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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
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Augie wraps up his fourth day of "man on the con floor" coverage of Comic-Con International in San Diego.
The personalities of San Diego, random observations and much more in Augie's third day of coverage of Comic-Con International.
Day Two for Augie at the con with discussion of the various panels he attended, the costumed folk roaming the dealer room and much more.
Wherein Augie lands, meets and greets in San Diego. Plus, a look at today's panels.
Augie takes a quick look at the X-Men movie and a slightly longer look at its critics; Plus, reviews of 'Superman Adventures,' 'Avengers Infinity', 'Generation X', and more!
With Comic-Con International: San Diego less than a week away, Augie takes a look at the schedule of programming for all four days.
PCR starts off with a special announcement about Pipeline's San Diego Comic-Con Coverage next week. Don't miss it. There are also reviews of 'The Savage Dragon', 'The Authority', 'Superman', 'X-Men 2000', 'Hellcat', and more!
It's a look at the first month of new publisher Cross Generation Comics. From stories to production values to the concepts behind the company, Pipeline picks it all apart.
Augie reviews a couple of science-fiction comics -- 'Gate Crasher', 'Section Zero' -- as well as a new DVD for 'Chasing Amy'.
Not everyone who reads Pipeline is necessarily a fan. Click for a sampling of some of the more interesting e-mail this column has received in the past week.
PCR EXTRA - In a special edition of Pipeline, Augie finishes the reviews he wrote last week, including 'F5', 'The Adventures of Superman', 'Batgirl', 'Uncanny X-Men', and more!
Augie reports on a recent comic convention, plus throws in reviews of 'The Amazing Spider-Man', 'Gen13', and 'Batman Gotham Knights' for good measure.
A week of reviews concludes with books that have a decidedly U.K.-slant to them. Also, a response to last week's 'Come In Alone' column, a 'Comicology' contest, and news on next week's bonus Pipeline!
Pipeline this week is devoted to reviewing the past couple of weeks' worth of comics. It begins here with 'Superman/Gen13', 'Sam and Twitch', 'Wildcats', 'Red Star', and five other titles.
The Pipeline spotlight falls on Chuck Dixon, with lengthy looks at 'Birds of Prey' and 'Nightwing,' as well as a general primer on his writing style and output.
In a week without new comics, what's a comic aficionado to do? In Augie's case, it's the chance to read some back issues, including the first half of 'Avengers Forever'. Plus: a rant on computer lettering and a look at the Pipeline mailbox.
It's the second half of Pipeline's look at books shipping in August, with the emphasis on Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image. The theme? Lots of great collections are coming!
Rising Stars #1/2 and Deadpool #42 get the spotlight this week, plus some smaller looks at Crossgen Chronicles, Gatecrasher, and the surreal Adventures @ E-Bay comic.
Augie takes a look at the industry's increasing reliance on Diamond's Previews, as well as what the latest issue has in store for comics fans this summer.
In honor of Memorial Day, Augie takes an advanced look at Will Eisner's upcoming book, Last Day In Vietnam. Also, a look at the most recent issues of Wildcats.