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New iPad in hand, Augie takes it for a test comics-reading spin and finds much to be excited about with the best digital comics reading experience he's ever had.
Augie chimes in on the techno-babble behind Marvel's new announcement, poor paper stock quality at Vertigo, a feminist reading of The Smurfs and the fun of "Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine."
Augie sits with the second collection of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca's "The Invincible Iron Man," has an advance look at Jimmy Palmiotti's "Queen Crab" and revisits Arthur Adams' "Monkeyman and O'Brien."
Augie has a crazy guess about Brian Michael Bendis' post-Avengers gig, a tip for scanning original art, a look back at Image Comics' tenth anniversary, a possible future for conventions and lots more!
Augie surveys the state of con sketches today and has a hard time recommending artists remain complacent, saying it's not Chicken Little; it's good business practice. Plus, coloring and lettering tips!
IDW re-discovered Chuck Jones' lost comic strip and made a book. Augie likes the book, even if the strip isn't so good. Also, is "Comic Book Men' any worse than "Big Bang Theory?"
This week's Pipeline begins with a look at "Joe the Barbarian," a 200-page low-blood sugar attack. Plus, an alternate vision for the comics industry, and what can the Wiggles teach comic creators?
Augie opens up the new "John Romita's The Amazing Spider-Man" and talks of is newfound appreciation for the art at large size. Also, Alan Moore did a funny "Spawn" spin-off once that's worth a second look
Augie's review of the recently-collected 'Wolverine and Jubilee' miniseries quickly turns into an appreciation of Tom Orzechowski's lettering.
"Modern Masters: Ron Garney" leads to a lot of talk about inking while Image Comics' "Screamland: Death of the Party" proves to be an enjoyable murder mystery.
Augie explains why 2012 will be the year of the creator with Image Comics set to be the publisher of the year. Also, "Rocketeer Adventures" is a great compilation of short stories by top comics talent.
Augie looks at some pretty French comics, explains why no comics publisher will defend the internet against SOPA and has a new business model for digital comics to consider.
Basking in the post-Christmas glow, Augie raves about "A Tale of Sand," the new graphic novel from Archaia based on Jim Henson's lost screenplay as adapted by cartoonist Ramon Perez.
Augie looks at some of the hardcover titles recently solicited for March 2012, with special mention of the last Todd McFarlane "Spider-Man" collection and the first of Erik Larsen's new "Savage Dragon" hardcovers.
Augie has an idea that would keep comic prices down, promote regular creative teams and save publishing companies money. Also, a look back at Rob Liefeld's first issues of "New Mutants."
Tis the season, so Augie's looking back at "The Last Christmas" and some Santa Claus trading cards. Also this week, one company stops short of innovating digital comics while one creator takes a stance against digital.
Augie takes an early look at "Cow Boy," a funny new book from Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos about a ten year old bounty hunter. Also, some thinking out loud over digital comics and this week's lack of new releases.
Augie recommends "Reed Gunther," a comic book about a bear-riding cowboy. Also, how to completely misread a press event, why Augie waits for the trade and more digital thoughts.
Augie offers up a couple of business ideas to Diamond Distributors to keep up with the times. Plus, Norm Breyfogle returns to Batman, and a word of consolation for Frank Miller fans.
Augie wants to see the 99 cent digital comic grain a greater foothold. This week, he offers three ideas to help push that along, including new websites, apps and subscriptions.
Alan Davis draws pretty Avengers, Erik Larsen hits issue #175 of 'Savage Dragon and Augie wonders if Marvel pulled a bit of a bait-and-switch with regard to Marc Silvestri's run on "Incredible Hulk."
The true star of "Batman Hush Unwrapped" is the artist whose work isn't included in the book: inker Scott Williams. Take a look at some sample panels with Augie and see how much an inker adds to the final comic product.
Augie's not so worried about sexy heroes in comics today, finding inspiration for this attitude from an unlikely place. Also, early reviews of "Heart," "The Walking Dead" and more!
Joe Kubert's career is analyzed in a beautiful coffee table art book. Then, Fantagraphics begins reprinting the life's work of Carl Barks, including a story that hasn't appeared unedited in North America in 60 years.
The last thing you want to read is a boring comic, and Augie finds "Holy Terror" anything to be anything but. Also, which books were worth reading from the final week of DC Comics' New 52 launch?
DC Comics has created the internet's new comic book water cooler. Augie explains what he means by that while looking at seven more of those first issues after a preview of next week's "Holy Terror" review..
Augie delves into the second week of DC Comics' New 52 line-up and catches a lot of torture and thin art. On the bright side, there are some good comics in there, too.
Augie runs down 10 of last week's New 52 and asks questions about the necessity of a relaunch, the fussiness of costumes while backgrounds are lacking and the importance of a good last page reveal.
Augie takes a turn looking at "Justice League" #1 and likes it for many of the reasons others didn't. Plus, "Green Lantern" sports a new copy protection format, a college football uniform controversy and more
With the DC's New 52 upon us, Augie looks at the list of new series starting in the next month to see which ones he's looking forward to, and how that list has changed since their first announcement.
Augie catches up on two overlooked Image trade paperbacks, with "Halcyon" and "Sam and Twitch: The Writer." If that's not your speed, he also has The Smurfs.
Augie looks at Image Comics' "Malinky Robot" collection and muses on art-driven comics. Plus, a look at "Tellos" #1 as a great example of what a first issue should be.
Augie has some unanswered questions about the new Ultimate Spider-Man, shares his thoughts on two new movie promo images, considers a comics purge (again), and looks at Marvel collections for October
Augie dives into a stack of recent Image Comics, including Kirkman/Liefeld's "The Infinite," "Avengelyne" and "The Marksman" along with new issues of old favorites like "Invincible" and "Savage Dragon."
Another CCI has come and gone and Augie finds new respect for Dan DiDio, doesn't expect much from Marc Silvestri's Hulk, takes a guess at "MacGyver's" bad guy and begs for a McFarlane Artist's Edition.
It's the annual Pipeline preview for Comic-Con International in San Diego. What plans you should make now, what panels are a waste of time, and all the latest madness. Also, an update on last year's CCI column!
Augie takes a look at DC Comics' October Bat-titles, wonders how much pro tweeting he's missing, ponders missing "Absolute" editions and looks at Comic-Con International's 2011 programming.
Augie focuses in on DC Comics' relaunch once more, reviews Image's "Shinku" and "Rodd Racer" and looks at iTunes' comics sales charts.
'Augie looks at two 'Flashpoint' books and thinks coloring can save phototracing. Also, some thoughts on Gene Colan, 99 cent digital downloads, and more.'
Augie is catching up on his superhero movies, and checks in with "Iron Man 2" this week, which attempts to do too much. Also, two Image Comics titles try to be "Lost," but is either successful?