Augie De Blieck Jr.

Columnist
Wayne, NJ
North Haledon, NJ
Mar 3, 1976

I started reading comics at the ripe old age of 13, well after most of my peers got hooked by that "G.I. Joe" commercial. But I haven't stopped reading since. I gave up counting how many comics sit in longboxes throughout the house years ago. Someday soon, I hope to count my comics by the megabyte.

My entrée into the world of writing about comics was in the letters columns of the 1990s, most prominently in "Savage Dragon" and DC's "Star Trek" series. I entered the on-line world -- well, back in 1986 on Q-Link, but I wasn't reading or talking about comics yet at that point, so nevermind. I started up on USENET and CompuServe in the mid-1990s, and eventually tried writing my own review column (creatively titled "Augie's Reviews"), which eventually became Pipeline in 1998. Pipeline has run every week since, without a break, and even ran twice a week for a couple of years, and alongside the first comic book podcast for nearly six years. I was the original editor of CBR's "The Commentary Track" feature, and now edit the CBR Reviews section.

I'm a computer programmer by trade, and a photographic enthusiast in addition to my sequential narrative habit. My wife enjoys Tom Beland's "True Story, Swear to God," while my daughter enjoys the works of Sandra Boynton, Dr. Seuss, and a tattered copy of "Little Lulu."

FIRST COMIC: "Amazing Spider-Man" #318

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Savage Dragon, Ultimate Spider-Man, Oracle, Jubilee, Asterix, Largo Winch

Articles By Augie De Blieck Jr.

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Pipeline - 10/22

Fri, October 22nd, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a look at some of the best comic strips published today: Mayberry Melonpool, Liberty Meadows and Desperate Times.

Pipeline - 10/19

Tue, October 19th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Augie review's Nova #7, plus takes a look at the web sites of some of the top creators on the web like Warren Ellis, Chuck Dixon and Brian Bendis.

Pipeline - 10/15

Fri, October 15th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

An examination of the Fight Scene in comics. What works, what doesn't and the classic fight scene that never gets old.

Pipeline - 10/11

Mon, October 11th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

In Augie's own inimitable way this Tuesday he gives us reviews of Superman #151, Mr. Majestic #3, 100 Bullets #5 and more!

Pipeline - 10/08

Fri, October 8th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes us on a journey to the very first issue of Pipeline. See how the column's evolved, and how much (and how little) things have changed within the industry since then.

Pipeline - 10/05

Tue, October 5th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes an extended look at the new Rising Stars series from J. Michael Straczynski, comments on Chuck Dixon's posting of the latest Batman script, and quick reviews of the latest Flash, Authority, Divine Intervention and Inhuman comics.

Pipeline - 9/30

Thu, September 30th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

The subject of this weeks Pipeline2, Chris Claremont. Augie discusses Claremont's past greatness, why S7 failed and what he needs to do to succeed in his return to the X-Men.

Pipeline - 9/28

Tue, September 28th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

This week reviews of X-Men #94 and Deadpool #34, plus more suggestions for Marvel editorial.

Pipeline - 9/24

Fri, September 24th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

This week Augie takes a long look at two great books, Astronauts in Trouble & Herobear and the Kid. Have you been reading these two books?

Pipeline - 9/21

Tue, September 21st, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Augie takes a hard look at Superman/Savage Dragon: Metropolis, then follows it with short reviews of Desperadies: Epidemic, Divine Intervention: Wildcats, Quantum & Woody, Hulk #8, Transmetropolitan #27 and Ball & Chain #1.

Pipeline - 9/17

Fri, September 17th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

The title of this week's Pipeline2, "How To Fix the X Universe." Do you agree with Augie's ideas?

Pipeline - 9/14

Tue, September 14th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Augie starts with a review of the classic 'V for Vendetta,' then launches into modern day reviews of books like 'Sam and Twitch,' 'Deadpool,' 'Impulse,' 'New Warriors' and a behind the scenes look at Pipeline!

Pipeline - 9/10

Fri, September 10th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Your reactions to last week's "Open Letter to Rob Liefeld" in this week's Pipeline2!

Pipeline - 9/07

Tue, September 7th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Reviews of M. Rex & Intrigue, plus recommendations from Previews and a further examination and comparison of Joe Quesada's art.

Pipeline - 9/03

Fri, September 3rd, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

The long awaited "Open Letter to Rob Liefeld" from Augie De Blieck Jr. This is the Pipeline you HAVE to read.

Pipeline - 8/31

Tue, August 31st, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Why Joe Quesada is cool, reviews of Flash, X-Men, Gen13, Awesome Adventures and Augie's thoughts on John Byrne in this issue.

Pipeline - 8/27

Fri, August 27th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Part 3, the final chapter in Augie's Comic-Con International Trilogy report.

Pipeline - 8/24

Tue, August 24th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

It's Part II of the San Diego Comic-Con report from Augie, this time focusing on the panels he attended.

Pipeline - 8/20

Fri, August 20th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

Part 1 of Augies multi-part report on the biggest comics event of the year, Comic-Con International.

Pipeline - 8/17

Tue, August 17th, 1999 | Category: Comic Books

The mess Augie created, what he's learned in 10 years of collecting and the Pipeline learning curve all this week.

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