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Augie took advantage of the just-finished long holiday weekend to indulge in a very special Pipeline Project: Can digital comics be read on a TV screen? Check out how he did it, and how well it worked.
Superboy is back, following a big event crossover! And he's getting his own series? Well, that's how it happened in 1994, at least, as Augie takes a look at the Karl Kesel/Tom Grummett series in this week's Pipeline.
In this week's thrill-packed edition of PIPELINE, Augie answers your Tweets, ponders what changes digital comics might bring to the medium, and discusses other parts of the comics world. It's a little of this, a little of that this week.
Augie returns to 2000 for "Gatecrasher," Black Bull's humorous teenage sci fi action/adventure story with a pretty solid pedigree. Also, an extensive look at Eric Wight's new book, "Frankie Pickle."
Augie flies back to 2000 this week, for a look at Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen's "Shockrockets" mini-series. Busiek used an interesting storytelling method for the book, and Immonen's artwork simply shines.
If comic books were to eschew the direct market to go the route of digital distribution, where would that leave today's burgeoning cover artist industry? What might replace them? Would comic book packaging simplify itself?
Deadpool has starred in at least three ongoing series at this point, but Augie's looking back at the first one, by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness. 12 years later, the humor holds up and the character is just as compelling.
Sure, he writes "The Incredibles" and "Irredeemable" today, but 12 years ago Mark Waid toiled in the coal mines writing "Ka-Zar" for Marvel Comics. Guess what? It's a hidden gem. Augie extols its virtues this week.
20 years after the fact, Augie finally reviews John Byrne's initial eight issue run on "The Sensational She-Hulk." Breaking the fourth wall was never more fun, but can a fondly remembered comic book from 1989 hold up in 2009?
Pipeline looks ahead with an early review of Dynamite's take on "Sherlock Holmes." And if you liked the "Fearful Symmetry" chapter of "Watchmen," Augie has a French comic you might want to take a look at - "Nogegon." UPDATED
Augie follows up last week's "tradewaiting" advice with a column devoted to the Local Comic Shop, musing upon its role in the comic book world of today and how the brick and mortar mainstay might need to change in a more digital future.
This week, Augie avoids any discussion about that movie and instead offers up tips for waiting for the trade and saving money at the same time. Also, the Pipeline Podcast is healthier than ever. Click through to find out why!
Three years in the making, Augie reviews "Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk" #3 (Finally!). Plus, what happened to the animals that miss Noah's Ark? And then what happens if Diamond Distribution itself collapses tomorrow?
Marvel's doing it. NBM is still doing it. Devil's Due is giving it a go. First Second runs with it. French comics are the new black, but Augie still isn't happy with them. What more can he ask for? Read this week's Pipeline to find out!
It's the smaller companies that put out the most interesting books. And the most recent "Previews" proves it. Plus, a review of Victorian England mystery series "Green Manor," from one of those smaller companies.
Augie visited the convention over the weekend and files his report, with a few bonus pictures including a spine-tingling near death encounter with the Hulk. Also, there are more copyright infringement/fair use flare-ups to discuss!
Augie focuses on the Comeback Comic for 2009, "The Savage Dragon," and how his enthusiasm for the series has recently been jumpstarted in a big way. Also, he's taking a look through the front half of the latest 'Previews' catalog.
What does Roy Lichtenstein's art have to do with the Obama poster we discussed last week? You might be surprised. Plus, thoughts on the big news of the week along with the death of a quirky trades paperback theme.
For Inauguration Day, Augie digs up a story about an iconic Obama poster, its potential copyright infringement, and what this all has to do with comic artists and photoreference. Plus, more ways to get rid of your comics!
Augie thinks that "Chickenhare" has what it takes to become the next "Bone." Also, some comics-related new year's resolutions, a few thoughts on a new post- Uderzo "Asterix" creative team, and lots of podcast notes.
In which Augie tracks down an artist from the 90s he lost track of, finds quite a lot to like in the brand-spanking new "Red Hulk" hardcover, and shares his random comics thoughts in a fresh batch of "one-liners."
In this week's Pipeline: THRILL! As Batman punches Green Lantern! CHILL! As Peter Parker punches a shark! And GASP! As Augie punches clear into into 2009! Also, where does poor storytelling end and the limitations of the medium begin?
As 2008 readies to give way to 2009, Augie ruminates on Top Ten lists, talks about comics he hasn't read, and shares some great scans from early Image comics. You won't believe what he's come up with!
Everyone remembers "The Authority." Augie looks back on the two years' worth of comics that preceded it this week, with Warren Ellis' "StormWatch." How does the series that made Ellis a star hold up, 12 years later? Pretty well.
For Pipeline's gala 600th outing, Augie delivers a post-mortem on 'Secret Invasion,' has an early review of Dynamite's 'Dead Irons,' highlights some of the podcasts he's listening to, asks Marvel for a 'McSpidey' hardcover, and lots more.
In the 599th PIPELINE, Augie has an early review of this Thursday's "Marvels" sequel release, plus he launches his reading journal for "Watchmen." Also: what came out this week in 2001, and show notes for a missed podcast.
Augie looks back at the beginnings of "Tom Strong" by Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse. He also has a great idea for a website the world unfortunately doesn't need, and shares some sporadic thoughts on the issues of the day.
Pipeline has been around for 11 years (and nearly 600 columns!), but has never reviewed a mug -- until now! Also, how will rising comic costs affect Augie's comic book reading habits, and what's the deal with "Spawn?"
Augie pays his respect to hard-working webcomics wonders, shares some early "Noble Causes" artwork, looks at the new releases of nine years ago, and much more in this week's all-new PIPELINE.
This week in Pipeline: Augie ponders the role of a comics critic in a creator's life while offering lettering criticism along the way. Also, play a game of "Guess the Artist," Marvel comics from the mid-90s, and plenty more!
Is it time for a Comic-Con International Keynote? Will the convention shrink naturally next summer? Augie offers his thoughts on the topic, plus: a look at the art of "The Starman Omnibus," comics of a decade ago, and comic book shrinkage.
Augie has some thoughts on the news of Comic-Con's weekend. Will Devil's Due line of Eurocomics translate better than DC's? Plus: artists he'd like to see get the Modern Masters" treatment and more oddities of '90s comics.
If you're going to San Diego, Augie has a prediction for what you might hear on the Image panel, and a list of places to boycott. Also, 'Mini-Marvels' gets a new collection, Batman has a new movie, and everything old is new again.
Pipeline looks at the new Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale collaboration, 'Captain America White' #0. Also: Augie missed the latest podcasting convention panel, but answers the questions, anyway. When will comic prices rise again? 'Star Trek' comics on DVD? And more
Imagining Absolute editions, being the fly on the wall, invading Japan by land in World War II, collecting sketches in Pittsburgh, recommending interesting podcasts. It's a busy week with a jam-packed edition of Pipeline.
Augie takes a look at 15 years worth of comics and finds some interesting numbers as well as a couple of forgotten series. Also, Adam Warren's 'Empowered' grows as a series, a quick lettering digression and a little bit more!