoughts on the McFarlane art auction, his "secret identity" and "The Walking Dead" #100.
Tue, July 24th, 2012
- "Dark Knight Rises," "Batman Begins" & Creator-Owned Musings
Augie has a spoiler-free review of "The Dark Knight Rises," and generally like what he sees. Plus, take a look back at "Batman Begins," and dive deeper into the world of intellectual property.
Tue, July 17th, 2012
- San Diego Wrap-Up
Augie responds to some of the news out of San Diego over the weekend. Is Marvel done culminating yet? Did Image win the show? And is Hollywood really all that evil, after all?
Tue, July 10th, 2012
- Of Cyber Forces And Comic-Cons
Augie asks the questions he hopes to hear answers to about Marc Silvestri's Kickstarter campaign before offering up a suggested walking route for your San Diego experience this week. You'll need help
Tue, July 3rd, 2012
- Revisiting Frank Miller's "Daredevil: Born Again"
Augie wraps up his look at "Daredevil: Born Again" by focusing on Frank Miller's writing and Joe Rosen's lettering. Plus, does DC's New 52 reboot have a problem with too many choices?
Tue, June 26th, 2012
- Mazzuchelli's "Daredevil" Reigns Supreme
This week, IDW Publishing releases "David Mazzucchelli's Daredevil Born Again Artist's Edition." It's a giant book with a big legacy, and Augie likes what he sees. Really likes it.
Tue, June 19th, 2012
- Why "Mark Waid's 'Daredevil'"?
Augie finally sits down with Mark Waid's "Daredevil" run and likes what he sees: A font. Go figure. Also, Image's "Planetoid" #1 Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man and plenty more.
Tue, June 12th, 2012
- Amanda Conner, Skybound & Absolute Justice League
Augie looks ahead to three titles from Robert Kirkman's Image imprint, as well as the collected editions DC Comics will release this fall, not the least of which is an Amanda Conner art book.